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Thread: Quilt from men's shirts

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    Quilt from men's shirts

    Kay made this quilt from men's shirts. She used the shirt button plackets for borders around the outside of the quilt. Kay also made use of shirts by piecing the quilt backing from them. The Nine Patch and Snowball blocks made up very nicely for a man's quilt. We chose Hobbs 80/20 batting and custom quilted it with continuous curve on the nine patch blocks and echo stitching on the snowball blocks
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    How clever using the buttons for the border! Great overall design and look

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    That is a really nice quilt, thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent!!!!!

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    I really like the uniqueness of this quilt. Beautiful work on piecing and stitching. Wonderful memories in that quilt!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    What a wonderful quilt!

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    Love it!!!
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    Super quilt! The buttons are a wonderful. It's a very handsome quilt!

    Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville for more shirt quilt ideas.
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    How creative! Love the way you used the button plackets. Very attractive quilt.

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    OH fabulous quilt and quilting!!! I just found a box of my DH's old, outgrown shirts in the back of his closet and I was thinking of what to do with them! What timing!!!
    Nikki in MO

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    Awesome job!! Love it!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    That is probably one of the best looking "shirt" quilts I've seen! Great design! What a unique and absolutely fun way to use the buttons. Kudos to Kay!
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    oh that is so darn cute...i`m going to bookmark this one for inspiration....

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    Awesome quilt! How creative!

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    Great idea for a man's shirt quilt. It turned out wonderful. I've been saving a bunch of shirts for a project like this and now have a great idea to use to make it. Thank you for sharing.
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    This is a great looking quilt!!!A thrift shop in our town had a 10 cent clearance sale on everything in the store--this makes me wish I had gone and stocked up on men's shirts! Would you share the instructions for doing the button-placket border? Very original--I love it!!!
    ~( ) Jeri

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    You guys are so talented! Beautiful!
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    Neat quilt! Great use of the shirts, and love the button plackets for the border!
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    What a great use for shirts it is a really neat quilt
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    It's a great quilt! I have bought a lot of shirts, but haven't yet started one. The quilting on it is just the way I like it: not overpowering the quilt, but adding dimension and interest.

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    That is a really good idea.

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    what a great idea for the borders

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    Love it and have been looking for an idea of using men shirts.

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    A wonderful quilt. Clever use of buttons on border.
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    What a unique idea! I saved my dad's shirts after he died. This would be perfect for them. Thanks.

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