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Thread: Recycled Shirts

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    Beautiful!!! I have been known to cut up a shirt or two myself. I love your patterns. Looks great!!

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    Those quilts are beautiful. I love it that you are recycling shirts into quilts. It's what women did years ago. You're just keeping the tradition alive!

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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.
    Thank you MacThayer and also to Rose L. That's what my grandmother used to do with the quilt she gave to me. When I got my cats I stopped using it, storing it in a cupboard. But earlier this year - when my grandmother (now 95) got more and more feeble - I felt like using it again, feeling it's a pity stowing it away. It's really pointless prolonging a quilt's life by storing it carefully and never setting eyes on it. I have it now draped over my sofa, enjoying it daily, thinking of my dear grandmother. Maybe one day, I will take it apart and make two smaller quilts out of the better parts. But for now I just keep loving and using it.

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    They look great. Congrats on your finds.

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    Wonderful quilts.

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    Just love them! Sooooo striking.

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    Love 'em! I have collected some shirts & want to get more.

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    These are marvelousl! You sure did a beautiful job on blending the colors.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Great quilts. My fave is Woodland clover too. I am gathering.

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    Those are fantastic.

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    Love the quilts and a great way to save $$$ and recycle

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    fantastic they are so pretty.

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    What a great way to change up your quilting with men's shirts! Great job!

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    Wow!!! I'm really impressed...
    Great work on recycling.

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    Wow, really nice! Woodland Clover really caught my eye! Great job on all!

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    Beautiful quilts! Our local thrifts are expensive....shirts range from $4.99 each on special sale days, to $7.00 each...yikes! I can shop the department store clearance rack for cheaper than the thrifts. I like your thrifts prices...can I come visit you?
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    You did a great job on all three!

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    These are all terrific. Great patterns!

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    I love all three! Nice job on your designed one. I love plaids. I've been collecting men's shirts @ 2nd hand markdowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
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    What she said!

    (Awesome!)

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    My DDs' dad died in May. I told them to save his shirts and jeans and we can make quilts.

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    What wonderful quilts! Great work!

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    WOW-- did you do those after you were here to North Dakota? Really great --your eye for color is good, haven't had time to do any sewing too busy trying to get the work done. I have a bunch of my sil's chambray shirts cut and a bunch of the sil's jeans cut ready to make quilts out of but they will have to wait til I can't get out. winter is coming faster than I want here. It is getting downright chilly and needing heat at nights.

    Guess I should have read a little more carefully. you wrote earlier this year. Are they now quilted?

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    What a neat idea; they are beautiful..

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    Beautiful! Very neatly constructed and very colorful. You did a wonderful job.

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