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    Tshirt Quilts

    I made these two T shirt quilts for granddaughters. One I stuffed extra filling in and it turned real puffy. I tied them. The girls liked them. I don't want to make any more tho.

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    Cool looking T-shirt quilts!

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    nicely done
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    I don't blame you. I made about 6 of them for customers and I didn't enjoy making them especially with dealing with the weight of the quilt.
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    They are both great quilts! You did a wonderful job!

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    I recently made 4 for a friend whose husband passed away suddenly. I enjoyed the process. I am sure your nieces loved them.
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    great quilts!!!
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    I bet they Love those. They are so nice and cozy looking.

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    Nice looking quilts but a lot of work.

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    Great job on both. I have t shirts waiting for me to get them into a quilt. Another day!!

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    I made one last year for a GGD and am working on one for another GGD Hope none of the other GGkids are saving t shirts, lol. The quilts do get heavy so I send mine out to be quilted.

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    They will love the fluffy quilts. I tied my last tee quilt and it is my favorite quilt. There is some weight to it but it's great for relieving stress.
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    Those are great!!!

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    I am sooooo with you. I have two t-shirt quilts at the longarmers. These were for my nephew and his little son. I hope my three sons and two grandsons never do anything but wear their sports t-shirts. I know better than to say never again so, if they ever ask, hopefully either the memory of this exercise will have faded or I can wiggle out of it! I was seriously so tired of them that it took me two weeks to do the last two hours of work to complete the tops. The tops turned out great but I would never have believed that I could get fed up with anything piecing. These did it!
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    Oh that is so cool !!!
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    You did a great job!

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    Those are such a wonderful trip down memory lane for each girl. What did you back them with?

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    They both look really nice.
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    T-shirt quilts can be a bit of a challenge. Nicely done!!

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    They look great.I have avoided making a t shirt quilt for the same reasons you are done with them.
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    nicely done
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Fantastic quilts! I'm sure they'll be loved forever. Kudos!

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    That is awesome...Love it..

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    I've never made a t-shirt quilt and not sure I want to from the comments. But...what tips do you have about making them? Do you need to use a zig zag stitch when piecing them so they will stretch with the fabric? What about quilting them?

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    I cut the T shirt part that I wanted and ironed on a light pellon so the T shirt would be stable then I squared them up and laid them out trying to decide how to fit them together and used regular cotton inbetween. Sewed them on the machine. I used poly stuffing and the pink one was overstuffed. Overstuffing was a bit of a mistake. Then I tied them and the bending over to get the needle through and tying was trying. I think I used flannel on the back to make it soft. The overstuffed one was really too heavy. I don't think my back can take doing another one. The girls liked them so that made it almost worthwhile. Ha.

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