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Topic: My 1st Quilt (T-shirt) and my 1st post!  (Read 3931 times)
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« on: February 19, 2008 02:41:10 PM »

I have been lurking here on Craftster for a while now and after I finished this quilt I just had to share it. I was a cheerleader and a dancer in high school and all those old t-shirts were just lying around asking to be crafted into something more useful. So after looking on Craftster for inspiration, I came up with this. It was my very first quilt and there are many mistakes, but it's still warm and cozy! I hope you all like it!


The whole quilt (on my lumpy bed!)

Oh I just noticed you can see where I haven't closed up the bottom yet! I'll be getting to that soon.



A close up of one of the patchwork blocks where I put together pieces from shirts and shorts too small to be an individual block.

Enjoy! Any comments, suggestions, or tips are appreciated!
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Linnybelle
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008 02:48:36 PM »

I've always liked these type of quilts, but I don't have enough tshirts to make one work.  I really like the block on the bottom with the patchwork type pieces. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008 03:01:44 PM »

Tell me please how you managed to work knit fabric and keep square seams. Are the t-shirt patches reinforced with interfacing? And I assume it's just a normal cotton backing.....


Another thing for my 'to make' list - I have 6 years' worth of University protest t-shirts and student hack t-shirts and student event t-shirts....
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008 03:02:17 PM »

That looks great!  I love that the T-Shirts were alll similiar colours.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008 03:02:36 PM »

Congratulations on your first post! This is such a great idea - now instead of having a closet full of t-shirts you don't wear, you've got a functional - and cozy - reminder of your past. And it looks really nice!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008 03:04:07 PM »

I would never in a million years have guessed that this was your first quilt.  It looks awesome, and I'm happy that you found such a great use for your t-shirts!  I like the block with the drawing of the cheerleader Smiley 
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008 03:09:54 PM »

Wow, that turned out great! I'm too afraid to sew with knits yet. I'm very impressed!
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008 03:23:45 PM »

i love your quilt!  it looks so comfy and well-made.  aren't you glad you held on to all of your t shirts? 
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008 04:02:47 PM »

Awesome job!! I made one a while ago, out of my friends' shirts. When I learned that I was going to be moving away from home, I collected a shirt from each of my closest friends (including my big bro...oh I miss him so much!!) & made a quilt out of it. Now, anytime I get homesick, I curl up with the blanket & reminice. Wink
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Have old jeans, pillowcases, or t-shirts? I'll take them! I'm also always looking for the sleeves to women's long sleeved shirts!

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008 04:04:09 PM »

Ohhh yea! I forgot to mention this...for those who are thinking about sewing with t-shirt material, use a zig-zag stitch. I didn't with my first, then read it online somewhere. It really keeps the edges from getting all wonky. Smiley
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Completely rainbow obsessed SAHM to 3 & hoping to add #4 to our family this fall!

Have old jeans, pillowcases, or t-shirts? I'll take them! I'm also always looking for the sleeves to women's long sleeved shirts!

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