At the beginning of the year I made
this Baby quilt from recycled men's shirts
and a little yardage.
A while back I made another trip to one of my local
Thrift shops and bought some more men's shirts....
All for $3.00 or less.
They looked like new....
Great plaids and colors...
I brought them home,
washed them twice on the hot water cycle,
and "deboned" them.
Then I found this blog post for making a quilt from
I began cutting the shirt pieces...
Ironing and starching them...
Planning the blocks...
And after a few hours work,
this is what I had.
I have half of the rows sewn together
and LOVE how it is turning out!
(This would make two cute baby quilts!)
The only yardage I might add is for a small red border
between the body and the piano key border.
Plus, there are enough shirt pieces to make the backing.
So, once this top is finished
I will have spent less than $20 on fabric for this quilt
that will measure approximately 52"x64".
(I would suggest NOT telling the clerk in the Thrift Shop
what you are planning on doing with the men's shirts...
The poor man almost cried.
"But these are good shirts and you are going to
CUT THEM UP??")
Visit Patchwork Times to see what others are quilting.