I've decided to try to make a t-shirt quilt. (If all goes well, I may try to make some extra money. I'm thinking the local parents may want graduations gifts.)
It is definitely trial and error. So far so good. The sashing is just laid out on top. Hopefully, after work today, I'll get the top sewn together.
Have you ever hung onto something forever and ever and then threw it away and then you needed it. Well, Larry had two drawers full of old t-shirts. A few were purchased, many were freebies from giving blood, volunteering at events, etc. Over the past year, he has been weeding them out.
Out of the goodness of his heart, he told me that I could have any of the t-shirts in his bottom drawer--just make sure I keep him 4 or 5 to wear while working out in the yard. I went to his drawer to pick some out and, lo and behold, there were only 4 or 5 t-shirts in the drawer. I guess he really weeded them out! lol He doesn't have a clue where they are.
So, I found 3 in my drawer that were pretty old and I didn't wear anymore. I added extra blocks to make a lap size quilt so if I don't need it for a sample quilt, it will still be of use to us.
Now, if I decide to quilt for others, I'm going to have to hit the local "Helping Hands" to get some t-shirts to make a full sample with all t-shirt blocks. I think I can get shirts for 25 or 50 cents. So that won't be too bad. If not, I'll hit garage sales.
Don't forget to swing by Judy L's for Design Wall Monday.
Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.