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tee shirt quilt 29 Dec 2017 04:30 #143082

Hi! I was just wondering what else is in for the winters? I just bought these great tank tops and hoodies and I was thinking of doing some quilting. I have a lot of ideas and I’m really excited to make a new collection for the next year. Happy 2018 everyone!!
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Re: tee shirt quilt 16 Aug 2012 10:26 #86510

Pelon EK-130
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Re: tee shirt quilt 02 Aug 2012 15:54 #85318

I just finished a T-shirt quilt using the directions in "T-Shirt quilts made Easy" by Martha Deleonardis. She recommends Pellon 911 non woven lightweight interfacing. It worked very well and did not add bulk to the shirt. Her book is well written with easy to follow instructions for using multiple shirts and differing sizes with a grid layout. The author recommends having it quilted on a long arm. I followed her advice esp because I used minkee for the backing.
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Re: tee shirt quilt 10 Jun 2012 16:40 #82243

Lois what a great tip about joining odd pieces of batting with fusible tricot! thanks
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Re: tee shirt quilt 09 Jun 2012 20:40 #82197

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Just saying, I love fusible tricot. It is light weight and very drapeable. I also just discovered that it is essentially the same product cut in strips and sold in rolls as fusible strips to join odd sized pieces of batting into something useable. Haven't made a teeshirt quilt but I am sure it would add stability without adding stiffness.
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Re: tee shirt quilt 09 Jun 2012 15:06 #82190

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eileenkny wrote:
When I amke a t-shirt quilt for clients, I use fusible tricot. It is the lightest stabilizer I've found. It adds almost NO weight to the quilt.

Thanks Eileen! I will write that down, and give it a try!

Dawn
In beautiful Northwest Montana
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Re: tee shirt quilt 09 Jun 2012 10:50 #82173

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When I amke a t-shirt quilt for clients, I use fusible tricot. It is the lightest stabilizer I've found. It adds almost NO weight to the quilt.

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
Gammill Classic Plus w/IQ
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Re: tee shirt quilt 07 Jun 2012 20:01 #82094

Dawn I love your quilting! Thanks for sharing. I would recommend tee shirt quilting to anyone who wants to try. It was very gratifying.
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Re: tee shirt quilt 07 Jun 2012 16:38 #82076

How lovely! Beautiful quilting, Dawn!
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Re: tee shirt quilt 07 Jun 2012 11:52 #82055

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I am in the process of quilting the borders of two t-shirt/sweatshirt quilts, and whole heartily agree with Katherine on maybe finding a lighter weight stabilizer for the next one! I think it would be worth the extra money to look for the stabilizers that Nancy is be referring to. I found the Pellon 911 will wrinkle, because of the stiffness.

Here are some photos of my quilting. Let's just say I had so much fun, that they did not get done by graduation, but they were still "gifted" and I will be getting them back soon to finish them!


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The above photo is done with Superior Rainbows, and therefore catches the light from the flash. The stitching actually just blends in!

Dawn
In beautiful Northwest Montana
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Re: tee shirt quilt 06 Jun 2012 12:46 #81984

Thanks Nancy, I finished the quilt I was making last week. It is made up of 30- 13.5" squares backed with pellon 911F. The fusible interfacing made it a breeze to sew them together but it is a little heavy so I pressed the seams open. I used warm&white batting and a cotton backing that her Mom picked out. It is a graduation gift for a High Schooler who is heading off to college in the Fall. They love it! I stitched in the ditch but since warm and natural calls for 10" quilting I free motioned around certain designs on each square using the color thread matching each tee because they were so amazing I didn't want to distract from them. For example one was a boat and crossed oars because she is on rowing team so I sewed around them. I was really happy with it and now my daughter is saving shirts for my Grandson who is a freshman so I can make him one eventually. I think I would look a little for a lighter interfacing but one thing is for sure. I believe the one I made will wear like iron!
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Re: tee shirt quilt 06 Jun 2012 12:23 #81982

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katherinequilts wrote:
Nancy from STL how did you quilt the tee shirt quilt you talk about in the forum where you didn't use stabilizer or backing????stitch in the ditch ????how large a block size did you use. I'm concerned about the stretching??? I would be grateful for any info you could tell me to clarify

Forgive me for the late reply. I referred to a book titled "Too Cool T-shirt Quilts" that has a process that doesn't use stabilizer. To date, I haven't seen the book, so I'm not sure how the process works. I plan to get a copy of the book before I ever make a T-shirt quilt. However, now you can get fusibles that are nearly weightless and have a great drape, but they are probably expensive too and you'd need quite a bit for an entire quilt.
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Re: tee shirt quilt 23 Apr 2012 12:20 #79562

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I'm not Nancy, but what I used was a fairly good-sized meandering stipple stitch
over all of the blocks and sashing. This was early-on in my machine quilting
efforts -- not that I've done all that much since then -- :wink: but it worked
out quite nicely. :D
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Re: tee shirt quilt 20 Apr 2012 15:17 #79407

Nancy from STL how did you quilt the tee shirt quilt you talk about in the forum where you didn't use stabilizer or backing????stitch in the ditch ????how large a block size did you use. I'm concerned about the stretching??? I would be grateful for any info you could tell me to clarify
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