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Topic: Not your average t-shirt quilt  (Read 2810 times)
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Miss American Pie
« on: March 22, 2015 09:09:43 PM »

I'm really excited to finally share this! It's my own version of the Anthropologie rosette quilt, made from old t-shirts!

It's gloriously soft and dangerously cozy. I used only the softest old tees from my stash. Remember back when those slinky "tissue tees" were really trendy, even though they were awkwardly somewhat see-through and lost their shape after a month? There's also a dress and a skirt in the mix too. (Nothing like a colorful quilt to justify my hoarding issues! Wink )

Each patch is sewn on top of a square of woven cotton (cut from old button-down shirts), which stabilizes the jersey so it doesn't get stretched out along the seams. The backing and binding are super-soft jersey fabric from Mood. It makes the quilt a little heavy, but I love how it's all drapey and decadent. It won't lose its shape though thanks to the stabilizing squares inside, which also allowed me to skip the batting.

Okay so, confession time... It's not exactly a legit "quilt" because it's tied (with multicolored ties!). But if we're going to be technical, the binding at least is "quilted" through all the layers, so that means I can call it a quilt if want. Right? Right? Wink

Confession #2: I actually finished the quilt about a year ago, all except for the binding. Now I know most quilters tend to put their projects aside for a while before finishing (I like to call it "aging" the quilt, like a fine wine). However, with this quilt, during that year without binding, I... uhhhh... still used the quilt once in a while, even with safety pins all over the sides. Not my proudest moment, haha. But now I'm very proud to finally show off the finished product! And use it without guilt! Wink

Confession #3: I'm already dreaming up the next one! It seems like this design could work with any light-weight fabric, so I'm thinking I might try a full-size version in mixed satin prints... Smiley

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015 12:29:39 AM »

Lovely. It looks very cosy.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015 02:34:25 AM »

What a great idea. It came out great!!! Love it!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015 03:10:04 AM »

Wow, it turned out really well!  I love the contrast between the classy, sophisticated rosettes and the fun pops of color.  Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2015 10:39:42 AM »

This is charming Smiley  I love the rosettes and can just imagine how cozysoft it is.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016 05:09:30 PM »

I like it! The colours are gorgeous - - nice and bright and fun.
You make it sound so easy - I want to try it. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016 07:37:04 AM »

Oooo, snuggly!  Cheesy  Never seen a quilt like it before, it's such a neat idea.  Smiley  Re confession #2 - been there, done that!  Wink

« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2016 06:12:16 AM »

WOW!! great job.  Hopefully if you make a next quilt you can write up a quick tutorial and/or step by step process.  I would love to make one.
It's absolutely beautiful.
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