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Prairiemom posted on Wed, Sep 19 2012 6:15 PM

I am going  to make my mom a quilt out of my stepdad's shirts(cotton & flannel dress shirt type shirts).

My question is about how much material do you get out of a medium to large shirt.  How many shirts approximately do you need for a lap quilt?

What pattern/design would you suggest for such a quilt

Thanks

Pam

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Annie replied on Fri, Sep 21 2012 8:34 AM

BB,

Thanks for sharing the website, I found it fascinating how she cut the shirts so systematically.  (I do have to say the guns scared me a bit)

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BB - I like your quilt and what you're doing with them. 

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Thank you so much for all the advice.  Video was awesome I would never of thought to cut apart the yoke or the collar.  I have to look at the quilts that have been posted but that will have to wait until the baby sleeps.

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Kris replied on Fri, Sep 21 2012 9:01 PM

Belfrybat:
 I made this one out of 6 shirt fronts and sleeves as I am using the backs for another project.

Pretty quilt Belfrybat.

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Carol replied on Fri, Sep 21 2012 11:18 PM

Annie:

BB,

Thanks for sharing the website, I found it fascinating how she cut the shirts so systematically.  (I do have to say the guns scared me a bit)

Annie, I looked at the video to see what were you talking about, guns?  Guess I missed that part!

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Annie replied on Sat, Sep 22 2012 6:18 AM

Carol:

Annie:

BB,

Thanks for sharing the website, I found it fascinating how she cut the shirts so systematically.  (I do have to say the guns scared me a bit)

 

Annie, I looked at the video to see what were you talking about, guns?  Guess I missed that part!

Carol,

The second link has guns on the bottom of the thread.  I don't know if they're advertisements but I was shocked to see them.  I'm a scaredy cat...

 

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Thank you all for your nice comments.  I actually prefer this method when using shirts or scraps as the pattern sort of figures itself out.

Marie:

BB, very nice quilt, love the colors, nice work getting those plaids and stripes lined up.

Thank you, but I did absolutely nothing to line up the plaids and stripes.  I just randomly made 6-1/2" nine patch squares making sure I used the same fabric for the center of each square and didn't end up putting the same colour/ pattern in next to each other.  Then cut the squares apart in quarters, flipped two opposite corners and that was it.  The pattern sorted itself out.  I do sometimes make disappearing nine patch with more forethought and less scrappy, but I like the randomness of this kind of quilt top.   

Brigit-Carol

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