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    A friend of mine brought me his t-shirt early this month for me to make him a quilt. Finished the top this morning...now hoping he will like what I did.

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    really cute!

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    It's beautiful and probably more than he expected. I mean-who would think the blocks began as t-shirts? The black & yellow sashing really sets the t's off.

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    great quilt

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    love your t-shirt quilt!

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    You did a good job, Barb. I know he will love it.

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    I'm pretty sure he will love it!! You did a great job!

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    It's wonderful! I'm inspired to begin one!

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    Great Job!

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    How could he not like it? It's wonderful. I agree that the sashing just sets it all off and adds the POP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivian Ketron
    You did a good job, Barb. I know he will love it.
    Thanks for giving me the fabric for the setting squares, that was just what I needed.

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    Thanks to all for the comments...that's encouraging.
    My sis, Vivian gave me a piece of black kona cotton that I needed to use for binding on another quilt....So, what did I do? I forgot that I needed the black for another project and cut it all up for the sashing to use in this one. She also gave me the bright color fabric I used for the setting squares. Nice to be able to shop in sister's stash.

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    Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    Thanks to all for the comments...that's encouraging.
    My sis, Vivian gave me a piece of black kona cotton that I needed to use for binding on another quilt....So, what did I do? I forgot that I needed the black for another project and cut it all up for the sashing to use in this one. She also gave me the bright color fabric I used for the setting squares. Nice to be able to shop in sister's stash.
    Yes, it is. None of my sisters sew. They all come to me.

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    Beautiful quilt! I just recently finished my very first t-shirt quilt and have a request to do 4 more!

    I'm curious - what size blocks are those. Just wondering for how easy that was or wasn't to work with.

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    I have a 16 1/2 in. square ruler, so started cutting them that size and sewed the middle row together, then looking through the stack of shirted, I reliazed that several designs were about 17 inches long. Since I needed more length for the quilt, I cut the rest of the blocks 16.5 x 18.5 and that worked out to give the extra length I needed. The finished size of the quilt is approximately 75 by 100 as per request. My sashing strips were cut 1.5 in.

    It wasn't all that hard to put together, except for the Pellon fused to the back of the shirts, I had a hard time feeding in through my machine even with my walking foot. The weight of it had a lot to do with it tool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conniequilts
    Beautiful quilt! I just recently finished my very first t-shirt quilt and have a request to do 4 more!

    I'm curious - what size blocks are those. Just wondering for how easy that was or wasn't to work with.

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    very cute. I'm sure he will like it.

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    nice looking quilt. I know he will like it.

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    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    I have a 16 1/2 in. square ruler, so started cutting them that size and sewed the middle row together, then looking through the stack of shirted, I reliazed that several designs were about 17 inches long. Since I needed more length for the quilt, I cut the rest of the blocks 16.5 x 18.5 and that worked out to give the extra length I needed. The finished size of the quilt is approximately 75 by 100 as per request. My sashing strips were cut 1.5 in.

    It wasn't all that hard to put together, except for the Pellon fused to the back of the shirts, I had a hard time feeding in through my machine even with my walking foot. The weight of it had a lot to do with it tool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conniequilts
    Beautiful quilt! I just recently finished my very first t-shirt quilt and have a request to do 4 more!

    I'm curious - what size blocks are those. Just wondering for how easy that was or wasn't to work with.

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    I love it!

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    Looks great!

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    You did a fantastic job.....A great looking t-shirt quilt!

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    I think he will love it...it came out really nice!!!

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    Beautiful quilt. You had some very nice t-shirts to work with. Your sashing sets it off wonderfully.

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    Fantastic job. Love the black sashing with the yellow cornerstones and the plaid outer border.

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