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Topic: My First Quilt! (kinda a t-shirt quilt...kinda?)  (Read 26247 times)
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« on: April 11, 2012 05:58:34 PM »

**Update: I finished!







The back...





CORNER. Hahaha. Mitering is rather difficult...


I spend a vast amount of time trolling through the quilt section on Craftster here and never fail to be completely in awe of what some of you guys can make. It is truly astounding to me. I had never made a quilt before, and I decided there was no better time than the present to try!

I had originally intended to just make a t-shirt quilt & a use-up-all-my-scraps quilt, seperately, but ultimately decided to do both together! So, using the herringbone block tutorial I found here http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/2011/03/herringbone-block-tutorial.html, I hacked into a bunch of old t-shirts and soccer jerseys and scraps and came out with this!



This one shows the true colors a bit better...



Its only the top so far, I haven't finished my bias tape yet. I really liked how it came out; I don't like matchy-matchy and I am obsessed with random and colorful things! A close up...



I used several old band t-shirts, vacation shirts, and old soccer jerseys. Quilting is SO much fun! I will definitely hope to do more in the future!



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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012 06:18:43 PM »

That looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012 06:50:23 PM »

Beautiful job - I love the scrappiness of it and all that color!!  Nice work, especially for a first time!   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012 07:41:06 PM »

I love how bright it is!! I really like the way you incorporated the t-shirt pieces too. Very neat!
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012 07:48:07 PM »

Fantastic!  Have only ever seen t-shirt quilts where the shirts are just squares of fabric -- love, love, love your idea here!  Did you use anything to stabilize the shirt pieces?  If not, what did you do to joint them with the woven fabrics so perfectly?
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012 09:20:00 PM »

Thank you guys! I used a lightweight fusible interfacing for the t-shirt pieces...they stretched around too much without it...haha I learned that the hard way!
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012 10:26:16 PM »

It's beautiful! The colors are amazing, and I love the pattern you made. Nice work, this rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012 11:41:10 PM »

such an awesome take on a typical t-shirt quilt!
love the layout of everything
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012 07:24:31 AM »

What a unique way to use your old t-shirts and scraps. And it's beautiful! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012 07:39:05 AM »

Lovely colorful quilt! I love the pattern you chose for this project. You don't usually see a t shirt quilt made like this & it's wonderful!
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012 07:44:09 AM »

this is scrap-tastic! what a fabulous quilt.  I like that it's kind of like an I spy quilt too. I keep scannning the photo for words, trying to find all the t-shirt bits Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012 08:07:45 AM »

This is so lovely I cant believe this is your first one, that is a lot of sewing for sure.  And a great idea to include your tshirts. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012 08:33:56 AM »

Did u back the t shirt fabrics w any kind of iron on backing, and or how did u keep it from all stretching? It looks so flat and even.  Wonderful job!!!! Thx for sharing!
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2012 09:00:06 AM »

Fabulous!! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2012 11:11:59 AM »

I love it! So often I want to make a quilt nut feel that the patterns have to match or "go together" that I get a mental block.  The type of quilt is just the thing I should try!
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I love the pattern. This is gorgeous!
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012 08:56:27 AM »

great way to make a t-shirt quilt.  I love how it looks.
How heavy did it end up?
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012 09:16:44 AM »

Thank you! I don't like thick quilts (I prefer lots of thin layers), so this one isn't all that thick. Its a pretty decent weight though. I used a flannel sheet instead of batting and its just right for me.
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2012 05:34:40 PM »

That's a great idea, especially for people who live in hot climates.

I like the look of your quilt too.
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012 10:22:11 AM »

What I love is that looking at it from a distance you get a very distinct 3d visual. It is very impressive.
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2012 12:54:11 PM »

I absolutely love this! I have a HUGE stack of t-shirts that hold a bunch of memories, but don't love the blockiness of the typical t-shirt quilt. You've given me a whole new direction to go in!

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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2012 01:20:41 PM »

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern!
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2012 07:16:07 PM »

This looks really great. Your binding and mitered corners look perfect. I can never make mine look that good. Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2012 11:28:24 PM »

Thank you all! It means so much to me!
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very cool take on the T-shirt quilt. i like the peekaboo glimpses of your personality instead of the square HERE I AM! blocks that are more usual. great idea.
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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2012 06:23:29 PM »

I love this! You give me inspiration to sew!  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2012 09:36:54 PM »

What a stunning first project and a unique take on the t-shirt quilt.  You've set the bar really high!
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The Type-A side of me is freaking out because it doesn't "match", but it's such a happy, fun quilt. Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2012 09:21:51 AM »

Great idea to use old t-shirts in a different and more interesting pattern. Keep up the good work quilting!
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