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Thread: Shirt tails.....love them

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    Junior Member bugsmom's Avatar
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    I have fallen in love with Quiltville patterns, so I have been collecting Men's shirts (which is difficult when you aren't married) so I have gotten really familiar with the men's section at the goodwill. I am working on the Smokey Mountain Stars pattern, and I love the way it is coming together.

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    looks great. Love to see pics when completed

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    Check your other "thrift" stores too.... mine here often have dollar days for clothes...

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    Wow! Great idea!

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    Looks great...that would be like going on a treasure hunt to gather fabric and finding the treasure when the quilt is done

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    I love this idea. I'm going to start collecting.

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    Great quilt for a man! I'm thinkin' about it.

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    I love that pattern too. It's on my to do list. Yours is looking good. We want to see it when it's done.

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    That's awesome can't wait to see the completed quilt

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    Love the stars. You will have to share pics when you finish,. Thanks for sharing.

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    Love what you are doing with them!!! Check yard sales, too, with summer coming on. I also use men's shirts for quilting, and can sometimes get large ones for as little as 10 cents when a yard sale is getting ready to close down.

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    I really like that. It looks really good so far, please post when you complete it.

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    The Goodwill nearest me puts out some of the clothing items in the morning and sells them for 1.49 per pound. Much cheaper than 4.79 per shirt. I've found some aweful looking plaid shirts and shorts in there that will look awesome in a quilt.

    I've been on a mens-XXXL-plaid-or-stripe-cotton-shirt hunting expedition since Bonnie Hunter was in town a couple months ago. :D

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    very nice

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    What a great comfort quilt.

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    Darn that Bonnie Hunter...I have a garage that has 12 of the large boxes that eggs come in full of mens shirts ready to be cut up....might need a team to come and help...free sleeves!

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    I love how fresh and crisp it looks.

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    Great! Looks wonderful!!!! I love it!

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    I love your work!

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    really neat!!!

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    COOL!!!!

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    very very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus
    I've been on a mens-XXXL-plaid-or-stripe-cotton-shirt hunting expedition since Bonnie Hunter was in town a couple months ago. :D
    I know what you mean. Bonnie Hunter changed the way I look at what men are wearing. I have even taken about 6 of my son-in-law's shirts off his back. I am ruthless. LOL

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    Looking good, can't wait to see it finished!

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    Yours is just awesome! I really love the way the pattern uses all the colors.

    I just looked at this pattern last week and I am so ready to make it today. Sad to say i have 2 quilts ahead of this one to finish. I am not really a scrappy quilt person but I love the fact that she had shown a picture with one done in all blue men's shirts. So that may be my approach is a controlled scrappy.

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