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Thread: Scrappy recycled shirts/bedding quilt number 2 finished

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    Scrappy recycled shirts/bedding quilt number 2 finished

    I'm on a quest this year to make at least 10 quilts using entirely things purchased ONLY in Poland as my friend told me I had a distinct advantage in making beautiful quilts due to the fact that I have access to USA purchased fabric.

    Many people I know here don't have the money to buy expensive fabric, so I thought I'd like to tackle this as a project/challenge and see what I could come up with things I can find at the used clothing stores. Regularly (I'm finding out), these stores have "everything is 1 or 2 zlotys" (which means about 33 cents or 66 cents and usually means only the shirts/dresses/blouses types of things).

    So, here's my quilt nr. 2 from that quest.

    The navy was a sheet that originated from Ikea, 100% cotton, but I purchased at the used clothing store, and the others are all shirts or pajamas.

    I did grid style quilting.

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    The process, on my Janome Horizon 7700:


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    I love your quilt, and the quilting is wonderful.
    Gramma to Isabella and NEW baby brother Enzo!

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    Great quilt!

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    Your quilt is stunning , i love it , you did a very nice job on your pattern and the quilyting looks very ni8ce , keep up the nice work , looking forward to seeing more of your recycled quilts that youve designed.

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    Your quilts are truly beautiful! I love that you are showing everyone that you don't need expensive fabric to make a beautiful quilt that will be treasured for years. I just love your ingenuity. Great job!

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    You've done it again. A beautiful quilt, really stunning.

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    Your quilt is wonderful!
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    That is fabulous!! You are such an inspiration!!! Traditional quilting at its best!!
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    That is lovely. I love the pattern you used.

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    very nice and great job

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    I love, love, love it.......

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    Your work is beautiful and your quilts are so unique! Can't wait to see the next one!

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    I love your style, that is a great quilt.
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    nicely done
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    I love the use of materials re-purposed. Yours is such a wonderful example. I haunt second hand places all the time. We don't have as many as I would like but persistence pays off. It's amazing what others discard.

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    Beautiful quilt! What a great way to recycle! You did a wonderful job on the quilt and quilting!

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    Very impressive

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    Beautiful. How large are the blocks? What did you use for batting? This quilt looks so puffy. Not sure which quilt I like best. Guess I'll have to chose both. You are doing a great job. BrendaK
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    Awesome job!
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    Beautiful quilt, great job!!

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    Great quilt. What one might consider a "handsome" quilt.

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    What a great challenge. Love your quilt.

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    Design, fabric choice, a great eye for appropriate quilting design. All more important than the money you spent on the fabric! Good for you! You just make beautiful quilts. With or without expensive fabric!

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    Another example of a beautiful quilt using what is easily available to you.

    You and your quilts are very inspiring, I am going to start combing through thrift stores and my family's goodwill donation bags more carefully. You have me so interested in this my family better watch what goes into the laundry room it may end up in my sewing room instead. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billi View Post
    Another example of a beautiful quilt using what is easily available to you.

    You and your quilts are very inspiring, I am going to start combing through thrift stores and my family's goodwill donation bags more carefully. You have me so interested in this my family better watch what goes into the laundry room it may end up in my sewing room instead. :-)
    I'm laughing.

    I've done that...and my husband is wearing a shirt that I told him that after he gets tired of it, I won't allow him to keep it for his rags as I want it. I actually bought it for me to use in this quest, but when he said he would like it (a "Timberline" brand) and just the type of rugged/nice quality shirt he likes, I of course, let him have it. The same when my son has spotted a couple shirts he liked. They get first choice if they want to use them for clothing, of course.

    Thanks for the nice comments.

    I didn't only pay $1 for the sheet. The navy sheet was about $7. I have to sometimes pay a pretty penny for sheets at thrift stores. And sometimes a flat sheet or a duvet cover cost the same. Their pricing seems a bit random at times.

    And only some shirts are once in a while so inexpensive. However, I have a feeling it is plenty to keep me busy for a long, long time. I picked up 27 shirts on Sat. for 27 zlotys. That is under $10! Even the poor could afford that--esp. if they only spent a few zlotys at a time--27 shirts is a very large bag full.

    But this is going to be a fun project for me, I think.
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