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« on: August 03, 2016 07:23:19 AM »

It took me forever to decide on a tutorial to follow for this Challenge. I started in the Toys and Playthings tutes, which lead me to Miscellaneous, then Purses, Bags, and Wallets...Craftster members have posted so many fantastic tutorials! In the end, I went with KPuppy's T Shirt Quilt, mostly because it forced me to tackle the stash of my son's shirts I have been hanging on to forever. I probably never would have gotten to it (because I loathe quilting and am no good at it) but this Challenge made it happen. Done in ONE day! Crazy!

I followed KPuppy's tute mostly, but adjusted were I needed to, like not having 25 shirts and not wanting to use the back of the shirts, and I also chose to place a layer of batting in between the front panel and an old sheet for the backing. I also was super lazy and reused a template I had from a previous t shirt quilt instead of measuring and cutting a new one. Because that's just too much trouble, ya know.

Chopped up shirts:

Sewing panels together:

Front panel complete and deciding between Pokemon, He-Man, or Spongebob sheet for backing:

Went with Pokemon because the He-Man sheet is mine and I couldn't cut him up. I cheated with the binding, too (again because I was lazy) and just rolled over the backing fabric to finish it off.

Time to play!

Thanks for the great and easy to follow tutorial KPuppy!


« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016 08:34:16 AM »

What a great, memory-filled quilt!  Does your son LOVE it?  And good for you for doing something with those T-shirts you have been hanging on to for so long.  It must be a great feeling to complete a project like this.  I bet this quilt will become a favorite.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016 10:39:57 AM »

Very cool and colorful T-shirts-turned-quilt project and a great tutorial to work from!  Your son has excellent taste in T-shirts!  Funnily enough, I think I have that same Masters of the Universe sheet, which I would never be able to cut up either, unless it got stained or something and was unsalvageable.

The final photo is a fun "what do your recognize" game for me too.  I see Hasbro Super Hero Squad Marvel Comics Fin Fang Foom, Toy Biz LotR Treebeard, vintage Kenner Star Wars Obi Wan Kenobi, Gamorrean Guard, Endor Han Solo & Princess Leia, Wicket the Ewok, and Anakin Skywalker figures, a newer Hasbro Star Wars Bubo, and Nintendo Gamecube & Gameboy Advance.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016 11:00:53 AM »

I can't believe you completed a quilt in one day! This looks great; I'm sure your son just loves it.

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016 11:25:52 AM »

wow. Quilt in one day. Amazing.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2016 08:19:51 AM »

Amazing that you pulled it off in one epic day of stitching, I'm really impressed. The binding is a great touch.
I've made a bunch of tshirt quilts so now we all have one except for one kid, I'm collecting our old clothes for his now. I think it will take me longer than a day though, wow!

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016 07:44:41 PM »

I love all the shirts you used! So fun

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