Sunday, July 24, 2011

What to do with those beloved T shirts...

My daughter in law wanted a T shirt quilt as she didn't want to toss all her old T shirts and the memories that went with them. I said "of course"! I requested she pick the fabric as this is a really personal type project. She made some very nice choices. I used the Bernina Stitch Regular on my Artista 630E as I'm not too practiced with free form machine quilting. I don't really quilt - only when I need a quilt! This how the front turned out:

Since I used a quilt-as-you-go technique (no way was I forcing the whole quilt under this machine) so the back was pretty interesting too.

I wish this idea was around when I had some well loved T shirts but then quilting would have never occured to me at the time!

3 comments:

Debra Martin said...

What a great idea to make a quilt. And quilt as you go sounds so much less challenging. I like the way it came out.

Annette Young said...

Thanks! I asked if she wanted two different backing fabrics and she did so it made it even more interesting in the back.

I'm Susan Szold. said...

Annette, this is one great looking quilt---what a fabulous idea!

I wish I cold sew.