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Years ago when the t-shirt quilt craze was the thing to do, I thought I would no way ever want to do one for myself or attempt to work on one.  Last week, my cousin called me and asked for my help on a t-shirt quilt she is making for a friend's daughter.  I said I would help, but in the back of my mind I was thinking how the heck I was going to quilt this top?  After receiving it, I just took the bull by the horns and went for it.  Some areas have lines, some have a meander design and some are just outlined in areas.  On the borders I drew out a spine for feathering, then finally added on the binding.  This quilt measures 70"X 90" and is the largest quilt I've put through my little home Bernina 440 machine.  It also weighs a ton due to the flannel, t-shirts, cotton batting and batik and flannel backing.  Ugh, but it's done, done, and done and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

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Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on January 29, 2016 at 9:39pm

Well, it looks very nice and you are a great girl to quilt it for your cousin.  Those are really heavy suckers, though!  My DS turned one down that I offered to make for him if he really wanted me to.  (Thank you!  Thank you, Evan!)

Comment by Barb/WI on January 29, 2016 at 6:18pm

Very nice!!!  You are so right about how heavy a t-shirt quilt is.  They don't look that difficult, but they really aren't easy to quilt!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on January 29, 2016 at 2:59pm

I know t-shirt quilts can be a pain, but there is something just endearing about them.  I'm sure it is the memories they capture.  Glad you could help.  

Comment by Pam/NY on January 29, 2016 at 2:06pm
Having done several, I know how heavy they become. Very nice...I'm sure the girl is loving it.

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