Created by: Amanda
Project

Seven Seas - quilt for Dad

What are you most proud of? This is the biggest quilt I have made so far - I am proud of that and relieved I could quilt it on my domestic machine. ;-) What advice would you give someone starting this project? There is a really neat way of working out the pattern in the book. Some of these shirts were not 100% cotton, making them harder to sew, either because they were slippery or frayed more. Unless there are sentimental reasons, I'd recommend sticking with cotton.

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Amanda made Seven Seas - quilt for Dad with:

  • My Dad's old shirts - the ones that were too stained or worn to donate to charity. I added the red cotton for contrast and used half a double duvet cover for the backing.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This is the biggest quilt I have made so far - I am proud of that and relieved I could quilt it on my domestic machine. ;-) What advice would you give someone starting this project? There is a really neat way of working out the pattern in the book. Some of these shirts were not 100% cotton, making them harder to sew, either because they were slippery or frayed more. Unless there are sentimental reasons, I'd recommend sticking with cotton.

Q&A with Amanda

catherine78856 asked:
What a fabulous quilt! Kudos for upcycling materials and adding the red for a little zing.
Amanda answered:
Thanks! When I gave it to my Dad my parents were looking at the fabric and commenting on the shirt, where it had come from, what Dad had looked like in it... it was quite sweet. :-)
dmoore1186013 asked:
I would like to know how you did that one
Amanda answered:
Hi, I made this a while ago now. But I remember that I took the inspiration from a quilt in a book by Karen Snyder called "Bundles of Fun", the book has patterns for quilts made from fat quarters, this quilt was a little different as it was made from my late father's old shirts.
dhubbard73974770 asked:
Just beautiful!!! Do you sale any of the quilts?
Amanda answered:
Thank-you, I used to a few years ago, but life changes have left me with less time and even less energy. Perhaps in the future.
bobbielou4810742 asked:
Where can I find the pattern for this quilt?
Amanda answered:
Hi, I made this a while ago now. But I remember that I took the inspiration from a quilt in a book by Karen Snyder called "Bundles of Fun", the book has patterns for quilts made from fat quarters, this quilt was a little different as it was made from my late father's old shirts.

Skill Level

Beginner