Saturday, August 5, 2017

Quilt Shot Block #91~ T-Shirt Quilt

A Band T-shirt Quilt
This was my first T-shirt quilt

These special T-shirts survived a house fire set by a burglar while the family was at work and school.
After the shirts were cleaned by a specialty company, they were boxed away hoping a quilt could be made.
The layout process went quickly, because the teen laid out the T-shirts
 in the order she wanted them and email a picture.  
Certainly saved a lot of my decision making time.
 The largest printed screen was under 22 inches,
so I used my big ruler to cut them out in one layer.
I didn't cut the t-shirts apart, because I wanted to keep as much fabric intact as possible.
I didn't know what I might need later.


 The squares were chalked, then single layers cut with scissors.
 A piece of laminate that was cut off the cutting table when I moved was used to create a pressing area.
A sheet folded several times worked as a padding.  
All layers kept the cutting mat from getting warm.

I had purchased a large bolt of iron on interfacing years ago.
 

Smaller units from sleeves.
 After putting the 22 inches squares together,
I decided the quilt was going to be too big to manage easily,
and would absolutely swallow a twin bed.
So I trimmed the squares to 12 ½ inches, my favorite workable size.

One thing I really like about my Dream Frame quilting frame,
is I only need to pin the backing the the leader clothes.
Then I pin one edge of the batting and quilt top.
I don't have to pin or baste the whole quilt.





I try to remember to make the quilt label and sew onto the backing
 BEFORE
I do the quilting.
This one happened to land inside a printed area of a shirt where I didn't do quilting.






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3 comments:

  1. Très jolie couette bravo et merci pour le processus

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  2. This turned out so nice. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled/

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  3. What a wonderful momento. Such joy it will bring. from Irene in Northern Ireland

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