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    Sophisticated T-shirt quilt?

    Good evening,

    I have maybe 12-15 T-shirt’s that is like to use to make a quilt, although I’m not really looking for big, giant 10x10 squares— I’m hoping more for an actual quilt patters that I could use some of the shirt/patterns in the piecework. This sounds silly, but, hopefully a more “sophisticated” take on a T-shirt quilt. With a series of fabric that could carry the overall look of the quilt with the T-shirts’ just sprinkled throughout. But I’m struggling to find something that it’s very bold and square and childish, for lack of a better word.

    I would be very, very grateful for any suggestions or comments anyone would be willing to offer.

    #2
    I think any block that you could use the T shirt as a center square. Like a star block or churn dash would work

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      #3
      Here's a Tutorial that Natalie of MSQC did several years ago:
      https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...t-template-set
      Also, MSQC has T-Shirt Template Set for sale too (although Natalie did this tutorial WAY before the templates were created:
      https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...t-template-set
      Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
      http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

      "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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        #4
        Thank you both so very much! I appreciate your help!

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          #5
          I made one for a friend that turned out really well. I picked out just the emblem on the shirt, all of varying sizes, cut out and interfaced those. I then used those pieces as kind of "the center square" of a quilt block that I just improvised - put flying geese around it, turned it into a log cabin, all kinds of things. These blocks ended up being of various sizes. Some of the shirts had big "pictures" so on a few of them, I cut them up and made several blocks, or in one case, had a big picture that I cut into 9 pieces, scrambled them up and turned them into a 9 patch with sashings around each one. Lay out all the blocks, add sashings of a background color to make them all the same size, and sew it together. I had a lot of fun with it - was not a particularly fast project, but one that I was quite proud of. If I can figure out how to add a picture, I will do that.

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