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Topic: Paul Frank T-shirt Quilt *Now With Completed Pictures*  (Read 10097 times)
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« on: August 31, 2008 10:29:10 AM »


FINISHED!

My cousin LOVES Paul Frank and collected his t-shirts throughout the years.  She had to move and decided to donate them to the local Goodwill.  I asked her if I could have them to do something with.  She agreed and I made this for her as a surprise.

It didn't take too long to make, the most tedious part was the ironing on the interfacing.  I read somewhere on craftster that it is best to do a light weight interfacing due to the stretchy-ness of the t-shirt material.  It really helped when cutting out the squares.

Each square is 9x9, one from the front design and one from the back of the shirt.  15 shirts total.  On 3 of the shirts the design was on the sleeve so I had to open up the seam in the long sleeve part of the shirt and take the design from there.  Those are the squares with Paul Frank wrote in them.



I backed it with a green super soft cotton, and tacked each corner with a brightly colored button (no picture, my camera was broken during the finishing and giving process).  You can see the kelly green fabric in the background along with bridal shower presents Smiley  I will attempt to get a picture from her to post because I LOVE the way the buttons turned out.



Here's a close up on my favorite square... Mr. T Julius Monkey



What do you think?  I will post a picture of the completed quilt ASAP  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008 10:47:51 AM »


First of all, you are an amazing cousin! That is such a sweet idea + gesture!
Plus I love Paul Frank tooooo, and this is totally awesome!

I wanna see the completed pictures :]
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008 12:53:00 PM »

Awww, that was an awesome thing to do.  Did she absolutely love it?  I'm sure she did.  I'm looking forward to seeing the completed pictures, too!
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008 05:33:45 AM »

She did love it!  She was the Maid of Honor in my wedding and I gave it to her the 2 nights before.  I think she really likes it.  It is a good size, perfect for napping on the couch Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008 07:27:13 AM »

Thats a really awesome gift!!  She is a lucky girl!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008 06:09:37 PM »

I have completed photos!  I just love how it turned out and have already gotten a bag of t-shirts from another friend for her quilt!  Haha!  I am hoping to complete it before Christmas...









I just love those buttons!  Sorry about the wrinkles but she had already started using it, which makes me feel great!  I love to see presents in use.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008 06:22:03 PM »

That's awesome! I have a bunch of t-shirts I cut up to make a quilt (7 years ago) and I think that you've inspired me actually finish it
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008 06:46:54 AM »

That is so cute! I need to start gathering shirts for a quilt.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2008 12:21:42 PM »

I usually am not a big fan of t-shirt quilts but yours has changed my mind.  The colors work great together, the buttons fit the feel of the images, and it looks great.  Thanks for sharing it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2008 05:51:25 PM »

Thanks for all the comments!  I really had fun making this, and can't wait to see what you guys will make!
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009 07:03:41 PM »

Your quilt Rocks!!
I stopped buying Paul Frank after they fired Paul, but I couldn't part with some of the T-shirts!  Great Idea!!!
My Dad's friend's wife (yeah, that's right), made him a quilt from all his Hard Rock T-shirts after the Great Pen-in-the-Wash debacle and he loves it!
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009 06:03:34 AM »

That looks great, can I ask how heavy it is, because my experience with t-shirt quilts has been that they are unbearably heavy...

This one looks good enough to make me want to try making one though...
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009 08:51:16 AM »

too cute!  i love paul frank!  i also love the buttons!!! nice work!
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2009 12:31:08 PM »

What a great idea! And you're right, the buttons look fabulous!
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2009 01:39:15 PM »

That looks great, can I ask how heavy it is, because my experience with t-shirt quilts has been that they are unbearably heavy...

This one looks good enough to make me want to try making one though...

This one is not heavy at all because I interfaced each shirt with lightweight interfacing and then did not include any batting.  I just put a super soft cotton on the back.  It has the weight of a couch throw.

 Grin Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone!  I am actually right in the middle of another T-shirt quilt for my best friend!  I'll have to post some pics!  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2009 01:48:29 PM »

That looks great, can I ask how heavy it is, because my experience with t-shirt quilts has been that they are unbearably heavy...

This one looks good enough to make me want to try making one though...

This one is not heavy at all because I interfaced each shirt with lightweight interfacing and then did not include any batting.  I just put a super soft cotton on the back.  It has the weight of a couch throw.


Thanks for letting me know.  I think I may need to try this out. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2010 01:16:03 PM »

How did you do your binding?
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2010 07:47:09 AM »

This quilt is just aaaaweesome! LOVING it!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2010 08:27:57 PM »

Looks awesome!  What did you use for the edging? and also I was wondering if you cut out the blocks as 9x9 exactly and then lost a little when you sewed or did you make them like 10x10 at first?  I cant wait to try something similar!
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2010 01:09:31 PM »

That is so cute! I love paul frank. Wish I had read about using the interfacing before I did my quilt, I used some tshirt material on part of it and it was a pain in the butt cause it was so stretchy.
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2011 09:05:12 PM »

How did you do your binding?
Looks awesome!  What did you use for the edging? and also I was wondering if you cut out the blocks as 9x9 exactly and then lost a little when you sewed or did you make them like 10x10 at first?  I cant wait to try something similar!

For the binding/edging I did a "cheat" method where you cut the back about 2 inches bigger all around and then fold it over onto the top.  I fold it in half so the raw edge is hidden, then fold it over onto the quilt and stitch away Smiley

As for the block size, I cut each block out with a 9.5x9.5 ruler so I had 1/4 inch seam allowance on each side.  Each block is a finished 9 inch block.

Thank you so much for your comments and questions!!! Grin
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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2011 11:29:46 AM »

Thanks!  That's super helpful :]
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