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Thread: Recycled Shirts

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    What a great way to recycle. The quilts are lovely.

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    Great jobs!

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    Great job!

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    Your quilts are beautiful! That's a great book, btw! Love Pat Speth and Pat Sloan on the nickel quilts. I admire people who have the energy to tear all those shirts apart for the fabric, but the results are fantastic! They give much warmth from their appearance! :-D :-D :-D :thumbup:

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    Very talented. Very pretty quilts

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    those are gorgeous... i took a class w/pepper cory & the supply list called for shirting.. i did the same thing... you can get a lot of fabric out of an xlg mens shirt!!

    i love those fabrics & have gone back several times.

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    Your quilts are great I have dreams of making a shirt quilt someday. I also have that book love it

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    I love your quilts, especially the first one, great colors.

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    They are so pretty. I guess if the fabric gets too high priced we
    can go for shirt quilts.

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    I got to see these quilts in person today!! She's my new friend & visited her today. Greats quilts and she gave my lots of "show & tell". Also this princess is doing the quilting on quilts for wounded warriors for our group. Thank-you!

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    Your quilts are great and nice to recycle.

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    Are you the clever one. They are great quilts. These quilts look usable and not ones to just look at and I like that.

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    Beautiful quilts. I would have never thought of looking thru the shirts for fabrics. Lol, you should have seen the looks I got when I was closely studying one of the wedding dresses at the local resale shop. I know they were wondering why I would be looking at THAT, lol. Because it was beautiful, large, and had a full train of gorgeous fabric....but I did pass.

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    Who knew that shirts could turn out like this? I sure didn't. They are just great and I applaud your genius. Way to go!

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    You are a lady after my heart. I simply love scrap quilt. I was recently reciepent of some large dresses to recycle. They yield a lot in scraps. Then I was given some scrub sets to cut. Beautiful material. Hey let the thirties roll again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Earlier this year i decided to work with recycled men's shirts. In my area the salvation army has 5 for $5 fridays. after my first purchase i was obsessed! i wound up with 80!! Washed them in hot water, starched, cut them into large pieces then was stumped. Finally decided to cut them all into 5" charms (accucut studio) and 2 3/4" "quarter charms". BTW, a man's shirt yields 40 to 55 charms, plus a variable number of 1/4 charms. I made a quilt of my own design and then found the Nickle Quilts books by Pat Speth. I have other quilts planned and these 3 tops are not quilted yet... another board member asked me to post my wip. I admire scrappy quilts but I'm a mathematician so I have a hard time just grabbing and sewing, but I pushed myself on the first 2 (still need lots of work on color values), then succumbed to a more ordered one for the third.

    First pic. my design, 'lil twister border.
    Pic Two "Woodland Clover" from "More Nickle Quilts",
    pic three "Pinwheels on Parade" from "More Nickle Quilts",
    love them all

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    I like your idea. thank you for sharing :)

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    What a great idea wonderful quilts!

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    I love your shirt quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackied
    The second one is awesome to me.
    Jackie: off subject but your Avatar is so cute; I can't resist.....

    "g'Ma! read my lips!" I said "cookies, NOW!" "please?"

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    I like all three of them!

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    PaperPrincess! Love your quilts. Great recycling idea.

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    What a great idea, your quilts are gorgeous!

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    Spectacular!

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    What beautiful quilt tops. It's so rewarding to take something used and recycle it into something beautiful.

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