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« on: June 30, 2004 12:36:26 AM »

Well, long story short, I volunteer at a peace focused day camp every year, and we have had eleven years of camp so far! I thought, "instead of lugging all these tshirts (we could lose them!) around, lets put them into a quilt!" so i did. I was particularly nervous because this was only my second quilt and some of these shirts were one of a kind. No messing up for me!
This is a display quilt, so no one will really be using it. Hence the tabs at the top.
The only problems i had were the tshirts stretching, and sometimes it made the squares and therefore the rows longer. It got kinda close on some of them....  Shocked The stretching made it difficult to stitch the two sides together, too.
each corner has a seed bead sewn in, mainly for decoration.
I also made a dandy drawstring carrying case for it from a bedsheet so it doesn't get dirty.  Smiley




(please ignore my foot.)

I am very proud of this quilt, and i am so sad i have to give it away!


 I hope no one else from the camp is on craftster, it's supposed to be a surprise! Cheesy  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2004 04:02:53 AM »

oh wow! thats amazing, such a great idea.. and sure beats the make shift ones we made with markers in our environmental group in highschool...
i do kinda wonder what a peace camp does tho?
either way, great job! and way to rock the blue toe nails, they match my fingers  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2004 06:15:30 AM »

That is one of the best t-shirt quilts I've ever seen! I really like how you match up the colors of the quilt fabric with the colors of the specific t-shirt for every square. Which side are you going to display? I kinda like the bird side better.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2004 01:52:05 PM »

Thank you!  Cheesy
Tenesmus: The birds are the front, but the way the quilt is displayed will probably show both sides.

Thewalrusisme: http://faculty.fullerton.edu/syen/OCAEYC%20Peace%20Camp/website/040804OCAEYC_2004_Peace_Camp.html.htm is the peace camp webpage.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2004 03:56:35 PM »

hey ph33.... It dawned on me today that for future reference, u can use iron on, one sided interfacing to t-shirt material to make it more sturdy/less stretchy.
sorry if u already know this..
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2005 12:43:16 PM »

I agree that this is one of the best t-shirt quilts that I've seen.  It looks really good.  I bet the camp was just overjoyed to get it.

Did you use fabric for the border or some other t-shirts? Looks great. Cheesy
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