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Topic: My First Quilt (Made from my College T-shirts)  (Read 935 times)
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Sita108
« on: June 12, 2012 11:10:07 AM »





I've never made a quilt before... and I don't think I ever will again!  Dang... these things take too much time!  (And this wasn't even a hard quilt to make!)  I guess that I just don't have the patience required for these projects. 

One of the reasons that I don't think I will ever make another quilt (except maybe like a small quilt for a baby) is because I don't plan ahead well!  I just started cutting without trying to plan which shirts would go where or anything!

If I had actually planned ahead, I would have probably chosen to cut all of the shirts the same size, but I thought this would give it a cute patchwork look.  I regretted this decision once I started sewing the top layer together... but I think it ended up looking really nice with everything all different sizes.

Too bad I didn't do this in the winter when I could appreciate the warmth of a quilt... being 100 degrees outside doesn't really give me much opportunity to use it any time soon!

There are more pictures and specifics about the quilt on my blog. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012 11:25:00 AM »

Well the patience you had for this project certainly paid off! Then again I tend to like the different sizes in a tshirt quilt, gives it more character.  Anyways, it looks great Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012 12:06:48 PM »

I really love how they are different sizes and laying different way! Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012 12:24:57 PM »

Thanks!  I am glad that I did it that way in the end... I just was cursing the whole time I spent making it!  =)
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012 12:25:53 PM »

I actually think that IS a really ambitious, difficult project because of the stretchiness of the material! So kudos to you! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012 07:00:55 PM »

Thanks!  I realized that it would have been better to iron some very thin interfacing to the back of each design before cutting and sewing.  This way I could have had much nicer seams without as much headache, and then just torn the interfacing off before quilting the layers together.  Oh well... maybe next time!  (And I did really enjoy making this quilt, I just had to recover for a couple of days before I could really appreciate how much fun it all really is!)
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