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Friday, August 15, 2014

Finished Shirt Top!

Shirt Top...
Kind of redundant, but it's a completed top!
(And I think I have the name for this quilt!)

This quilt is made from
recycled 100% cotton
Men's shirts from a local thrift shop
I love it!!

I used 7 shirts in all,
following the directions found here.

I wasn't sure if I would like the 
red plaid shirt as the inner border and thought I 
would use yardage,
  but it actually worked well. 

There is not enough left of the shirt back pieces to make
 the backing, so I will either add more shirt pieces
or just use yardage for the backing.
If I use yardage, I can use the shirt backs to make the binding.

this quilt top cost $15 to make.
Not a bad deal!! 
(I will have to pay to have my Long Arm quilter quilt it...
it's too large for my machine quilting ability.)

I'm linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today.

Happy Quilting!!


Denise Finucane said...

Love those shirts - great patterns and thrifty too! Excellent job!

Libby in TN said...

You'll pay far more for the quilting than what you have invested in fabric! I say use the scraps for the binding, maybe find a blue chambray for the back.

straythreads said...

love the way that worked for you!!! so cozy looking

Podunk Pretties said...

Right up my quilty alley, Thrifty! The red border pulls it all together.

Sarah Craig said...

It's beautiful, Ramona! I love using thrifted shirts - there's so much fabric in them! Whoop whoop for you!