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    Suggestions/Ideas for making quilt out of school t-shirts?

    Afternoon all,
    I have a large box of t-shirts that my daughters gave to me to make quilts for them. T-shirts from school activities. I'm still learning my way with quilting and trying to decide best way to make them. I am considering like a rag type or would a traditional large block be best? Any suggestions/ideas welcomed. Thank you.

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    Re: Suggestions/Ideas for making quilt out of school t-shirts?

    before you cut each one out you should attach stabilizer so it keeps the fabric from stretching and makes it easier to sew with. I would use an iron on. here is a site with directions and pictures on how to make one http://www.goosetracks.com/T-ShirtQu...tructions.html
    Patrice

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      Re: Suggestions/Ideas for making quilt out of school t-shirts?

      Make sure you use a pressing cloth on TOP of the t'shirts when you press them. The ink could lift right off if you don't. Ask me how I know. POOF! And the design is gone.

      Hugs,
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
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      What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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        Re: Suggestions/Ideas for making quilt out of school t-shirts?

        Here is a link to a quilt that was posted here on the forum that uses a large block layout, I think it was very successful, the quilt turned out great.
        http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...My-first-quilt
        Lynn

        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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          Re: Suggestions/Ideas for making quilt out of school t-shirts?

          Hello,

          I am the one that posted my T-shirt quilt and thanks to everyone for the nice compliments ans encouragement. I am new to sewing and quilting so this was a big project for me, but with the help of a class at my local quilt shop I put together my first quilt.

          I washed all my shirts and then folded them on the bed to figure out how I wanted to design the quilt. I ended up with 12 shirts and made an orange block I for the University of Illinois.
          I made my squares 16 inches, sashing was 2 1/2 and conerstones were 2 1/2 inches, but not necessary. I put stabilizer on which is a must for the stretchy T-shirts.

          I could post the directions I was given at class if you would like.

          I am going to try to post my quilt.

          Good luck-you can do this if I can!!

          Dianne
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