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Thread: Quilt of Memories--a T-shirt quilt

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    Quilt of Memories--a T-shirt quilt

    I'd been saving T-shirts with the thought of "someday" making a T-shirt quilt for myself. Several years ago, my DD took them home, saying she was tired of seeing them in my sewing room and that she would make it for me. This is what she presented me with for Mother's Day. It is so much nicer than anything I would have made.

    She added patches from my flying, rallying and younger DD's high school marching band days. She included blocks from her's, her sister's and my colleges. She even put in blocks of the Chicago Blackhawks and my Porsche interests. My brothers' and son-in-law's midget racing teams are included. I've attached some close-ups of these special blocks.
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    What a lovely thing for her to do! It really turned out nice. You must have saved a bazillion t-shirts!

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    Just fantastic, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    This is a very nice quilt. It looks excellent.

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    What a wonderful memory quilt. Also a terrific gift.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    I love t-shirt quilts. My goal is make one for all of brothers and sisters. We are "t-shirt wearers" so they have been told to save at least 6 to 9 of their favorites and I will try to make each a quilt. GREAT JOB ON YOUR QUILT.

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    Great job and wonderful gift!!!!!!! It is totally unique. Thanks for posting.

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    She did a great job!

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    That is sew beautiful. She did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojosnana View Post
    What a wonderful memory quilt. Also a terrific gift.
    I agree. I love seeing what different people do with their t-shirt quilts. I have a box of my grandson's shirts waiting to be made up!
    God Bless,
    Rachel

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    PamS Yes I had about a gazillion T-shirts. I'd love to have added more, but the quilt would've been huge. It's already 68" x 76"--perfect size for a nap quilt for me.

    new2q My family are also T-shirt wearers. What a nice idea for you to offer to make quilts for all of them.

    Thank you all for your great comments. I am so proud of DD; she is very creative and comes up with lots of imaginative ideas for both her quilts and mine. She always has great ideas to help me make my quilts unique. She's on this board, so she'll see all your comments.
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    What a wonderful ting she did for you. I know you will treasure it always. She did a great job it is beautiful.

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    Great job! it is wonderful!

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    Your DD did a fantastic job on this quilt! What a super gift!
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    Lucky mom! Please tell her what a great job she did! Thank you for sharing.

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    very meaningful quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    What a sweet gift! She did a terriffic job on it, as well!

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    I love this! Such a wonderful gift from a sweet daughter! I'm sure it will provide wonderful memories for years to come!
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    I am sure you will spend some time enjoying this quilt. Remembering the times that go along with items in the quilt. Enjoy!!!

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    And the setting she chose is absolutely the most interesting I've every seen. Way to go MOM, you raised a very talented and caring daughter.

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    She did a beautiful job!!!

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    Really nice t-shirt quilt. I just can't grasp how the rows are put together. Would love to make one like that.Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sash View Post
    Really nice t-shirt quilt. I just can't grasp how the rows are put together. Would love to make one like that.Thanks for sharing with us.
    She came up with her own design. I don't know how she put it together. Her design is MUCH better than I would have come up with. BTW she did not stabilize the T-shirts. She found somewhere online how to do it without stabilizing. Maybe, when she reads this, she'll put a link up.

    I am very proud of her AND very impressed with her talent. I'd say that even if she weren't my kid. Her work is impressive.

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    What a wonderful quilt. It is evident that you are much loved! Looks as though she didn't miss a beat including all the interests of you and your family. She did a great job. You must be very proud. Thanks for sharing.
    The bad news is - time flies.
    The good news is - you're the pilot!

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    Wow, what a great Mother's Day gift plus all the love she showed you by making it. That is just awesome!

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