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« on: October 29, 2008 10:29:06 AM »

I found myself swimming in tee shirts... well maybe not swimming, but definitely tripping over and throwing across the room.  Smiley  So I decided to make a tee shirt as I have heard they are amazing, and now having seen so many others, mine is quite simple, but I love it.



I just cute out the squares from my shirts by tracing over a record cover (I used 28 shirts, four across and 7 down) and it covers my extra long twin bed in my dorm room really well.  Just straight stitch them together right sides facing each other and then once you have strips of shirts, straight strip them all together. 



For my backing I used fleece to make it really snuggly, laying the teeshirts right side down on the fleece and then stitching up most of it, flipping it right side out and then hand stitching up the bottom opening.  I then sewed little buttons on the fleece side where each corner of the tee shirt squares touched to keep the two layers together and help it keep its shape a little more.  I love it!

A few weeks later I made another one I will hopefully post in a bit, but its actually a picnic blanket book bag made from tee shirts that I found on Threadbangers. 

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008 10:52:08 AM »

That looks very well made! I thinking of making one out of my baby's too small onesies
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008 11:30:47 AM »

that would be so sweet, what a cool thing for your baby to have later on too!
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008 12:15:11 PM »

It looks great!  I had never thought of using an old record album as a template.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008 12:48:15 PM »

that turned out really nice!  i am working on one now and can only hope that it turns out as well!
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008 01:17:02 PM »

Very nicely done!  I've always loved these, they look so cozy!  Really, nothing is better than a well worn tshirt and some fleece!  Your stitching looks good and the buttons were a good addition.
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hey, wait! I can make that?!


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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009 07:38:49 PM »

this is such a great idea! i plan on making one for my brother and he is quite excited. he's already brought over a bunch of t-shirts!  Cheesy now i just i can make mine as nicely as yours!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009 06:04:50 PM »

Really cool! Thanks for sharing...gives me some inspiration to get mine done:)
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009 07:09:36 AM »

I love your tee shirt quilt, it turned out really well. I'm currently working on my own quilt and I might use your button idea Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2009 10:31:19 AM »

That's cute! <3 I've wanted a tee shirt quilt for a while but don't have enough shirts.  Tongue
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