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madkaysea
« on: September 09, 2009 08:00:48 PM »

First, thank you to everyone, the finished projects on here always inspire me.
So this summer I've seen a few t-shirt quilts and finally tackled one of my own. 
This one was made for my daughter.  I made it this last weekend, can't get the day thing on the camera to work right.



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soccerfren
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009 08:08:34 PM »

great job! I'm making my niece one in a couple weeks..
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momcuellar
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009 08:14:24 PM »

I like it!!  Are the t-shirts children size?  Do you know where i can get instructions? 
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009 09:38:09 PM »

It's the first one I've seen! Great Job!
 How did  you stabilize the blocks? Are they interfaced or stitched to an interlining?
I never would have thought of using knits in a quilt! K
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SillySlippers
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009 02:02:45 AM »

 Penelope!  don't see much with her on it.  Is it a very old shirt?  I like the feel of this quilt. to me it says lived and loved.
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009 01:54:14 PM »

Thats pretty cool. I made one myself back a couple of years. I saw an ad in a mag saying if you sent them your shirts and 180 bucks they could make it.. I said shoot I can save on the postage and wait time and just do it myself.. so I did. All the old timers thought I was so creative for making one from T shirts. It was my first time ever making a quilt and a challenge keeping the lines straight. But made me fall in love with quilting.

Nice Job, I like how you put borders between the shirts Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2009 03:18:23 PM »

I like it!!  Are the t-shirts children size?  Do you know where i can get instructions? 

Right here  ---> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316881.0

Nicely done, madkaysea!
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madkaysea
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009 08:48:53 PM »

Thanks everyone. Smiley

soccerfren:  I'm sure your niece will love it, I wouldn't mind one myself.

momcuellar:  I like it!!  Are the t-shirts children size?  Do you know where i can get instructions? 

The star wars and monster vs. aliens are size large from the boys department and the Disney princesses was a little girl large.  The other girl shirts are from when my daughter was like 12 and up.  I just made sure they all fit in the template I made.  I didn't have a pattern persay but just followed the quilt as you go idea and then connect two blocks and so on.  So the blocks are only quilted along the outside.  I tried to quilt through a block and just kept getting stuck on the transfer.  Even my walkingfoot wouldn't slide over it very well.

KLKing:   How did  you stabilize the blocks? Are they interfaced or stitched to an interlining?

I used a pellon fusible interfacing, it was a real stiff one.  And I thought the quilt would never be soft but once I washed it, it softened up.


SillySlippers:
Penelope!  don't see much with her on it.  Is it a very old shirt?  I like the feel of this quilt. to me it says lived and loved.


I think that shirt is probably 4 years old or something like that.  My daughter is autistic and when she likes something she likes it forever.  She likes to keep her shirts even though they are to small.  I sneak them so she won't try wearing them anymore and had a little collection going.  I bought the star wars and monster vs. aliens because she has been really obsessed with those movies.  I hadn't gotten around to making it yet til I saw her smiling and hugging one of the shirts.   Smiley


KaTers:  Nice Job, I like how you put borders between the shirts.

Thanks, that shockingly came out ok.  I seem to normally do everything backwards.  I guess that's just the way I roll. Cheesy
 


 Marmish:  Thanks!   
 






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stuffmonkey
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009 07:11:03 PM »

That is an awesome quilt. And they are fun to make.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009 10:07:07 PM »

That looks great!  Makes me want to try one.  Smiley   I bet your daughter loves it!
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