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Thread: Some T-Shirt Quilts

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    Super Member jetnica's Avatar
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    Hi!

    Still digging through pictures of my quilts as a way to introduce myself!

    These are T-Shirt Quilts I've Finished...

    Sorority Shirts
    Name:  Attachment-8695.jpe
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    1st Teaching Job Shirts
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    Current Teaching Job Shirts
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    Student Commissioned Quilt
    Name:  Attachment-8767.jpe
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    I took the liberty of bookmarking...these look fantastic and my middle step-son recently asked if I would make him one with his vast collection of treasured T's.

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    They are a little more time consuming - but the best tip I have is to make sure to back the shirts with interfacing BEFORE you cut.

    The shirts are just too stretchy otherwise.

    It's a great way to keep all those shirts that don't fit and still make them useful...

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    I did one for my DD (sorority shirts). Your shirts quilts are wonderful. She loves hers but it was sure a learning experience.

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    WOW!!!!!! those will be keepers to hand down to family

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    those are great thank you for sharing

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    WOW!!! They are all beautiful :D:D:D

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    Wow, cool ideas thanks for sharing!

    I have some teddy bear t-shirts, now I know what to do with them. What type of interfacing do you use?

    Karen

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    Grat job! I really like your star. That's a diferent idea than I've seen before.

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    Good work. I love the pink sorority shirts one best.

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    nice job on all of them. I have to make two and I am so nervous about making them!!!

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    You did wonderful. I have got a ton t-shirts from my kids that I am going to make into quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Wow, cool ideas thanks for sharing!

    I have some teddy bear t-shirts, now I know what to do with them. What type of interfacing do you use?

    Karen
    Karen,

    Sadly, I use whatever I can find as cheapest at that moment. Joann's had a black friday/saturday sale on some pretty thin stuff and I stocked up on that. It's *really* thin, but it still keeps the tshirts from stretching. I used that stuff on the student quilt - I've also been using it for bags, but I've found I need to line both the outer shell and the lining for it to "work" like it should.

    =)

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    A suggestion I got from someone was to use unterfacing on all the fabric you use in the quilt,sashing etc. What do you think?

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