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coreisten
« on: August 07, 2006 09:39:27 PM »

I feel like a kindergardener showing off the crayon drawing she made at school that day compared to all of you amazing quilters, but here it is! My tshirt quilt:





The back is a goodwill sheet.

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006 09:45:00 PM »

awww, i made one of these, too! i was inspired by one of those t-shirt craft books.

your colors look much better. i ended up with a lot of blacks and reds that didn't really jive. also, mine is wayyyy too big. i'm also using a flat thrift store sheet for the back, i just have to get around to washing it before i sew it on.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006 09:49:44 PM »

Wow!  Thats such a great use for old t-shirts!  Is it nice and warm?
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006 09:51:43 PM »

Oooh! You've just reminded me that I really want to make one of these. Yours looks so cozy!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006 06:09:48 AM »

Unwrap my monster  Grin hehehe I really like that right now i'm making a patchwork quilt and i hope it turns out that well
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2006 07:21:00 AM »

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I feel like a kindergardener showing off the crayon drawing she made at school that day compared to all of you amazing quilters

No need to feel that way - your t-shirt quilt looks fantastic.  I love all the bright colors and neat pictures.  The backing looks great too!
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006 11:41:35 AM »

its awesome! I wish I had saved all my animal showing shirts and such... And I'd assume you are in Austin. lol.  I'm from Bastrop!
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2006 09:47:29 PM »

Nice quilt! I think i will try that, its a really good idea and you did a really great job with it!! It looks so comfy mmm cant wait to start, thanks for the inspiration! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2006 08:51:39 PM »

Wow!  I have been wanting to do this for a while, but haven't started on mine yet.  So great to see the finished project!  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006 06:09:46 AM »

I'd love to do this with my kids old cothes, but I have a couple questions..

Do you just cut them into a square shape (removing the arms and bottom etc?) ? Do you use reguar sutffing or that sheet batting stuff? Is it a whole shirt or just the important part (front or back?)? Did you pin it to the sheet then sew it all or do it in parts?


Wow...maybe it would have been more efficient to ask for a tute! Grin That's sooo nice and a great way to remember all the fun stuff you did and liked growing up. I have this AWFUL Billy Ray Cyrus shirt that I'd have to use if I made one for me!
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