I love plaids! I have a box of plaid fabrics, some from shirts, that I intend to make into a quilt. I am interested in your progress in this project. Are the shirts from thrift shops, or from someone special in your family?
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I like the pattern and that you left a button on one :)
It seems a great project! I as well love plaids but I find them difficult to work with.
I love plaids and homespuns, and am trying very hard not to start collecting shirts. You are not helping!
I mad baby quilts for my two new grandsons out of shirts from my son, husband, and dad. I want each of my four kids to have one for their kids. Two down and two to go! Love they way they look!
Okay this is crazy, I have hundreds of yards of fabric in my stash by why oh why is cutting up shirts and making a quilt out of them so fun? I love doing it too or just adding some blocks from shirts to a quilt.Happy Sewing this look fun
Have fun, don't give up on your idea....I lot of my grandma's quilts had our clothes in them and they are still around! Have a fun day!
Are these your Dad's shirts?That looks like a tricky pattern to put together. But I love the button left on!
I love using old clothes, gives the quilt a time worn look.Debbie
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Working with different fibers can be a challenge, I'm sure your finish will be worth the time and effort.
You, my friend, are a whirlwind of wonderful ideas. You're an inspiration. I love the blocks. Anne
Pienso en las camisas de tu padre.Seguro que sera un gran trabajo y muy amorosoel botón genialsaludos
OH, you know I love those shirts!! Very pretty blocks too!
This looks so fun and different! You could simplify the block as a Nine Patch with border strips...or sew the 4 corner L's and then the central spacer as a long strip and 2 shorter ones. It d go together easier that way , maybe.What inspired you to chose *this* block design?lizzy[ps sorry for previous removed version, blogger was being weird,lol]
This looks challenging and fun. Love the idea of using recycled shirts for a quilt although I've only ever used bits and pieces in amongst my newer fabrics.:)
I also like makeing items out of my loved one's clothing after have passed. I am making stiched and painted ornaments from a waitress uniform my mother used to wear...I even have a picture of her wearing it. L
That is very sweet, Lindi
Considering the quilt is going to be a labor of love, must be a quilt made from your Dad's shirts, love the design the patchwork blocks are making. n
That block looks a bit tricky. I love the shirts, I don't ever find any good ones. I am sure you will sort it all out and make wonderful blocks.
I love plaid quilts, although I have yet to finish one LOL. When I use old shirts, I starch them before cutting them up. It's easier that way. You got me very curious with this block. It is very interesting. Happy sewing.
That's is a great block for your special project! I haven't made a quilt from shirts, yet, but I have a growing stack of them that will hopefully eventually become a quilt!
Check out Bonnie Hunter's blog. She has lots of inspiration for using shifts in quilts! Hang in there!
I shall follow this project with great interest. 2 Years ago my friends and I went to a quilt show (we don't get many in England) and our favourite quilt of the whole show was an old courthouse steps quilt, a bit worn and faded, made from old shirts. We still talk about it now and I have gathered quite a stash of old shirts. Maybe your project will inspire me to get going :-D
are these your dads shirts? I made several quilts years ago out of shirts and its a challenge. Did you starch? I'd recommend heavy spray starch. it will be a cozy quilt!
That is a wonderful idea! I love that pattern you have started. Keep us posted.Enjoy the process. It can be comforting.Hugs marg
I love shirt quilts and plaids. They make such a pretty, cozy & snuggly looking quilt. I have some shirts that I'm saving and when I have enough will make a shirt quilt. It's going to be a wonderful quilt!
Two of those shirts look exactly like two I bought at a thrift store last year. LOL! The block design you are using is a good use for the shirt pieces. I only ever used one piece of a shirt in a quilt. I just couldn't get them to work with other fabrics to my satisfaction. I think your blocks would be a good solution.
I have almost finished making this exact quilt and it was easier than I thought it would be. I only have the last outside border to go and then it goes to the quilter. I am hooked and have started making the next shirt quilt. I look forward to seeing your finished quilt.
I love plaid quilts! It's interesting to me how simple blocks can look complex. I sometimes have to study a quilt for a while to figure out how it's made. It would have been that way with this quilt block -- except you showed us how you made it. Thank you.
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