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Thread: T-Shirt Rag Quilt

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    My daughter asked me to make a quilt from her Harley Davidson T-Shirts. Boy did I have a time trying to figure out how to do it since I couldn't cut the T-shirts all the same size. I started putting them together to try to make the same sized blocks but that didn't work either so, I decided to turn it into a rag quilt. She's very pleased. She sent a photo of it to a co-worker who also has many Harley shirts and wanted to know if I would make one for him. It was a challenging project but I think I succeded rather well for someone that has never had a lesson. I clipped this very, very close so the rag part is rather soft and fluffy.
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    Harley Davidson t-shirt/rag quilt
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    That is really cool. I have friends who have made Harley quilts, but your rag quilt idea is really unique. Amazing for a first timer. Tell us more about ourself & where you live.

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    Fabulous Jacquemoe! It doesn't surprise me that your daughter is showing off the picture to everyone!

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    Hi Annmarie, I'm from Vegas. I'm retired but have been being a part time mom again for the past year and a half. He's 19 months. So much for retirement. I have made other quilts. I just never took any lessons. Had to learn most things the hard way. Simply Quilts and Quilt in a Day taught me a lot. I'd love to have a long arm machine because I love whole cloth quilts and I could stay busy for a long time with one of those.
    I have lots of pets and a sick husband. I have a hard time trying to find time to work on quilts but I keep trying. I'll send a picture of my last quilt. I call it my Salsa quilt. My husband adopted it because he says it looks like the kind his grandmother used to make.
    Thanks for the compliment.

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    This is a spinning jigs pattern by
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    Thanks for the compliment. This is my first time here and I'm rather slow about what I'm doing. I'm feel like I'm joining a quilting guild. I've never had the time to do that.
    Jackie

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    Very nice! Did you put something behind the t-shirt part to keep it strong?

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    I used Osnaburg for batting and for better shredding. I found some fabric with panels of cartoon like kittens and owels(cotton). Hardly a complimentary backing but the colors were perfect and my grandson loves the back. We use it to make tents for him.


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    Sorry, I answered something you didn't ask. I just fusible stablizer to keep the t-shirts stable.

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    Your salsa quilt is awesome too. Great colors.

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    That is so sweet! I love both of them.

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    I love both of them :!: Nice work clever ideas on using the shirts. I like how you did it.

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    jacquemoe~~Loved the tee-shirt rag quilt. I'm going to make one for my daughter from her sorority shirts and have been tossing ideas around in my head. I had already decided it had to be a rag quilt....I had an idea to make the sashing from 5" rag blocks, but like your idea......so I still haven't made a decision. Thanks for posting the picture.

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    Welcome to the group! I keep telling them we're a guild without dues and that's a good thing, right?? :-)

    I think your quilts are beautiful! I have 30 years of Boy Scout t-shirts, they are all boxed up now (I gained a little weight somehow in the last five years :shock: ) and now I know what to do with them all. There are some designs on them that my boys did and I just would love to have those memories to think on frequently. Thanks for another great idea!!

    That's the wonderful thing about being here, ideas abound!!!!

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    I used a light weight, iron-on fusible web. On a quilt this big, I think I'd recommend and medium weight.
    Jackie

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    I haven't read my mail in a while so, my appologies for not replying sooner. Can't we all use a lot of ideas! I look for ideas everywhere so now you know why I'm here :D Thanks,
    Jackie

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    nice quilt tops

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    Neat idea, beautiful quilt
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