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    My niece and her hubby are gianormous hockey fans. They sent me a box with 12 tee shirts and 22 terrycloth towels that were given out at the games to whirl overhead when their team went to the playoffs. They towels are about 15" square and are basically white terry towels that have been screen printed.

    Of course they want a throw for the Man Cave. I can stabilize the tee shirts and figure out how to use them, but I'm stumped as to the proper way to use the terry towels. They aren't all that stretchy, and aren't a heavy weight towel but I'm just looking for ideas of how to prepare them to be incorporated in to a quilt. I was thinking of just large squares sashed with team colors and then a 108" solid for a backing.

    So, do I use a stabilizer as well or will that make it too stiff? Should I try to make them weighted the same as the tee shirts (I'd have to use a slightly heavier stabilizer for the shirts and a lighter weight for the terry cloth)

    Mixed media just seems too advanced for me yet!

    #2
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    IMO, I wouldn't try to mix terry towels with tee shirts. It sounds like a problem to me. Maybe others will weigh in on the subject.

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      #3
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      I seem to remember someone else making a quilt with those towels. Hopefully they will see this post. I have never used towels before in a quilt. Would love to see the finished quilt.
      Vonnie

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        #4
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        If for a man cave, you can assume it will get used. So ... use the towels (perhaps with fusible fleece on the back of each, cut about 1" smaller than the size of the towel block so that the fusible fleece is not sewn into the block's seam allowance).

        The quilt will be well used and well loved, I'm sure.
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          #5
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          I wouldn't combine the towels with the shirts. I would make a quilt from the shirts and maybe some pillows with the towels.
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          Scottie Mom Barb

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            #6
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            Originally posted by Bubby View Post
            I wouldn't combine the towels with the shirts. I would make a quilt from the shirts and maybe some pillows with the towels.
            That is a great idea, Barb! You could even put some of the towels together to make a big floor pillow or 2, since it will be in a man cave

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              #7
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              I Also think the towels with the other fabrics would be trouble when it comes time to wash the quilt. I like Barb's idea with pillows. Or you might be able to do a smaller throw with just the towels. If you go with a smaller towel throw, I would use terry cloth for sashing and stabilize it all the same.
              Cindy

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                #8
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                With that many blocks, your quilt would be huge! I just made a t shirt quilt with 12 shirts, and it made a great throw size quilt, about the same size as a JRR quilt. Make two different ones. I would use a lightweight stabilizer on both the T shirts and towels. Maybe pre wash the towels, I'm sure they aren't the thickest towels in the drawer if they are giveaways and might shrink big time. The stabilizer will help them stay squared up.

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                  #9
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                  I would save out about four towels for the guys to wipe their grubby hands on because you know they will eat something messy while watching football--sloppy Joe's, chips and dip, etc.

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