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Topic: My First Quilt! (kinda a t-shirt quilt...kinda?)  (Read 27522 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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