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    this will be one of my sons b day gifts.happy b day jeremiah
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    That came out really nice. He ought to love that. Now you can tell how you made yours. Everyone seems to go about it different' your squares look really good,and it looks nice and smooth. I like it. :P

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    i was really lucky i guess.it being my first and all. well i know how they say don't cut the shirt until after you ironed the stableizer on. but i cut my shirt fronts out before. then ironed them down then i cut them down to the size i wanted them. i was really surprised how this turned out .it only took me one day to complete the top . i think i want to do another one real soon.

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    Thats amazeing, I have read many directions on t shirt quilts and they were tricky......Yours sounds like something anyone ca n do. I just love the way it looks :)

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    Tshirt quilts really are easy...especially if your blocks are the same size! I did one for my son using his 2X tshirts from high school. They were sewn together with no sashing. I did another last Christmas for my niece from her softball tshirts, using a really funky fabric to sew them together. Wish I knew how to post a picture to show you. I have more shirts cut now that are NOT the same size. This one will be a little tricky but I know I can do it!!

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    ellen can't wait to see those. thanks sarah

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    OK....here is an attempt to attach two pictures. These pictures were taken before it was actually machine quilted. I had spread it on my bed to see how it would look. Hope you like it!!

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    Hi,

    Your T-shirt quilt is just fabulous, I've been thinking for a while that I should do something similar as with three growing boys I have plenty of that kind of material! I feel really inspired now, thanks so much.

    Nicky (from England)
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    great job!!!!

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    This is great - I've been wanting to do something similar with my husband's running shirts (now that he no longer runs....and no longer fits into them).

    What kind of stablizer did you use...one for knits or one for non-stretch fabric. How heavy?

    K Cama

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    I used a lightweight pellon/'wonderunder"/stich-witchery......I don't know what you call it!!! It's an iron-on fuseable interfacing (?). You can tell what an expert I am!!! I won't use the lightweight again...didn't seem to stick as well as the medium weight that I used on a tshirt quilt for my son a few years earlier. I will get the medium again for the one I'm in the process of putting together. Thanks for asking!

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    The shirts that I have ready for sewing now are from earlier years which means they are not the same size. I have planned to do the smaller ones on both sides then fill in the middle rows with larger ones, trimmed to fit between those outer sides. If only I could find some sewing time!

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    Just spent the last month cleaning my sewing room and found tons of the medium weight fusible....what good timing....and WHAT was I thinking when I bought all that???

    Thanks....although that does add another quilt to the list I don't have done yet.
    KCama

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    This quilt top is a collection of shirts from my husband and two sons.
    Not trying to hijack your thread, just showing a different way to use different sized motifs to make blocks. The backing is black with gold musical notes and pieced with the John Flynn diagonal method. It's almost ready for the LAQ, a label and posterity.
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    Thanks for your response!! I recently finished another tshirt quilt using strips of tshirt for the sashing between the shirts. DON'T DO IT!!!! It was too stretchy! I'll never do that again. ONly fabric for sashing from now on. Have fun with your quilt. They always bring back great memories for each shirt!!

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    Thanks for heads-up on using teeshirt fabric for sashing. The red you see in the blocks is flannel and I will also caution--don't do it. It shrunk everytime I pressed, even though I had prewashed in hot water and dried it in a hot, hot dryer.

    Next time I'll stick with 100% cotton for all construction pieces except the teeshirts.

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    very nice quilts.....

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