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« on: August 28, 2005 10:17:56 AM »

So...my boyfriend has a CRAPLOAD of old t-shirts that don't fit him anymore, but that he wants to keep for sentimental reasons (old band tshirts, etc.). we cut out the logos on the tshirts and scrapped the rest of the blank tshirt, so now i have a bag full of tshirt designs. i want to make a big book called "the tshirt museum" where all his favorite old tshirts are mounted and titled, like works of art hanging in an art museum...like a scrapbook or photo album, with these tshirt scraps.

Anyone know what the best way would be to make these shirt scraps really, really STIFF so that they can be easily mounted? I'm not really familiar with interfacing, maybe that would be the trick...or perhaps a crapload of spray starch??! help me out! i've already made him a tshirt quilt in the past, and i'm not really up to doing that again!

All suggestions welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2005 10:30:21 AM »

i suggest some heavy duty FUSIBLE interfacing...fusib le meaning you iron it on...that should make it stiff enough...or if you want something stiffer...try some of that spray adhesive  (the purple can one works well) and some paper...i once needed something really stiff to put on my fabric for a clutch...and i found that worked great...stuck really well...

so spray adhesive and paper or heavy duty interfacing

hope that helped
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005 10:49:33 AM »

there is a two-sided iron-on interfacing that i believe is called "wonder under" or something along those lines.  you iron it to the fabric and then peel off the backing and it sticks to pretty much anything, including wood.  you could easily use this with your tshirts to stick them on cardboard--or board-board!--for this project.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005 10:41:39 AM »

Sounds good! I'm thinking I'll try the interfacing first, the fusible spray scares me. I can see it now....shreds of fabric and torn paper sticking to my hands and hair and all over my apartment....
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2005 06:06:29 PM »

Yeah, if you go to a fabric store and ask for some very heavy/stiff fusible (I would just tell the person working there what you are trying to do) you will be able to make it stiff enough to mount.

But be careful not to put the iron directly on the T-shirts when you're fusing so you don't accidentally damage the designs!
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