Type of item: Functional
Style: Outdoorsy, Eco-Friendly
Sweatshirt designs, cotton fabric, thread and batting
What was your inspiration?
A relative asked me to make a quilt from her mother's sweatshirts to give to her father. The quilt is to be used at their lake cabin.
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.
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.