Demise of a T-Shirt – Step 2
Happy Pi Day! We were asked by a good friend to make a t-shirt quilt out of some diving t-shirts. We have never made one before, but I am always open for a new adventure. Our first step was a scary one – cut the t-shirts to only the design area we want to feature. I wrote about that first step The Demise of a T-shirt at the end of February.
A blogger friend, Dawn of Quilting by Dawn is also making a t-shirt quilt. We seem to frequently be on the same path as Dawn quilting-wise. We chose similar fabrics for the Regatta quilt, and are at about the same stage in our progress as well. Dawn used a method for determining the layout of her quilt that I had not seen before:
Dawn’s Great T-shirt Layout Idea:
She used blocks of paper to represent the different sizes of the t-shirts. That is a much easier way to move the shirts around on the design wall, or to even get an overall idea of the sizes and shapes. It looks like she has many more t-shirts to work into her design than we do.
Sue measured each t-shirt design and added an extra inch on each side. The biggest design is 23″ x 17″ and the smallest is only 4″ x 3″ from a pocket. This is definitely a puzzle to piece together, and we are good at puzzles. Soon we will be able to give our friend Pat some suggestions about the addition of sashing and color options. We will also be able to determine the optimal size for what I assume will be a lap-size quilt. Any tips or suggestions are welcomed in the comments!
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