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« on: May 12, 2009 06:39:38 PM »

Not sure if I can post this here or not since it's not a completed quilt. I have no idea how to do the quilting or who's going to do it, but I'm so excited that I pieced this thing together all by myself... first quilting project!

I have a whole bunch of t-shirts that I've collected over the years from bands that I'm no longer into. I finally decided they would be good to experiment with a trashed out piecey quilt top.

Since I was kind of embarrassed I ever listened to some of these bands, I thought it would be cool to deconstruct the shirts into smaller blocks. I used 10-inch, 5.5"x5.5", 10"x5.5", 2.75"x5" and 10"x 2.75" pieces. 

I painted some of the plain black squares and embroidered some of the other squares to give it more of a deconstructed look. I also made sure that there is no definite up or down side when you look at it.

Haven't decided what color thread to quilt it in..thinking red or electric blue or purple.  I'm going with a black back or charcoal grey back and a black or charcoal grey binding.




yeah. there's a limp bizkit shirt in there...I was in 9th grade, give me a break. Wink


also, I have a ridiculous amount of slipknot couture... haha. it happens when you live in Des Moines.

Suggestions are welcome!! Like I said, I have no clue where to take this thing or how to quilt it myself.

I have another set of blocks ready to piece together for another quilt like this when I feel ambitious.

Thanks for looking!  I love all the stuff all you crazy quilters post here and I don't know how anybody has THAT much patience. This thing took 14 hours...way too much time for my attention span!

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009 06:52:01 PM »

This is super rad ( I too understand the realization, that you once listened to crap) My ex would totally love it! Especially if you threw in some Sepultura, Tool, and Metallica.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009 06:54:03 PM »

lol, there's some tool and metallica in there Wink (although, I love those bands still)
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009 07:22:30 PM »

This is super awesome! I have tons of t-shirts from high school that I know I wont every wear again, this would be a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009 08:51:53 PM »

Get the Misfits out of there, they don't belong! (unless you're thinking of the new Danzig-less Misfits, then, by all means  Cheesy)
I'm a veteran of making stuff from old concert shirts since I don't really like to wear t-shirts. I never thought of a quilt though, really great idea. I vote for doing the stitching in grey.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009 08:53:23 AM »

I vote for gray stitching too.  I did gray free motion quilting on a bright colored floral quilt (with gray floral fabric on the back) and its a great color to use. 

p.s. Great quilt too...  Did you use fusible  stuff on the back or just sew the tshirt pieces together by themselves?
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009 09:09:47 AM »

I wish I would have fusible stuff on the back, but didn't realize that until AFTER I pieced. Do you think that will affect my quilting? Should I add fusible stuff on the back?? I'm quilt-arded.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009 11:26:51 AM »

I wish I would have fusible stuff on the back, but didn't realize that until AFTER I pieced. Do you think that will affect my quilting? Should I add fusible stuff on the back?? I'm quilt-arded.
 

hahahaha, well... it might make it difficult to quilt.  Who knows though!  I've never done a quilt with tshirt material.  Its in my to-do pile and I planned on putting fusible stuff on the tshirts before I cut the pieces.  You might be able to add it now!
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009 07:13:04 AM »

this is very you! now you must get it quilted! seriously...if you dont want to do it...then check out prices for quilters in your area...
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