Fulfilling a Request

@Morleyhunt (16545)
Canada
August 13, 2017 5:58am CST
Several months ago my oldest daughter asked me if I could make a T-shirt quilt for her oldest son (my oldest grandchild). This would be a new adventure. I've not made a t-shirt quilt before, but was willing to give it a try. About six weeks ago she brought me a bag of his t-shirts and the planning began. The shirts were sorted and the logos were trimmed into rectangles and squares. Now I'm almost ready to assemble the front of the quilt. Just two more rectangles.....or a square and a rectangle and the front will be complete. The timing is perfect. It looks like I will have one more entry for our local fair. Then, afterwards, I can present it to my grandson.
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@Platespinner (18472)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Aug
I've got one of those on-deck for my eldest child. My latest try-something new was free motion machine quilting on a pencil case I'm making for my daughter. I tried it and succeeded. Sort of. This morning I received notification of 12 Craftsy classes on sale for $12 each and lo and behold one was on free motion quilting...guess what I spent money on today .
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
19 Aug
I'll keep you posted on my progress and the difficulties that I'm sure I'll encounter before its done.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Aug
@Morleyhunt I'd appreciate that!
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@Marty1 (26616)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Aug
I get notification from Craftsy but have never taken a class. What is free motion quilting? If you do it I am sure it will be a perfect result!
@LadyDuck (121395)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
Very good job, I imagine it's pretty hard to work with t-shirts.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
13 Aug
They do present a unique challenge. I'm a little worried about the actual quilting.
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@LadyDuck (121395)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
@Morleyhunt I am sure it will not be easy, but you surely will find a way.
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@hereandthere (24042)
• Philippines
14 Aug
i'm already imagining how cool this quilt is going to be because of all those cool logos. this is definitely going to be a keepsake.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
19 Aug
I'm hoping to have the quilt "sandwiched" before I go out this evening.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
13 Aug
So far, so good! I wonder if the shirts will pucker much when quilted.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
19 Aug
I'm hoping that they go together smoothly. This may be one of the few quilts I use a washable adhesive to sandwich the layers.
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@MALUSE (32675)
• Denmark
13 Aug
Your grandson will be proud of this unique item.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
13 Aug
This will be a surprise for him. He is a very active and involved young man. This chronicles his secondary school years, both in school activities and activities in the community.
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@velvet53 (15393)
• Palisade, Colorado
13 Aug
That is going to be so neat. I hope that you do well with it in the fair and that your grandson likes it. I sure would.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
19 Aug
I'm certainly hoping I do well at the fair. A few extra dollars to put towards my craft is always appreciate.
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@velvet53 (15393)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
@Morleyhunt I know what you mean. We never got any money back when I put things in the fair. Good luck to you.
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@alberello75 (13501)
• Genova, Italy
13 Aug
None of us ever had the tailor's dowry. So I've always had to buy t-shirts in stores. You have a passion for sewing, I see?
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
13 Aug
All of the t-shirts were commercially produced. They are a legacy of his activities. I enjoy the creative process and sewing them together.
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@alberello75 (13501)
• Genova, Italy
13 Aug
@Morleyhunt Very good. Great passion!
@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
13 Aug
Oh wow, I hope you can share that to us, I'm eager to see them here in mylot.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
13 Aug
I will be certain to share a photo of the completed quilt after the fair.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
13 Aug
@Morleyhunt looking forward to that Morley.
@JudyEv (100446)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
I can imagine that he will be thrilled to bits with his new quilt. Good for you - and good luck at the fair.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
19 Aug
I'm looking forward t having it complete. So far his mom has seen my progress and told me she at least loves it.
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@marlina (62066)
• Canada
13 Aug
Lots of work for you, can't wait to see the final quilt.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
19 Aug
I'm looking forward to seeing it complete. Slow and steady....it is progressing.
@Juliaacv (23064)
• Canada
13 Aug
It should be interesting to see the end result. It will be a very personal quilt that's for sure, like a walk down teenage memory lane.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
13 Aug
When it's finished I will share a photo and my grandsons reaction. This should happen at the end of September.
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• United States
24 Aug
I have always wanted to make one of those. However, I do not like to quilt. I am far too much a perfectionist and cannot make the points match. Frustrating. Love your finished product. It is great!
@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
24 Aug
I've learned not to worry if all of my corners aren't perfect. In quilting close sometimes has to do. If you look closely you will find that isn't unusual. No one else notice unless you are way out.
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• United States
25 Aug
@Morleyhunt I noticed and it was hard to give the completed project to the o eopke it was intended for.
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@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
28 Aug
@ElusiveButterfly it is totally finished now...even the autograph block for the back. Can't wait u Til after the fair to see my grandsons face when he receives it.
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@KristenH (20356)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
13 Aug
That's a pretty cool quilt, Morley. Go for it!
@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
19 Aug
Thank you. I'm still working away at it.
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@KristenH (20356)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
19 Aug
@Morleyhunt You're welcome. Can't wait to hear how it turned out.
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@YrNemo (8455)
25 Aug
Sounds fun, that project!
@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
25 Aug
It has been a fun project. The quilting is finished...the binding is almost finished as well.
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@Marty1 (26616)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Aug
You are sure to win a prize for this quilt as it is very clever and nice? What difference does it make between having a regular quilt square and a T shirt square? Why are t shirts harder to work with doing a quilt!
@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
24 Aug
T-shirts are. Cub harder to work with. They stretch so you need extra care to keep things from distorting.
• United States
22 Aug
I'm sure your grandson will be thrilled with his Tshirt quilt and have a great keepsake. Looks like a great and fun project
@Morleyhunt (16545)
• Canada
24 Aug
It's been a challenge. The quilting should be finished sometime today. Then I'll add the bonding and label. I can only work on the machine quilting for short bursts. The weight and awkwardness of manoeuvring it under the machine is taxing.