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« on: August 18, 2011 02:25:13 PM »

The dilemma- my son is a hoarder and never wants to get rid of nothing ever! And slowly but surely his wardrobe was filling up on t-shirts that were far too small for my son but he was not willing to let them go not for love nor money, he was adamant on keeping every last one of them. I racked my brain for ages as well as begging and pleading with my son. Eventually a light came on and I had the solution!



The compromise- a t-shirt throw! He gets to keep his much loved t-shirts and I get to clear his wardrobe perfect.



Ohhh yeah did I forget to mention that this did by no means resolve my sons hoarding problem? As he now reasons with me that there is method to his madness and he is now saving his t-shirts for matching curtains! Oh dear what have I started.
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011 04:13:25 PM »

Clever, clever boy!!!   Cheesy  I like the throw - it's got to be soft!!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011 05:04:07 PM »

I love this!  I know t-shirt material tends to curl, what did you do to prevent that?
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011 06:34:51 PM »

Thats a great idea! Soon he will be wanting a little rug and jacket and pillow cases.....you may have started something! I least he is eco-friendly? Thats always good!

I wonder if you could cut them up into little strips and make one of those "notch" i think they are called bath rugs, where you loop the narrow strips through a mesh something. I forget the name!
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011 09:52:29 PM »

I love this!  I know t-shirt material tends to curl, what did you do to prevent that?

When I made my t-shirt quilt.......I used a basting spray.....and basted the squares to matching squares of a stash fabric I bought and then decided I hated.  They prevented the t-shirt material from curling by working as a stabilizing material,  and I didn't have to trash the hated fabric.  I imagine the same could be done with an old sheet.  Since the stabilizing fabric is on the inside,  you could recycle those old,  stained or threadbare sheets instead of trashing them.   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011 04:08:20 PM »

What a great idea. This would be great to use those tshirts from sporting events and competitions that my kids keep as keepsakes. Thanks!!!
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Clair***
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011 01:08:52 AM »

Thank you every1,
to be honest I am no quilter this was my first project of this type, so there is probably plenty i should have done differently, I cant say I really did anything to prevent the t-shirts curling during the making, just a good old iron! I did use a zig zag stitch on the seams to prevent curling after.
There is a quick tute on my blog if any1 fanceys a nosey?
And thank you again for your kind words.
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