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Topic: UNC Sorority T-shirt Quilt *Step by Step Photos Added* COMPLETED  (Read 23484 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2009 07:23:25 PM »

Are you putting borders around each of the t-shirt blocks or are you just going to piece them together?  I have TONS of sorority t-shirts that I know I need to do something with...

What are you using to back your quilt?  Do you think it would be a bad idea to make another "face" for the back?  Does it need more stability?  I've never made a quilt before, but with my mom's help, I think I could do this!!!  It's all straight stitching.  Wish me luck!
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2009 07:42:32 PM »

That is a great way to keep old sorority shirts!  If I had enough fraternity shirts I would do the same thing, but alas, no such luck.  Looks nice!
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2009 08:34:02 PM »

OOOOOOOOOO! Please continue with pics as the project continues. It looks great and classy. I'm envious! And the Paul Frank is too cute.
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2009 09:05:42 PM »

Can I just say I love Craftster!  You guys rock!

MissMatched: No, I have chose not to sash them, that is what I learned the term is for those little borders around each block.  This thing is WAY too big to begin with for only my 2nd quilt!  Eek!  As far as the back my friend (and I) love polka dots.  So in true UNC fashion I am going to do a Carolina blue with white polka dots for the back.  Binding has not been decided yet.
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As far as stability, I cannot stress enough how much I love iron on interfacing!  It works like a charm!  Plus it is the lighter weight that is like .99 cents a yard at Joanns.  Perfect with a 40% coupon when you buy a massive amount like I did! Smiley  MissMatched, I have step-by-step pictures of the whole process if you think you would like to see them I can post them.

cherry5: Don't worry I could totally get carried away with picture taking and craftster posting Wink  You'll see plenty more, probably more than you would like!  Cheesy

mindboggld: The little corner patchwork squares are my favorites too... thanks!

Padester, Eliea, lurv2knit, and RockDragon: Thank you so much for taking the time to "spread a little love around".  It always thrills me to see some feedback on my projects!  I am glad that you like it so far!
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2009 09:22:33 PM »

First of all, I went to UNC as well and I recognize way too many of the shirts in the pic.  :-)  Second, it looks great!  I have stack of shirts from high school I've been wanting to do this to but have been afraid to start.  (And I can't even think of cutting up any of my UNC shirts just yet, I'm still too attached.)  And the choice of backing fabric is perfect!  Good luck finishing and please post pics when you are done.  I'm sure your friend will love it!
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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2009 10:15:45 PM »

That's what I love about crafting. You find ways to keep stuff that still has sentimental value and make it into something useful. Your quilt top looks so professional. And this is only your second quilt?! I'm impressed. Cool
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2009 07:52:52 AM »

That is really cool.
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2009 11:04:48 AM »

I love your pieced corners! What an excellent way to save pertinent parts!
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2009 05:54:02 PM »

boogirl1984: Small world that you went to UNC too!  I went to Appalachian Smiley

amalgam, meletiffic, and McJulie-O: Thanks for your comments!  You're right amalgam, crafting is extra awesome when you are taking something you love anyways and making it even better!
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2009 06:06:05 PM »

I'm stealing your pocket idea  Grin

I'm making 4 blocks.

I've possibly eliminated some more shirts.  I have the main layout and I'm trying to add the smaller pieces to the border.  I'll take pictures soon, I need a new cutting mat and blade for my rotary cutter.
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