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    I was just watching Creative Juice and they showed how to make a really easy and simple T-shirt quilt! I was wondering if anyone else saw it? They just took 12 x 12 squares, sewed them together and used a piece of fleece for the backing! Easy breezy! I'm on the hunt for t-shirts!! Bwahahaha.....

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    I used a knit sheet for the back of the t-shirt quilt I made.

    It has been the favorite couch blanket for the past decade.

    My daughter even took it up with her to take a nap today.
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    What a great idea!! I hadn't even thought about using the knit sheets!

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    I've seen these and they are cute. I hate, hate, hate sewing on knits - it just frustrates me to no end so I doubt I'll ever make one. Fleece or flannel on the back will make it nice and warm though!

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    I've often thought of doing this with my girls' favorite t-shirts. I'm sure they would love it. Okay, OKAY!! I'll give it a whirl - you talked me into it!!

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    My father had one made for me last year for xmas. The T-shirts were ones that I had been hanging onto for years for sentimental reasons. It's such a nice way to hang onto those 'souvineers' that I've never worn.

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    Dd's boyfriends Mom made him one for his college graduation. It was made up of t-shirts from the schools he attended and supplemented with plaid squares. It came out really nice.




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    I'm making them for my girls from t-shirts they wore growing up. I've been squirrelling them away for years! (swim team, band, softball, etc)

    I read that you should stiffen the back of the t-shirt with fusible interfacing. So, I'm doing that.

    My problem is, I decided to get kinda fancy and border the t-shirts with a denim print cotton with mitered edges... and I don't sew really very well so it's going rather slowly. I should probably change it to log cabin style edges. I just liked the idea of making it look like a picture frame made of jeans around each t-shirt.

    Anyway, thanks for the reminder that I should be working on that project... better use of my time than talking to online walls.

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    ~I just started a t-shirt throw quilt last weekend. Mine's a textured quilt, meaning I'm pleating long, wide strips of tees into squares and connecting them with woven cotton strips. At least this will be a tied quilt. I've tried machine quilting over layers of cotton knit and it just smooshed and stretched all over. I hope you post pics when you're finished!~

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    Fantastic Ideas!!

    Suki... I like the stiffening the back. I recommend that for those not used to sewing on knit. Or those like Ilovesewing who HATE to sew on knits. I'd ixnay the mitered corners.. unless the design of the strip warrants it. As in a border stripe.
    It's hard to do.
    I'll tell you what I would do for mitred corners...
    Sew two strips on opposite edges all the way up.
    Sew the two remaining strips to the other opposite sides.. stopping at the 'seam allowance' (could be 1/4" whatever you chose for your seam allowance)... leaving the corners hanging loose.
    You lay the piece flat on your table and fold that lose piece of corner into a mitered corner. Right sides together.
    Pin and topstitch the mitre from inner to outer edge.
    Voila. Mitred corner.

    About the hate sewing on knit thing. I used to have a horrible time. Grrrrr.. but I read my manual and realized that I needed to use a different needle and different stitch.
    And from then on.. loverly knit sewing.

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    Thanks for the tips... I'll try it!

    Sewing straight lines.... still a problem for me though! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suki View Post
    Thanks for the tips... I'll try it!

    Sewing straight lines.... still a problem for me though! LOL!



    match the thread reaaaall good! lol!

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    LOL... now that I'm very good at doing. Oh and mom introduced me to this new invisible thread... love it!

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