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What materials did you use?
Jerseys from any sport. Mine are from AYSO. Batting, quilting, material for sashing and binding. Save the extra pieces for the border.
Hi, I love your quilt. The different color squares on the border really give this quilt that touch. I do not sew, but enjoy doing it when I get a chance which is not that often. In a post below you mentioned that folks may send you the jerseys and you create the quilt for them. What would you charge for something like that? I also was wondering what backing you used, but you used the term "re-square", what does that mean. I found a lady that would do the quilt for me, but I have not showed her this pic, She suggest I cut the squares, that it would save money and time. This my daughters Senior gift in June 2016. The extent of my sewing experience has been curtains and minor clothing.
Every t-shirt stretched differently. So after you cut the 12" square and sew the sashing on, it may not be square anymore. So you have to "re-square". Quilts run about $300 finished. I back with a cotton fabric and quilt over the whole top avoiding the designs on the t-shirts. I have quilted over everything for a customer (she wanted it like that), but the needle does leave little holes in the shirts. I hope this helps. Let me know if you want me do it for you.
My apologies for the 3 postings! This is for my daughter graduation gift on June 3rd 2016. I need it to fit a full size bed. I was wondering how you felt about a fleece side? I have 17 jerseys and 3 t-shirts. What do think about cost, time and material change option? Thank you for responding, I look forward to hearing from you!
I am doing one of these and jerseys are some cotton some satin material and some polyester. How can you make satin ones stiff can you use interfacing on this type of material?
Just use a lightweight interfacing. You probably know how difficult it is to sew satin. I would sew a stitch with the satin and interfacing just to keep it from moving, maybe just less than 1/4". That way when I resew it using 1/4 seam it will be hidden. GL.
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