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« on: April 04, 2012 06:48:38 PM »

I made this...

from this...

I'm rather proud of myself, having never made a quilt before. This morning, I had a suitcase filled with Bear's outgrown clothing that I just couldn't bring myself to part with. Now, there are no shirts left because they're all in the blanket.
He was FURIOUS with me for "ruining Elmo's shirt" (his stuffed Elmo had been wearing the "Don't mess with me, you won't win" shirt) until he saw the blanket laid out on my bed like this

when I was measuring it against the fleece I backed it with, and then he decided that he did want the blanky after all. I didn't use any batting, just backed it with heavy fleece. He's the toastiest child in the world and usually rejects all his blankets while he's sleeping because he gets too warm.
From T-shirts to blanket (on the sleeping child) took about 7 hours, which is probably the biggest time investment I've made for any of my projects, but hopefully this is something he will have for years.
I still need to figure out a good use for all this though...

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012 06:58:29 PM »

GREAT T-SHIRT BLANKET!  YOU DID AWESOME!!  I love it, and can see that he is quite comfortable under it - you're a good MOM!!!  How about a smaller little blanket (not fleece-backed) with the leftovers?  Just kind of hodge podge stitched together?  That's what I would do - he would probably love that too, t-shirts are so soft after being worn awhile!  Congrats on this blanket - you did it!   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012 08:08:37 PM »

That looks awesome!  Great use of the t-shirts! 

And can you make patchwork scarves from the little bits? 
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012 09:15:50 PM »

OMG love it! I want to make something similar for my son!

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012 06:38:44 AM »

Looks great! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012 06:54:30 AM »

SUPER cute!!!  Love the pic of Bear all tucked in!  I'm sure he'll love it for years to come! 

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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012 07:07:20 AM »

Thanks for all the amazing comments.
I was so surprised at how easily it came together. The hardest part was squeezing 10X10" squares from each shirt as some of the smaller ones really didnt have enough space, which is why some of the squares aren't exactly square and have bit of sleeve in there.
As for the scraps, I think any pieces big enough will end up becoming hair corsages, and the teeny bits will just become stuffing for my plushie monsters. A few of the bigger rags may sacrifice themselves to mink oil my boots which are looking somewhat sad at the moment...

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012 07:22:35 AM »

thats amazing! i love it. i might have to do something like this with all my husband's old band t-shirts. they're all well loved, so they're just hanging in a closet waiting to be used for something. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012 08:41:17 AM »

Great job on your first quilt!

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012 09:19:52 AM »

So cute. Leftover fleece and tshirt material make great swiffer pads


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