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Topic: A t-shirt quilt courtesy of Sonic  (Read 878 times)
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« on: November 16, 2011 08:21:21 AM »

At a recent family garage sale, I was digging through my MIL's box and found 11 Sonic t-shirts that had once belonged to my SIL, Megan. She worked there for a year or two, and met her husband there as well. These were good, cotton t-shirts and for the most part they were in pretty good condition. As soon as I saw them I thought of a t-shirt quilt, even though I am not a quilter. I finally finished it and now I have to sit on it for a month before giving it to them for Christmas. This is gonna be so hard!

Here is the whole thing. I was so afraid of it not being big enough that I think I may have made it too big, lol! It is close to a queen size.


Just a close up of some of the inside blocks. With only 11 shirts to work with I had to get creative, so I used the sleeves and bottom parts of the shirts to create 9 patches. I think that I literally used every single bit of material from those shirts.
To quilt it I simply ran a line of stitching along each row of black and down each column of black. I wanted to do more but, quite frankly, I got tired of quilting very quickly and it was so hard to fit all of it in the machine.


For the back, binding, and sashing, I knew I wanted to go with a simple black and white. I just happened to have the crazy wavy fabric and the solid black in my stash, ao all I had to buy was the black w/white dots. Makes for a bit of a busy back and binding, but I think that may be my favorite part.


Well, thanks for looking!!
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amalgam
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011 09:02:40 AM »

Looks great! I guess that's the catch-22 of finishing a Christmas gift ahead of time. You don't have to rush for a gift, but you also have to wait before you can give it to them.Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011 10:41:56 AM »

Great job! They're going to love it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011 11:09:16 AM »

So cool! Love it!
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