Tuesday, January 15, 2013

T Shirt Quilt

My Cousin arrived last summer on a visit
from Miami with a bag full of her daughter's favorite T-shirts
from years past and asked me to make them
into a quilt for her 18th birthday

I had so much fun doing this I thought I'd share the outcome

It's like a functional scrap book that hopefully will
ward off the homesick blues in those first weeks of college this fall

Some tips:
I cut out the parts of the T shirts that I wanted to use
and backed them with a lightweight fusible interfacing to prevent them from
stretching when I sewed
and I pieced in scraps of prints and solids along with the
T shirt graphics to soften the effect

I also mixed and matched parts of T shirts throughout
the quilt and sewed small pieces, like fun labels,
right on top, like appliqué.

A lightweight batting and simple quilting brought it all together
and got thumbs up from the birthday girl!

It's definitely the time of year for projects and in case
you live nearby I'm attaching a flyer for a:

Quilt Project Day at Lily's
Saturday, January 26 from 9:30am-3:00pm
$40.00 includes lunch and instruction with
 Kyra Alex and Holley Mead
-Learn how to start a new strip quilt
-Problem-solve and get feedback on an ongoing quilt
-Techniques for finishing a quilt
Or, just a day to sew and have lunch!

Open to beginners and experienced sewers, because we can always learn from each other
Call Holley at 348-2333 or Kyra at 367-5936 for more info or to register.

Ages14 & up. Younger with an adult
Sponsored by Seamark and Lily's House

Enjoy your day today!


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