Posts Tagged ‘Not Just T-shirts Quilts’

Clothing Quilt

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

This quilt was made from jeans and shirts. Commercial fabric was used for the star points and set stones. Sashing from flannel shirts.

Not Just T-Shirts Quilt©

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

One more Not Just T-Shirts Quilt ready for quilting – This clothing quilt used jackets, slacks, Hawaiian shirt, knit shirts, dress shirts, flannel shirt, jeans, and purchased panels & theme fabric. When I received the clothing and fabrics, I knew I would have to present this mix in some unifying way. Because of the size of the panels, I decided on 19″ blocks and then decided to refine that even further by using only one block design. I like the results!

Memory Quilt

Friday, January 13th, 2012

This is #4 in a series of now five Not Just T-shirts Quilts. My client wanted four quilts made from her husband’s clothing as memory quilts for her four adult children and their families. She liked them so much she now wants one of her own.

Not Just T-Shirts Quilt #3

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

This is memory quilt No. 3 made of t-shirts, dress shirts, ties, slacks, jeans, and bib overalls and also two bird and flower panels. My client tells me the first two quilts brought tears and many happy memories Christmas Day when she gave them to her adult children. No. 3 goes to another daughter later today.

Front of Not Just T-Shirts Quilt


Back of quilt


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Not Just T-shirts Quilts

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Quilt #2. I am currently working on four clothing quilts for a client. These will be memory quilts made of t-shirts, sweatshirts, dress shirts, ties, handkerchiefs, slacks, jeans, and bib overalls. I’ve decided to call them Not Just T-Shirts Quilts because of the variety of clothing in them. They are similar in construction to t-shirt quilts. Several of the clothing types need to be backed with a fusible interfacing for stability. Theme fabric have been incorporated to add interest to the quilt top. Dog prints in this quilt top, theme Yorky Dogs. 67″ square finished quilt.

Because of the quantity of clothing, the piecing has spilled over on to the back. There is a pocket in the lower right corner that my client may use to tuck a personal note in for the recipient of this quilt.

In November

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I just found Lily’s Quilts: Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet. What two great ideas! So I am linking to her. See the links on my side bar if you are interested.

I’ve been working on clothing quilts lately. 4 to be exact. A clothing quilt is like a t-shirt quilt, only it incorporates a larger variety of clothing. The 4 I have been working on include t-shirts, dress shirts, ties, sweat shirts, slacks, jeans, and bib overalls. Here is the first completed quilt:

I added theme fabric and just a bit of bright fabric that coordinate with the t-shirts to add visual interest to the top.

I had more clothing items than I could fit into the top – so they spilled over on to the back-

And in the corner I placed a pocket with yet another piece of clothing – denim from a pair of jeans.

Another project has been a baby quilt-

This quilt is for young friend Brianna, who is expecting her first baby in early January 2012. I have been taken by the simplicity in Victoria Gertenbach of Silly BooDilly hand quilting, and decided to try my own simple quilting of just straight lines by machine for this baby quilt. Brianna is going with an elephant theme for baby Hadyn. I don’t have a picture, but the back is the cutest ever animal print, Jolly Jungle Animals by Henley Studio.

I’ll share clothing quilts 2-4 as soon as I get the binding on!