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    Old 12-27-2008, 04:29 PM
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    My son handed me a bag of shirts last summer that just didn't fit right, or were too short in the torso. He wanted me to drop them off at the thrift store on my way home. SO, I took them home, on purpose, and made him a quilt. I gave it to him for Christmas. I give all the kids a quilt, 'specially with them in mind; I'd wanted his to be blue and tan (favorites), and something without any hint of feminine. I'd saved a copy of one similar to this one, and after I started I also saw one on Quiltville.com similar to this one. It was a real hit! He loved it! (and caused one brother to get very jealous!)

    The braided borders were a &%#@ to do because the widths were not the same width. Bad mistake!
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]20256[/ATTACH]

    Kitty tested, owner approved. (No animals were harmed in the sewing of this project)
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]23046[/ATTACH]

    Each block was sewn onto a foundation square first.
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    Old 12-27-2008, 04:34 PM
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    That is one great quilt and I am sure your son loves it. Has your other son brought over his old shirts yet?
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    Old 12-27-2008, 04:36 PM
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    That is really adorable!! Bet all the kids save their old shirts for you now!
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    Old 12-27-2008, 04:37 PM
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    Great quilt. I love the idea of using the tags too!
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    Old 12-27-2008, 04:37 PM
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    oo I have a bag FULL of shirts upstairs!!!!!

    SUPER idea!
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    Old 12-27-2008, 04:45 PM
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    Thanx! I have plenty of scraps for another quilt from these shirts and have other plans in mind for using them also. I had never used many plaids before.

    I embroidery in the corner
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]20103[/ATTACH]
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    Old 12-27-2008, 04:48 PM
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    Thanx! I have plenty of scraps for another quilt from these shirts and have other plans in mind for using them also. I had never used many plaids before.

    The first one was a little blurry. Let's try this one.
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    Old 12-27-2008, 04:58 PM
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    What a fabulous quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love the idea of using the shirt tags too! You might be too good!
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    Old 12-27-2008, 05:02 PM
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    WOW! I bet your other son is going to find a bunch of shirts for you now too! :lol: I would! Love it!
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    Old 12-27-2008, 05:09 PM
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    I really like this! Too bad plaids are considered manly, 'cuz I like plaids too.
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