Demise of a T-Shirt – Step 2

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  1. Roseanne, sounds like a well,organized approach to your jig saw puzzle. This is going to be so cool to watch. Glad it’s you and not me. 😁

  2. Kate says:

    My best tip is 1/10th graph paper! (If you google, there’s a free site that lets you print that size.) Then you can graph it out in advance and make it all fit – like your 3×4″ might be better as a 4×4″ snugged up with an 4×8″ next to a 12″… Having scaled graph paper really helps me see the design in advance. Also, I only work with even number – that 23×17 would be a 24×18 in my layout. It’s easier for me to do the math. (Though I admit to using two 7″ blocks to fill in between 14″ blocks if I think it’ll look more even.)

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kate!
      That a great suggestion! I actually have 1/10th graph paper on hand, in the house. I used to create my own cross stitch designs . . . Anyway, great idea because I haven’t made all the pieces on real paper yet. I can sit in my chair, watch Survivor and play around with that. Thanks a bunch!! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    The coolest t-shirt quilt I have ever seen (and I definitely have not seen them all) was one done by Molli Sparkles http://mollisparkles.com/2015/07/tgiff-passing-notes-in-class/ He used filler blocks and broke up the t-shirts really nicely.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Susan,
      Thanks for sharing the link. I never would have thought about using blocks to fill in the negative space. I will definitely keep that in mind! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Great idea. I have a box of T-shirts from my late husband. I want to do this, but am very nervous about it.

  5. Dawn says:

    Thanks Roseanne for the mention on your blog post today! I didn’t think it was such a profound idea as I have used that method to rearrange furniture in my house especially when I have to fit a new piece. Ü
    My t-shirt quilt top is basically all finished. Stop by to see it! Thanks again!

  6. Susan says:

    That’s a great way to determine a layout, and to figure sashing or filler pieces – thanks for the tip!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Susan,
      Just passing on the great idea Dawn had! I think it will help me immensely with this first t-shirt quilt. I am definitely a more visual person. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Shannon Fleming says:

    The layout of the shirts is the hardest part. This is a great idea to play with the arrangement! I’ll have to use this next time!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Shannon,
      I thought it was brilliant when Dawn said that was how she was playing with the layout for shirts. I’m happy to pass on the great idea. ~smile~ Roseanne

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