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« on: January 14, 2012 06:20:44 PM »


Here's my own take on the t-shirt quilt.  It was my first t shirt quilt, requested by my bf as a way to preserve his old Rush concert tees.  Since the designs on the shirts varied in size, I decided to use each a a piece with borders to get a uniform size.  I used regular quilting cotton in-between.  To maintain a uniform sturdiness, I backed each t shirt piece with muslin, using applique sheets.  Then I cut a border for each t shirt piece with the alternating fabric.  I enlarged an image of the logo to use as an applique at the top of the quilt.


This was my first attempt making and attaching a binding.  (I usually just cut the backing fabric large and fold it over the top)  I found this tutorial to be very helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZR6ls_IsIo
My corners didn't turn out perfect, but not bad either for the first time.  It was also the first time I made a label for a quilt. 

As an added bonus, I no longer have to look at 20 year old t shirts hanging forlornly in a closet!
And as a bonus, to the reader for reading my whole post, here's a picture of my dog trying it out:



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Terracruz
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012 08:33:38 PM »

You did a great job! I had to click when I saw the RUSH thumbnail. I bet he loves it!!!
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astamour
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012 07:24:05 AM »

Thanks, Terracruz.  He does like it a lot, and it now angling for another one with his Iron Maiden tees.

I might have to insist that he help with the next one.  Tying every five inches was a bear!
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crazymimisews
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012 09:13:47 AM »

My hubby would be soooo jealous! Great job! Hope he doesn't see it!
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012 02:38:16 AM »

excellent work, rock on!

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