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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Eco-Friendly
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What materials did you use? Sweatshirt designs, cotton fabric, thread and batting

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What are you most proud of? How well the fabrics go with the designs that were on the sweatshirts. The sweatshirts had an outdoor theme so I paired them up with Minnesota Shop Hop fabrics for 2012. The fabric choices also had a fabric with small pictures of items from the lake such as a boat, deer, trees, etc. These were perfect for using in the center of blocks also. There weren't enough sweatshirts for a queen size quilt which is what was needed.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you use stabilizer on any sweatshirt piece that has too much give. I was able to go without for many of the designs but I used the ribbing from the bottom, cuffs and neck. They needed stabilizing before sewing into a block.

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Lovely! I'll bet this is very soft and warm. I've helped friends make t-shirt quilts, but I haven't yet worked with sweatshirts. You're so right about the stabilizer. Without it some pieces can stretch it very strange ways.

11/17/2012 Flag

Great idea - and, when exactly do YOU sleep, O Prolific One? :-D

11/17/2012 Flag

Some of the quilts I've posted are not done. They are just tops. I find I can put scrappy unplanned quilts together pretty quickly for church. I actually feel like I haven't accomplished much lately. I have been working on this particular quilt since July.

11/17/2012 Flag

Have you noticed that very productive people always feel like they aren't accomplishing much? It seems epidemic! I started keeping a tablet list of work to be done and highlighting them when finished, but NOT erasing or throwing the finished page away...a lot more satisfying to see what is actually done instead of always looking at a long list! I so enjoy seeing all your projects, it's encouraging!

11/18/2012 Flag