Quilt for RV

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Quilt for RV

Postby asirimarco » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:44 am

I made a;quilt for the RV from t-shirts I've been collecting for years on our travels. Very seldom wore any of them so thought this was a good way to enjoy them.
Figuring in cost of the shirts it is the most expensive quilt I've ever made.
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finally got photobucket to cooperate - this is the material I used for the backing. It is a world map.
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby BarbaraRose » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:51 am

very cool!
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby monik7 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:51 pm

Neat idea Carol. I have enough t-shirts to do that. Only problem would be I have no idea how to make a quilt. :o
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby Bethers » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:27 pm

Very cool! I remember your picture quilt, which I also loved. Great job.
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby elkriverrats » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:38 pm

This is beautiful and what a way to keep the memories alive! I have bins of shirts dating from my sons birth to present. All ready to be made into a quilt but I'm not that skilled...I did see a site online that would make a quilt for you using your shirts. Perhaps I will do that if I can find it again. Thanks for sharing this
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby avalen » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:01 pm

Nice
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby snowball » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:41 pm

really pretty will mind you of lots....
my dd wants to make one with tee shirts of one of her sons he was into sports
we will see how long it will take her :roll:
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby asirimarco » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:06 am

I went on line to find directions - lots of different sites - so I just used parts of ideas from several of them as none of the pictures on my t-shirts were the same size. like putting together a puzzle.
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby havingfunnow » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:06 am

That is wonderful!! What a great way to use all those memory T-shirts. I also love the world map for backing. :D

Did you have to use backing/interface to control the stretch in the knit? Or did the woven fabric strips stabilize them enough? Your corners are really sharp! That is tricky work. Congratulations!
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Re: Quilt for RV

Postby asirimarco » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:23 am

I rough cut the pieces of the shirt that I wanted to use then used iron on interfacing on the back of all them they still stretched a little in a few places but not much.
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