Longarm Quilting T-shirt Quilt

Hunter’s Baseball Jersey Quilt

I had the pleasure of creating this wonderful quilt made from baseball jerseys and t-shirts.  Hunter has been playing baseball all the way through high school – thankfully his parents kept all those t-shirts and jerseys!  As you can see in the pictures below, I was able to use the jerseys – with the button down fronts.  I sewed the shirt together then treated it as a t-shirt.  This quilt is also special because a friend of mine, Shelley, embroidered three of Hunter’s motivational quotes, and I was able to include them in the quilt.  Also, there are four pictures of Hunter playing ball.  All in all, this is a wonderful quilt – and I know he’ll enjoy it as he plays baseball in college.

The “before picture” of the jerseys:

before picture of shirts

One of the embroidered quotes:

close up of quote 3 cropped

A pair of the photo transfers:

close up of photo transfers 1 cropped

And, the finished quilt:

finished quilt

And, from the jerseys – one back and one front – I also made him a matching pillow.



Longarm Quilting T-shirt Quilt

Judy’s Favorite T-Shirts

These are Judy’s favorite t-shirts and they’ve been made into a beautiful t-shirt quilt.  What a great keepsake.  Since she had so many it was difficult for her to decide which ones to include and which ones to set aside. Before the quilt was delivered to her, she would often go to her closet to pull out one of her favorites only to find it missing.  Now they are all safely back in her posession for her to enjoy for many years to come.

Judy's finished quilt quilt label

This is the quilt label – it’s bordered in some fabric that is special to Judy.

I had a great time making this quilt.  I could tell some t-shirts were her favorite because they were so soft and almost worn out!

Keep warm Judy!

T-shirt Quilt

Quilt top done – almost

Been working like crazy on a t-shirt quilt for Debbie, last night finally got the top done!  Almost.  I’ll add the border tonight.  It really looks awesome.  I love it and hope she will, too.  Had a bit of an issue with the t-shirts shrinking at different rates, but with a bit of pulling and tugging they all fit.  This quilt also has 3 pictures that she took that I scanned onto fabric – they look wonderful. It helps that she’s a great photographer.  (will post a picture this weekend)  Then it’ll be ready to layer and quilt.  These shirts were from her family vacations at Bent’s Camp up in Wisconsin.  I’d love to do some quilts for the rest of her family. 

Enjoy the sunshine after 3 days of rain!

T-shirt Quilt

Yes – they are real t-shirts

Hello – we had a wonderful weekend in Atlanta, GA, sailing at the Gilbert Beer’s Memorial Regatta (aka The Beers Regatta).  Being around the people you enjoy and doing an activity you love is just delightful.  I wish every day was like that.  The weather was warm and sunny, sailing winds were darn near perfect, and the fun and laughter was the best anyone could hope for.  They did an excellent job hosting the regatta.

Anyway – back to quilting – I displayed a t-shirt quilt (see my other page) to show everyone what I could do with their sailing t-shirts.  The t-shirt quilt I displayed was not sailing t-shirts but bar t-shirts (some people do collect those – like my husband).  Some people couldn’t believe they were really t-shirts.  Let me assure you – yes, they were at one time a real t-shirt.  Most of them were the designs on the back of the t-shirt.  Once the shirt is made into a quilt and run though the washer and dryer a couple times – that is what it looks like.  And it’s great!  It’s a very usable quilt.  It’s meant to be used on the bed, take a nap on the couch and cover up with it, send it with your son or daughter when they go off to college, and even take it camping.  Use it, love it, and remember all the good times you had while collecting those t-shirts.  Gather up your t-shirts and figure out what you would like to do with them.  I’m here when you’re ready.

Also, Allison (daughter of a good sailing friend from Mattoon, IL) and Becky (daughter from a very dear friend from down in Bloomington, IN) asked about making a quilt from clothing.  This is called a Memory Quilt, and yes I can make those, but I’ve not worked up any kind of price list at this time.  Since there is some interest, I’m gonna have to work on that.  I’ve got some quilt patterns in mind that would be suitable, so I’ll put together a price list to go with it.  Keep an eye out for it – I’ll post it once I’ve pulled it all together.

Get out and enjoy this wonderful fall weather!