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« on: January 20, 2009 09:42:10 PM »

My best friend went to UNC-Chapel Hill and was in a sorority.  She had all these shirts she never wore anymore but could not part with.  She knew that I had made a t-shirt quilt before http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266345.0 and asked me to make this one for her. 

Here it is completed!  I am so pleased with it!  I need a better picture though!


This is the back, along with a label that was printed on printable fabric (I love that stuff)



Here it is in stages...

First off, I cut all the pocket designs out roughly.


Then turn the shirt piece logo side down and place a piece of iron-on interfacing (light weight) over the top of the shirt. Make sure that the interfacing is bigger that the logo.


Cover these layers with a kitchen town and squirt with water until damp.  I found this technique on a blog I read daily called Pink Chalk Studio http://pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/


Iron. Press the iron straight down, do not move back and forth.


Ta da!  Now you have like 35 more to do...


Then I used a 5 1/2 block and cut out squares.




I used a solid piece of each shirt to have a little more to work with in these "patchwork" blocks.  I ended up with four 15 1/2 inch blocks, which I placed a 15 inch quilt block template on and trimmed as I would use that 15 block for the large design and I wanted everything uniform.  Here is a close up on those 4 blocks...


Then I did the same thing with the larger image on the back of the shirts, except I used a 15x15 inch quilt block template.  You can see the interfacing on the back here...






Look how deep the stack of shirt backs is!


In the end I had 25 blocks with big designs and 4 patchwork blocks that I placed at each corner.  In this picture you can see everything laid out on my kitchen floor.  I am sitting in the middle of the quilt to show size and to hide the missing block.  That shirt is in the mail, I need one more and my best friend is sending 2 because there is one block I am not too happy with...


So hopefully I will get those shirts Saturday and I can start putting the quilt top together!  I'll be back with pictures of the finished project!  Grin  Comments and Concerns Welcomed!
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009 10:34:05 PM »

Wow! I'm usually not a huge fan of T-shirt quilts, but yours is so neat and nicely put together. Great job! I bet your friend will flip out. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009 10:38:35 PM »

Calliel- Thank you for your reply!  I hope she likes it!  I like your avatar!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009 03:25:15 AM »

pretty awesome! looks like you know what you are doing! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009 05:14:39 AM »

OOO this is helpful.  Now I don't want to go to work, I want to figure mine out instead.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009 05:34:10 AM »

pretty awesome! looks like you know what you are doing! Smiley

Glad I fooled somebody!  Wink  Thanks!

OOO this is helpful.  Now I don't want to go to work, I want to figure mine out instead.

Can't wait to see your quilt!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009 05:41:11 AM »

I've been wanting to do a tshirt quilt for my son - but haven't tackled it yet.  I love the patchwork squares on each of the corners - genius!
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009 07:06:25 AM »

That is fantastic!  Your friend is going to love it - great work, and such a nice thing to do for your friend!
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009 08:31:35 AM »

this looks great. It looks very professional and "clean" and it isn't even done yet! Can't wait to see the finished project!
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009 04:17:53 PM »

Great job! You are making me impatient to start my own. Unfortunately, I don't have enough shirts yet (makes me wish I hadn't worn all of my high school shirts at my old restaurant job).
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