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« on: June 22, 2009 10:36:52 AM »

Yet another tshirt quilt.  The person this was made for played baseball, so some shirts were not standard tshirts. Some were V necks or had more of a scooped neck with 3-4 buttons. For these shirts, the buttons would have created a problem if I cut them the same as the tshirts. I cut them at the shoulders and used the back or the sleeves to fill in the neckline. The button plackets were basted before being pieced. I even created a pocket using one of the the button plackets by using a sleeve and attaching it before piecing the front. V neck shirts were treated the same way, with sleeves used for filler in the neckline.

In these pics, you can see some of these adaptions. The "G-Unit" shirt, top right, has the placket stitched down and I used the back of the shirt to fill in the neckline, matching the stripes. The Marlins shirt was so small! I appliqued it onto the plain back of a white shirt. The green Fall Ball shirt, second row on the right, unbuttons to reveal a remote control sized pocket. The Red Sox shirt next to it has a border sewn onto it to get the right size. I used the back of the shirt for the blue pieces and a separate shirt's sleeves for the red squares.

A start to finish description and a few more pics on my blog

« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009 01:38:03 PM »

very nice, I need to make one of those for my 2 kids!

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009 04:41:50 PM »

Thanks!  He really appreciated it.  I'm sure your kids would, too.

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 11:30:53 AM »

I adore this!!!  It is gorgeous.

I'm thinking of making this with some old tshirts that are nostalgic but not in great condition...do you think that's wise?  It seems they are kind of falling apart.  I'm not sure if I need to stabilize the fabric or not.   Thanks for any help...you sure do inspire!

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009 04:51:32 PM »

Thanks for the compliment!  I think you need to stabilize any knit.  I would be concerned about using fabric that is not in good condition.  You might want to check here for other suggestions: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316881.0

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