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« on: December 20, 2005 10:30:14 AM »

Here is my first quilt.  Bad pic but I will get more up.  I am just so proud.  My mom was my consultant, advisor and measurer.  The measuring and figuring out how to do each odd square was hard.  It is Grateful Dead tour shirts mixed in with some music shirts my husband had.  It is his Christmas present.  We just tied it.   

Here is a good pic of the process and of the entire quilt:



Here are some close-ups:





Now I just need to wrap it for Christmas!!!!  I am so glad I got it done it time.  
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005 10:41:51 AM »

that looks great Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005 10:54:15 AM »

Soooo cool.  Your husband will love it. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005 11:38:30 AM »

Thanks for the feedback! 

It was a lot of fun.  I know I will work on more quilts. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2005 07:10:03 PM »

AWSOME!  hey, I have a bunch of old tshirts I've been meaning to make into a quilt but haven't so far because i'm kind of intimidated to work with stretchy fabric, would you mind giving me some pointers?
did you sew it on a regular sewing machine with the regular foot/stitches etc or did you have to use like a serger or something?
is the sashing between the blocks a knit or woven fabric?
and how exactly did you piece the blocks and sashing?  it looks tricky, since they're all different sizes!  is each block surrounded by sashing or....?
sorry for all the questions!  but you've really inspired me!
your husband is going to love the quilt, btw!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005 12:28:29 PM »

It came out really good, i like your choice of backround fabric. i've always wanted to do a tshirt quilt, some day...
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005 09:43:00 PM »

We sewed with a regular sewing machine with a 3/4 foot.  The sashing or batik fabric is 100% cotton and my mom and I laid out the different sized shapes until they fit a basic square shape.  My mom has this board on her sewing room wall that allows for the pieces to be hung up for measuring purposes.  We used the Jerry Garcia piece as our basic square (and was completely square) and built out from this to maintain the square shape.  The sashing is not even.  In some places it is 2 1/2" and other places it is 1/2" or 1/4"  but it adds to the character of the theme.  I don't know if it would be possible to have different sized t-shirt pieces and have all of the sashing the same size.   

The bottom row is flush but the top row isn't.  The sides are flush too.  The measurements I couldn't have done by myself or as fast if it wasn't for my mom as this was my first quilt.  The t-shirts have interface ironed on the back to give them some durability. 

Does this answer all your questions?  Let me know if this doesn't and I will get back to you further.  I can always have my mom jump online too to give some very quilter answers.  I am glad you are inspired and I want to fuel this inspiration as much as I can. 

AWSOME!  hey, I have a bunch of old tshirts I've been meaning to make into a quilt but haven't so far because i'm kind of intimidated to work with stretchy fabric, would you mind giving me some pointers?
did you sew it on a regular sewing machine with the regular foot/stitches etc or did you have to use like a serger or something?
is the sashing between the blocks a knit or woven fabric?
and how exactly did you piece the blocks and sashing?  it looks tricky, since they're all different sizes!  is each block surrounded by sashing or....?
sorry for all the questions!  but you've really inspired me!
your husband is going to love the quilt, btw!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005 09:49:34 PM »

that is just awesome!  I'm sure your hard work did not go unappreciated!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2006 10:22:53 PM »

nice work snacker!  i love it!

at first glance i thought it meant a quilt made out of men's ties!  heehee!  but now i get it! 
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