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dishwasher182
« on: October 13, 2006 08:10:06 AM »

And turn them into a quilt  Grin

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It is SUPER warm! I love it!

The back is actually 'sweatshirt' type material.. that i got at wal mart for $1 a yard!!! And it has batting between both layers... Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006 09:29:19 AM »

love your quilt. i've had a t-shirt quilt on my wist for ages and it's also on my make-it-one-day list. (i have to justify holding on to all those never worn shirts from highschool! Wink)

question: did you use interfacing on the backs of the t-shirt squares? i'm envisioning that the jersey would get all stretchy and wonky and not line up when i'm sewing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006 09:43:11 AM »

very cute, I've been thinking about making one of these, how hard was it to make? and did you quilt it?
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006 10:26:01 AM »

thanks guys Smiley
I did use interfacing on the backs of all the t shirts... i think that's what took so long to make it!
It was pretty easy to make...  I made a small square pattern from a paper bag and i used that to cut out all my t shirts.. and then i added on those two longer verticle rows at the last minute because it wasn't wide enough..Smiley
After i had the front and back sewn up, i just made a big sandwich... back piece, batting, and top piece... and then i put binding over the edges... overall.. very easy to make.. just time consuming Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006 11:00:52 AM »

You might want to sew long straight lines along all your tshirt squares the full length and width so your batting won't get all weird?

I made a strip quilt and a friend quilted it for me along the strips and it created such a neat pattern on the back.

Nice job I'll certainly add a t-shirt quilt to my to make list ;-D
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2006 11:17:48 AM »

That turned out great!  It's hard to get t shirt quilts to come out so nice...but they're soooo comfy!

You might want to sew long straight lines along all your tshirt squares the full length and width so your batting won't get all weird?

She has a good point... If nothing else, use some yarn and tie through all the layers at the corner of each square.  I'd hate to see all your hard work go down the drain.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2006 11:18:00 AM »

great job... I LOVE the bright pink color & it sounds like it is/looks so soft!! I agree with TeaCouture that you might want to quilt it. Just to keep everything together. you dont have to do too much i dont think. just in all the seams might be cool. "stitching in the ditch" i'm pretty sure its called...i just pulled that out of the file way back in my brain from when I did some wall hangings so that might not be the right term haha Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2006 12:17:59 PM »

"stitching in the ditch" i'm pretty sure its called...i just pulled that out of the file way back in my brain from when I did some wall hangings so that might not be the right term haha Grin

That's the term  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006 11:05:20 PM »

RIP you murdered t-shirts
but they were defn reincarnated into quite the quilt.
its very nice
i like how bright the back is Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2006 11:33:36 PM »

i did that with all my soccer shirts. it's by far my favorite blanket EVER.

don't you love wal-mart and their $1/yd sales?
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