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ZidishaLuxe
« on: January 19, 2015 04:32:42 PM »

It almost feels wrong putting this in here with all of these lovely "real" quilts, but I finished my first quilt today made from all of my concert tees. I'm a bit of a live music junkie so it ended up 105"x107" and I actually left out 12 shirts! There were definitely some frustrating moments, but overall I quite enjoyed it and am totally excited to do more quilting now!


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I think my favorite bits are the little fillers Smiley


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Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

The backing and binding are fabrics I bought in Ghana a couple years back that I've been saving because they were "too special" but I think they worked out well even if they don't really match.


Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr

Untitled by zidvi, on Flickr


And for those searching the web like I did before starting, here's a brief how I did it. I started by laying the uncut shirts out for a general layout, measuring, and making a plan on graph paper. Then I cut the shirts an inch larger than I wanted them, ironed them to interfacing, and then re-cut them to exact sizes.

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Then I broke my larger plan into small sections that I pieced individually and then connected. My sashing came from a couple pre-cut honey buns.

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The rest just goes together like any quilt and there are a ton of helpful blogs and videos out there for those processes!

Anyhow, sorry for the long post but I hope it helps someone out there! Thanks for looking! Cheesy
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BriannaB03
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015 04:53:12 PM »

That looks awesome!  great use for all of those concert Tees!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015 09:37:17 PM »

Great job on this! (And I love your eclectic musical taste  Grin )
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015 03:07:17 AM »

This is awesome!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015 04:40:24 AM »

Wonderful big quilt and a great way to keep your memories.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015 07:08:44 AM »

Such a unique way to preserve your fond memories of your concerts!

Thanks for saying how you did it...looks like your planning paid off, because your quilt turned out not only lovely, but functional and very neat (I see so many t-shirt quilts that look sort of messy... Grin)...

Fabulous work...I am enjoying your posts in the various quilting threads!
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ZidishaLuxe
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015 07:26:18 AM »

Great job on this! (And I love your eclectic musical taste  Grin )

Haha thank you! Some of the artists that ended up next to each other make me laugh. Tongue I'm pretty non-discriminatory in my music listening. Smiley
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ZidishaLuxe
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015 07:32:50 AM »

Such a unique way to preserve your fond memories of your concerts!

Thanks for saying how you did it...looks like your planning paid off, because your quilt turned out not only lovely, but functional and very neat (I see so many t-shirt quilts that look sort of messy... Grin)...

Fabulous work...I am enjoying your posts in the various quilting threads!

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate that! Yes, in the end I'm quite happy that I went through the trouble of crawling around and making measurements haha.

Thank you! Looking forward to posting more; quilting is a little addictive!
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2015 07:51:35 AM »

awww--I forgot to mention that I think using your beautiful collection of African fabrics was perfect for this quilt...It would be nice to see how you cobbled them together...I bet the back is just as lovely as the front!
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2015 10:03:10 AM »

I totally call this a "real" quilt.  It's gorgeous!
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