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« Reply #170 on: January 09, 2016 12:41:36 PM »

audio - I want to try a t-shirt quilt and was thinking he same thing about the interfacing but I guess it does make more sense just to destash some stuff I don't care about.

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« Reply #171 on: January 09, 2016 02:11:02 PM »

Yoopidou's list for 2016

Right now, I want to work on:
tops or blouses
pottery paint it

Projects done: 55

55. transplanting in ground: turmeric and sweet potatoes

54. roll down shade

53. retractable drop arm awnings

52. Japanese honey bread

51. blue-green tank top

50. gingham blue top

49. colorful top

48. sweet potato  growing from one that decided to grow by itself

47. turmeric growing

46. fabric card

45. paint it pottery: turtle tiny bowl

44. paint it pottery: cats tiny bowl

43. 8 etched wine glasses

42. apricot jam - 2 batches

41. pavers installed for smooth ground under table

40. the papaya "hedge"

39. planted aloe plants

38. new raised bed for tomatoes and herbs

37. repaired and modified terraces for coffee and vegetable plants

36. Ti lei

35. coconut balls lei

34. 26 candy leis

33. fluffy ribbon lei

32. mesclun

31. new tomato plants from seeds

30. pineapple patch from pineapple tops, suckers and splits

29. lilikoi from seeds. No fruits yet.

28. papaya tree growing from seeds

27. banana harvest

26. double braided lei

25. single braided leis

24. many stars lei

23. big stars lei

22. gummy crawlers leis

21. red vine leis

20. School colors Swiss roll

19. tons of madeleines for school

18. tons of financiers for school

17. tons of crepes for school

16. many cascarones

15. lots of variations on my new recipe of breakfast crumbs, some great, some fantastic and some better forgotten!

14. hand drawn folded ultra long  birthday card for my dad's birthday
13. homemade birthday card to send by internet
12. created new recipe: breakfast crumbs
11. homemade bacon
10. gardening/kitchen: stevia drying

9. gardening: stevia planting

8. cooking:  guava jam

7. cooking: strawberry-guava jam

6. cooking: invent a recipe:
plumeria potatoes

5. cooking: rillettes

4. photography- card:

3. clothing up cycling: tiger winter jacket

2. clothing: neck warmer and tiger fur

1. clothing: tiger hat

Ideas and inspiration for 2016 crafting:
Art Aim to create/work/have fun with art every week
cards : one a month
drawing help

grow many herbs
start again tomatoes, eggplant...
fix and repaint blue slide
table for lanai
bread and pizza oven ?

pillow cases
studio corner--in progress
south windows awnings
store for lanai
pottery painting

invent delicious recipes with low starches
find a way to make tasty homemade sausages

new curtains
chairs seating to replace ?

Advent calendars(start in October or sooner)

finish blouses from thrifted ones---WIP
finish dresses from new fabric---WIP

Wood Craft
wood carving
wood burning
wood turning
wood whittling

Metal craft
Hobo nickel

Just for fun
not so tiny tiny-house to finish

For me

stars necklace---WIP
mug rug

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« Reply #172 on: January 09, 2016 04:45:29 PM »

Underthemountain I'm going to iron on interfacing to each tee shirt so it acts more like regular quilting fabric.

I made a t-shirt quilt with my mom a few years ago and even just backing each square with a square of lightweight fabric (I think we used old bedsheets) worked great! Love my t-shirt quilts; they're some of the warmest blankets I own. Smiley

how did you back them with the fabric? did you just sew them together? That might make it much easier without having to iron all the interfacing. Cheaper too as i wouldn't have to buy more interfacing. and it would make it a better destash since i could use all my ugly fabric i have laying around to back them.

I'm looking forward to seeing the completed t-shirt blanket.   Smiley

I've never made a blanket like that, but I wonder if you cut the backing fabric squares out to the proper size for each t-shirt square that you could then use basting stitches to hold the t-shirt square to its backing square.  Then sew the basted squares together and lastly remove the basting stitches.  

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« Reply #173 on: January 09, 2016 07:44:04 PM »

I helped a customer this past week that had used waist band stabilizer on just the edges of the cut t-shirts, she said the only part that really needs stabilizing is the edges that you'll sew, if they're stable it's easier to sew she said.

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« Reply #174 on: January 09, 2016 11:04:55 PM »

how did you back them with the fabric? did you just sew them together? That might make it much easier without having to iron all the interfacing. Cheaper too as i wouldn't have to buy more interfacing. and it would make it a better destash since i could use all my ugly fabric i have laying around to back them.

If I remember correctly, we cut the squares of fabric to the same size as the t-shirt squares (10" or something like that) and then just pinned them together in the corners. Then as we sewed the strips in between the rows we removed the pins. The quilt was basically made more like a duvet cover, which we then slid an old comforter into, sewed shut, and sewed pieces of yarn through between the t-shirt squares and knotted.

I can't find a picture of the king sized one we made which had the knots showing on the front, but this is the queen sized one we made (knots are on the back): http://estranged-illusions.deviantart.com/art/t-shirt-quilt-84424032

I've got enough t-shirts to do another, but I'm debating if I really need one more! Grin Maybe some coordinating pillows instead...


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« Reply #175 on: January 10, 2016 12:18:09 AM »

Fluffypants- awesome thanks for the info. I think I'm definitly going to do it that way instead! And im most likely going to do the yarn ties instead of machine or hand quilting. You're quilt looks very nice!

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« Reply #176 on: January 10, 2016 05:59:25 AM »

beautiful quilt...love Capt. Kirk!  Cheesy

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« Reply #177 on: January 10, 2016 06:55:50 AM »

Kbrison I have been meaning to ask what kind of glue/adhesive do you use on the paper elements of your cards?

I use a large variety of adhesives depending upon the situation. Will try to get some specifics with photos posted soon.

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« Reply #178 on: January 10, 2016 07:32:16 AM »

It Will tanke me a very long time to finish this scarf, so I wanted to show you my progress so far.
The pattern is a DNA double helix, which my daugther liked very much. But i'm not that experienced a knitter, so it is hard work   Smiley

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« Reply #179 on: January 10, 2016 09:00:28 AM »

Lovely t-shirt quilt!  It is so nice that we are able to share not only our projects, but also our experience and tips.

Taramor--I have had that scarf on my bucket list forever...I applaud your tackling it...it is a tough pattern...perhaps if I started mine it would be done by next winter! Grin

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