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    Super Member Ms Grace's Avatar
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    son's quilt made from recycled shirts

    I just finished this for my 15yo son.
    He picked the shirts he liked from Goodwill & this is what we came up with.
    It will fit his twin bed nicely.
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    I love this quilt! and recycled makes it all the better. I'm sure your son will enjoy it for years to come.

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    Wow! What a great, cozy quilt! Your DS has exquisite taste in fabric & you worked wonders with these shirts! I love this fabulous quilt! I just want to crawl under it & cuddle! Your DS will love & treasure this for years to come! Great job!
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    Now that is a very pretty quilt, and a very special one being made with recycled shirts. It is even more special that your son picked out the shirts. Good job!

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    Awesome Job!!! Way to go...teaching your son to recycle!

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    Great quilt !!! Thank you for sharing.

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    That turned out to be a gorgeous quilt. He had good taste in selecting the shirts. Just wondering, how many did he buy for it?

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    Very nice!

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    I think it's awesome!!
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    Very nice, looks great!

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    Well he did a great job of picking colors, and you did a great job of placing, piecing and quilting, I love it.

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    Handsome quilt for a 15 yo. And what a thrifty, visual lesson for him to understand for years to come.

    Linda

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    hmmmm wasn't expecting such a nice quilt!!! :-) I am impressed!

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    Such a great idea! Nice job.
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    What an awesome quilt! Great idea to use shirts from Goodwill. I will start collecting immediately! Thanks.

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    Very cool quilt and I love the binding.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    It came out very nice.. I did a queen size rag quilt from flannel shirts I got at Goodwill.. I loved the quality choices there were.. The store that I went to sells the clothes by the pound... and I started collecting in the summer so there were plenty of long sleeve shirts to be had..

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    What a wonderful idea, I have to remember this. Love the assorted prints/colors. good job. How much do you think you saved this way?
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    wow, the blocks & piecework are perfect for the material.
    Just passing through!

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    Very nice...

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    This is one of the best LC I have ever seen. Great job by you and your son.

    Darren

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    Wonderful! Now that's the way our foremothers did it - use it up! So saved a lot of cash on fabrics, made the boy what he likes, and gave a donation to a worthy cause. That's a big win all around!
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    that is fantastic and you would never know it came from shirts!....great job!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Love, love, love it. Great shopping success at Goodwill. Thanks for sharing.
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    The good news is - you're the pilot!

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    thats awesome, love the colors....
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