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soleilandjune
« on: December 14, 2006 06:29:11 PM »

So my mom really wants to make a quilt out of my brother's old t-shirts but  has never done such a project before. Has anyone made a t-shirt quilt before? Any tips/suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006 09:13:41 PM »

A friend of mine made one, and said that it's best to use iron-on interfacing on the back of the t-shirt squares to give them some support. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2006 07:30:13 AM »

Search for "shirt quilt" in the completed projects section.  There are a bunch of different t-shirt quilts.  You can keep the sleeves on, or cut out rectangles around the designs.  You can make the rectangles all the same size, or make them the size of the design on the shirt. 

I posted this t-shirt quilt.

I agree with crazy_girl -- the t-shirts are hard to work with if you don't put interfacing on the back.  They stretch, and it's harder to sew a straight line.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2006 04:45:51 PM »

Make sure you plan it out beforehand. I know it's a given, but when I did my first one, I just ended up cutting up all the shirts with out much measuring. it still turned out wonderfully and is my favorite blanket of all time, but yeah.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2006 05:11:37 PM »

I've no advice to give you but if you're interested, there is a t-shirt quilt posted here:
http://community.livejournal.com/t_shirt_surgery/4456806.html

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2006 05:13:58 PM »

i have Smiley

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=126784.msg1225714#msg1225714

Defiantly measure your squares and use interfacing!!!

Good luck!
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soleilandjune
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007 01:25:06 PM »

Thanks everyone for your replies!
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007 01:30:30 PM »

I was interested in making one of these myself, to anyone that's made one already what did you use as your backing material, and what about the border/edging material?

The interfacing suggestion is a really good tip!
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2007 11:18:32 AM »

Here is an old thread that has some good information in it: LINK.

Have fun - t-shirt quilts are great!

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