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    Excellent! I wouldn't have thought you could get such a truly lovely quilt from old shirts.

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    These are great!!!

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    I love the look of these quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer
    Quote Originally Posted by Thusnelda
    I like the look of them. But isn't the fabric rather thin? My granmother made the most wonderful pineapple pattern quilt for me using old shirts and dresses. Unfortunately, some pieces pretty soon showed some wear and got torn.
    Yes, I ran into that problem with one of my great grandmother's quilts. I solved it by either replacing the patch (a lot of work) or simply appliquéing a new patch over the torn one. That's faster, and you'd be surprised at how nice it looks.
    Around here they really look over the shirts before they put them out. I read that I should look out for thin, worn shirts, and check the underarm area for staining and wear, but haven't found any issues like that. I have only purchased 1 shirt with a spot, and it was very small. there were a couple that were more of a looser homespun weave and i just made sure that they were sewn next to a tightly woven one & used a bit smaller stitch.

    The bonus is that while looking for cotton (and going every week ;-) ) I was also able to purchase about 8 washable SILK shirts, for a buck each!!!! Most are Aloha prints in a jacquard weave in pastel colors. Can't wait to start on those!

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    Wow! All gorgeous!

    Check out Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville if you have not already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thusnelda
    I like the look of them. But isn't the fabric rather thin? My granmother made the most wonderful pineapple pattern quilt for me using old shirts and dresses. Unfortunately, some pieces pretty soon showed some wear and got torn.
    The proper thing to do with those torn areas is just to applique a new piece right over the torn or worn pieces and give the quilt new life. Best wishes!

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    Who knew a bunch of old shirts could be so lovely?!! Your quilts are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

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    I love them! We have been making a lot of "recycled items into quilts, your's really turned out nice!

    I made a keepsake quilt out of my maternity clothes when I had my Daughter! It was the first, now I make lots of recycled keepsake quilts, your imagination is your best tool.

    You have done some really beautiful work!

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    Holy Moly I love them all...great work... :thumbup:

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    Terrific use of cast-offs! I only need to go through our closet for such finds.

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    They are beautiful. What a great idea. I think I will look for some old shirts.

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    Wow, you did awesome!! I really like the way they turned out, especially the pinwheel!

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    Wow! So many pieces! What a terrific job!

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    The quilts are neat!

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    Your quilts are beautiful!! Congratulations on your finds!!

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    Great quilts

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    I like #2 best, then #1 & last #3. Great recycling!

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    Neat

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    I am impressed. I particularly like your pinwheels.

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    These are gorgeous!!!! They sparkle with color! You turned these shirts into wonderful quilts.

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    WOW!!!

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    The second one is awesome to me.

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    Very pretty and with fabric prices so high, the quilts are great inspiration.

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    Awesome! I love your repurposing of the shirts into something amazing! Great job!

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    These are lovely. Your color values are spot on in my opinion.

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