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amanda~panda
« on: June 03, 2011 11:51:46 AM »

I had way to many tshirts lying around that I did not want to get rid of, but also wasn't going to wear... so I made a quilt! My sister liked mine so I made one for her too. The striped border is made with the backs of the shirts, so the colors match.








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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011 12:04:47 PM »

Love border, it really adds a nice touch to the quilt....great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011 12:56:34 PM »

I love these! I have a small pile of shirts that I want to do this with. Can I ask about how big you cut your tshirt squares?
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011 01:06:41 PM »

wonderful!
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amanda~panda
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011 02:24:26 PM »

I love these! I have a small pile of shirts that I want to do this with. Can I ask about how big you cut your tshirt squares?

My squares are 12" x 12". I just used that size because I had a plastic square that size, and with a rotary cutter it was super quick to cut them all.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011 03:06:42 PM »

these are great! i'm usually not a fan of t-shirt quilts, but you've managed to make it look really nice! the border was a great idea and helped pull the whole look together.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011 04:35:32 PM »

I love your quilt.  The band around the edges looks great!  Did you use any kind of stabilizer on the back of the t-shirts? What kind of fabric did you use as the backing and is there batting inbetween?
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amanda~panda
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011 10:48:52 AM »

I love your quilt.  The band around the edges looks great!  Did you use any kind of stabilizer on the back of the t-shirts? What kind of fabric did you use as the backing and is there batting inbetween?

I didnt use any type of stabilizer (I didn't even think of it, but I didn't have too much trouble without one). I used a flannel backing because I wanted it to be warm. But I recently made another one for a friend and used just a plain cotton backing cause he said his dorm room is roasting. And I used a 1/4" loft polyester batting.
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cursive_queen
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011 01:34:50 PM »

The borders really make these look pulled together.  I have a bunch of tshirts waiting to become tshirt quilts, this gives me some inspiration.
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LilMissRedTShirt
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012 05:13:29 AM »

I LOVE these. The borders are perfect... haven't seen those types of borders on a t-shirt quilt before. I want one just like it.
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