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    T-shirt quilt I threw together

    Random shirts I threw into a quilt for my DH. I think I will give it to him for Valentines day.
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    Sweet! Great job

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    I bet he will love it!!
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    If you threw them together, they sure landed in a pretty pattern. Nicely done
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    I wish I could throw like that. Very nice.

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    Looking great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I wish I could throw like that. Very nice.
    Me too!!! The ones I made, with lots of tender placement aren't like that.

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    great job.

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    nicely done
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    You did a great job. When I get through with t-shirts, they look like old rags. I can't bring myself to cut up a good one. Nice turnout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Random shirts I threw into a quilt for my DH. I think I will give it to him for Valentines day.
    Wow great looking top! This gives me an idea of what the quilt I am going to make for a grandson will look like! One of our GS's graduates next June. His mom wants me to make him a quilt using all his team shirts from when he was little!

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    Great job!!!!!

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    Love tshirt quilts as they're a memory lane type of thing. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    You did a great job. When I get through with t-shirts, they look like old rags. I can't bring myself to cut up a good one. Nice turnout!
    I used t shirts with stains or that we're stretched out or too big or some with logos that I knew nobody else would wear. My kids wear hand me downs almost exclusively (so the shirts have already been worn alot) and most of the clothes get handed down to more of their cousins. I have the money to purchase new clothes but have been given so many nice hand me downs that it would be a shame to pass them up. Better to spend the $ on other things. I also use the rest of the shirt parts as rags and gave tiny scraps away as stuffing for doggy beds. No waste.

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    that will be an awesome Valentine's gift! He will LOVE it!

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    Red face

    Does he like the Phillies? : )

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    awesome t-shirt quilt-he will love it
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    tshirt quilt

    Did you quilt this tshirt quilt yet? I am curious to see what kind of thread, any particulars --did you back the tshirts with any stabilizer? I know someone who sews tshirt to tshirt with no backing, and she says she uses a ton of needles. I am getting ready to start my fifth tshirt quilt (over the years) - and want to try another technique of laying out, etc, so any feedback is appreciated...I really like the way you butted them together, very nice.

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    I am also curious to see what the T-shirt quilt does when being quilted? I would almost be afraid to put it on a long arm table - wouldn't it stretch? I am going to make the same thing for a grandson, but the thought of quilting it scares me! I am afraid it will be all wonky from the stretchy T-shirt fabric. I would think a light weight stablizer on each block before the blocks are sewn together would be the way to go, unless it is carefully laid out, pinned and machine quilted or hand quilted only - the long arm table would probably not be a good choice?

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
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    Great job! He's going to love it.

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    I love T shirt quilts, A sentimental gift and a good way to get ride of shirts that are not worn anymore. Great job with yours.
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    I want to make one someday. But I can't bring myself to cut up my old Harley shirts.......LOL
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    I really like it.
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