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marleah
« on: December 30, 2009 05:51:54 AM »

This is my first ever quilt-like project, and I cringe a little bit putting it next to the fabulous quilts shown here! It's a t-shirt quilt, made from my younger sister's outgrown horse shirts that she couldn't bear to get rid of.

I used some batting leftover from another project, and backed it with a brown bedsheet (because brown is a horse color, of course). It's machine sewn, but then I hand-embroidered the details on each square that has a picture on it.







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SimplySandy
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 05:56:57 AM »

What a great way to honor your sister's favorite Ts.  I love how you embellished the squares with embroidery.  Great quilt!
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Criddy
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009 05:59:32 AM »

Lovely quit, I think you did a great job on it. I love the idea of doing this with old T shirts get's them out of the cupboard and in use again.
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marleah
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009 06:06:20 AM »

Wow, thanks for the quick replies! It is definitely a great way to use up old tshirts; I'm even thinking of making one myself for my old high-school event t's. And because it's made with tshirts, it's super soft! Hopefully the next one I make won't be so off-center ...   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009 07:06:31 AM »

It looks great - t-shirts are a bit hard to work with in quilts since they are stretchy, but I think you did a good job for your first one! Have you read the t-shirt quilt thread? It has loads of good tips if you plan to make another. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316881.0

I love the embroidery details too. That is really cool and makes it special.
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CraftyDeJa
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009 09:11:22 AM »

Did you have to do anything special for the t-shirt material? I have way too many t-shirts and need to repurpose them.
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punkrockkitten1
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009 09:53:44 AM »

i love it!! i recently made on out of my daughters old t-shirts, and it was WAY WAY off center... your turned out way better than what mine did lol  Grin
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marleah
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009 10:01:35 AM »

The only special thing I did was put some interfacing on the back of the middle square so I could embroider her name on it. Other than that, I pretty much followed directions from a few different sites and the Generation T recon book. I think the hardest part for me was getting the squares the same size and lining them up properly!

I hadn't seen the t-shirt quilt thread; of course I should have checked here first! If I end up doing another one, I'll be sure to look!
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