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    T-shirt quilt block placement?

    I've started on a t-shirt quilt for my neighbor's daughter. I wanted to make all the blocks the same size so it would be easy to place & sew them all together. But, some of the logos are bigger all around or much wider than the standard 12 inch squares I got from most of the shirts. I know I could sash the smaller ones until I get a uniform size but I think it would be so interesting to have blocks of different sizes...if I could figure out how to get it all together. That's a big IF because all my quilting up til now has been all about the symmetry of how they fit together.

    I wish I could draw a picture to explain what I'm trying to say! If anybody gets what I'm trying to describe... would you try something like this or keep it simple?

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    Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

    Look at this quilt - http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...tic-flare.html

    To me, it appears the blocks are different sizes and she used random blocks/strips to fill in the gaps. How would that look?
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      #3
      Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

      I found many ideas on Pinterest Pinterest
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        #4
        Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

        I did a google search for tshirt quilts and here is a website that shows some that were done with all different sizes.

        http://www.toocooltshirtquilts.com/b...T-shirt-Quilts

        I think they are more interesting than when the blocks are all the same size. However, my ocd will probably end up with a very straight forward layout for the one I am going to do for my son.
        Lisa

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          #5
          Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

          My DD has many different sized logos, as well as different colors, so I'm not sure how I will set them up. I am sure it will be organized chaos in the end. I also think that the different size and shaped blocks look more interesting than having everything the same. I would just lay them all out in differen ways, take a picture of each layout, and see which one you like the best.
          :icon_wave: Linda
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            #6
            Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

            I did this and cut every tshirt at 4 1/2, 8 1/2, 12 1/2 and 16 1/2. Then i decided the width and length I wanted, laid out the blocks and filled in the spaces with other fabric. It was more time consuming but it turned out cool.

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              #7
              Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

              When I made one I used 12 & 15 inch wide vertical rows. It was then pretty easy to sew together.
              Have a Sewonderful Day,
              Mary T.

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                #8
                Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

                My blocks had different sizes too, made up for it by adding different size frame around it.
                Last edited by JAM; January 24, 2014, 01:06 PM.
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                  #9
                  Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

                  I think it's more interesting with different sizes. Lay it out in the pattern you want and fill in the gaps with scraps or use the same material that you will be backing the quilt with.
                  Thank you,

                  Ginny K

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                    #10
                    Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

                    Thanks for all the input. I'm going to get all the shirts made into the squares, lay them out and fill in the leftover spaces with leftover scraps of the shirts we used and possibly matrial we pick for the border & back. I'll post a picture when we get it all together.

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                      #11
                      Re: T-shirt quilt block placement?

                      I did one and it is in one of my albums. Mine are all the same size. My OCD seems to always pop in there too!
                      http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...ast-summer.jpghttp://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...ast-summer.jpg
                      Happy Quilting!

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