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T-Shirt Memory Quilt


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Sew up your memories your way. Cut your T-Shirts to various sizes depending upon their design. Stabilize those knits then stitch together with woven cotton to make a unique quilt to hold all your memories. Great as gifts... Graduation, Birthday or for any reason. Pattern includes instructions and suggestions to make any group of T-Shirts into a priceless quilt. Added bonus: Pattern for Mini Ts in the border. The process is very easy with no complex stitching or points to match, just sew those T-Shirts into a tapestry of time! Pull out all those T-Shirts you have been saving and make them into a quilt now! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Piece fabric. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS About 65" X 80" Depending on T-Shirt size and number

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  • These supplies are based on 12 T-shirts, but you can have more or less, just adjust the amounts below accordingly. A dozen or more T-shirts (including the little front designs, if any.); 4 yards sheer to lightweight non-woven fusible interfacing (This is important!); 2 1/2 yards sashing and border fabric; 2 yards accent and binding fabric; 2 - 18" muslin squares to be used as press cloths (could be any fabric, or fabric and a Teflon pressing sheet or an applique pressing sheet.) Optional: Other scraps to use as accent or for mini "T-shirt" blocks
  • Sewing Machine, Rotary Cutting Equipment, Iron

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Lyn Brown has been teaching quilting in Orange County, CA for more than 15 years. Her patterns are published only after being used by her classes so they are easy to follow and complete. In 2000, she joined the faculty of North Orange County Community College District. Lyn now teaches five quilting classes a week for the college district, reaching over 200 students. Her projects come fast and furious, including swaps, mysteries, reproduction, contemporary with a little bit of art thrown in. Her shop features her most popular patterns and techniques.