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    Default mixing fabrics???

    I will be making a memory quilt for my step-grandson using his dads T-shirts. My question is it ok to mix t-shirt fabric and quilting cotton in the same quilt. Using the quilting cotton for the sashing and borders?? TIA
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    Default Re: mixing fabrics???

    I made a t-shirt quilt for my daughter's high school graduation and I used both. I backed the t-shirts with interfacing before cutting out my blocks.

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    Glenda, I've never made a t-shirt quilt but my Li'l Sis recently made one and used regular quilting cotton for the sashing, borders, and backing. I have to say I was very impressed. She used a stabilizer on the t-shirts (someone here who has made one may know what is recommended) and the quilt turned out great. She quilted it on our long-arm.
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    Thanks, I didn't know about the stabilizer. What weight stabilizer?? Do you know of a good tutorial??? Thanks again!
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    Jenny did a t-shirt quilt tutorial.
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    Default Re: mixing fabrics???

    Here are three t-shirt quilts that I have done. Two of them are finished but I am still working on the Harley on for my brother. I am about half way done quilting it. I used featherweight interfacing to stabilize my t-shirts.



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    Default Re: mixing fabrics???

    Do not use a stabilizer that is designed for knits....it will stretch. Use a lightweight pellon...it will keep your t-shirt blocks from stretching. And you can use woven fabrics anywhere in the quilt.

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