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US Navy T-Shirt Quilt for DH

Old 05-23-2019, 12:38 PM
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I've been working on this fella for a little while... Used EQ8 to create the layout.. read several previous threads about stabilizer, cotton vs. poly/cotton, batting, etc... Thank you fellow QBer's for the wonderful shared experience and advice - it really helped with my 1st T-shirt quilt.

This was made from a few of my DH's Navy T-shirts dating back 10-35 years ago.. The two small rows of insignia graphics in the center column represent the chronological order of his duty stations. Decided to use up a bunch more on the back.. My DH loves the entire quilt - and it sure tells his military story well.. There are another 15-20 t-shirts left so I'm guessing there might be another quilt to be made soon!

Thanks for looking!

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Old 05-23-2019, 12:42 PM
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Lovely quilt. The "Navy" blue makes the shirts pop. Did you draw out your quilting lines before you quilted or did you use a guide with your walking foot?
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I used a frixion pen making one X from corner to corner - then used my walking foot and guide.. Dont look too close it gets a little bit wonky but overall I'm pleased. The extra weight of the knit fabric gave me more to wrestle with through my DSM - but my Juki TL2200qvp mini didn't skip a stitch!

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Lovely quilt. The "Navy" blue makes the shirts pop. Did you draw out your quilting lines before you quilted or did you use a guide with your walking foot?
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:11 PM
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​Wonderful T shirt quilt !
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This is a wonderful quilt. I'm sure your husband loves it! A great thing to do for him.
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:24 PM
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It is wonderful. It is very obvious why he loves the quilt.
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Love how this quilt turned out it is really Pretty!!! Go Navy!! Thank your husband for his service (you also)!
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Wonderful quilt for your Husband.
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A beautiful quilt, for sure!
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What a fabulous quilt for your husband! So many memories... and you captured them so well. I'm sure he loves it! Beautiful job!
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