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From: MaryW
Date: 10-25-2004, 11:57 AM (1 of 3)
Please respond here if you can help, thanks.

I'm a beginner quilter. I have only made one other one, really about the size of a baby blanket--well, maybe a little bit larger. That was years ago. Now, I have four kids ages 10-16 and want to makethem each a quilt from their grade school favorite t-shirts and sports uniforms. I've been cutting them down and just don't know where to begin. I can't take credit for this idea as I remember seeing it in a magazine. Wish I would have kept that as there might have been tips in there. Anyway, just want some advice on "how to". Any ideas????
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From: shirleyp
Date: 10-25-2004, 01:45 PM (2 of 3)
Are the t-shirts and sport uniforms stretchy? If so, I would stabalize, using a one sides adhesive stabilizer. Just iron it on. Decide on a pattern before you cut down to size. You could make it into a memory quilt or just frame the fabric and join. Cut the pieces compatible in size, such as, 6 or 12, or 18. Three 6's make 18 inches, and so on. You could cut diamonds and add triangles to make sqs.
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From: Hogmami
Date: 10-25-2004, 02:36 PM (3 of 3)
The way Shirley said is what I did. I made one for my husband, I did frame the squares and iron on stabilizier. I only framed the squares because all the t-shirts were black. I have seen them not framed and just sewn together.
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
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