Great idea! Making something useful out of something else!
Thanks! I can't tell you how mad those shirts make me. That's $100 worth of shirts right there. I have to do something with them besides rags!!
This is such a good idea! And you're right - the color palette is really nice.
Oh, what a bummer! Those Lands End shirts are nice! I like your idea of the bubbles quilt though and the colors are really pretty.
Great idea! Do you know anyone who has an Accuquilt Go cutter (or studio cutter for that matter)? they may have a circle die cutter that you could use. Fuse the interfacing first then cut with the cutter... Unless you're thinking bigger circles. I made one with a friend's cutter a year ago and it was so fast to cut those circles!! :)
Good luck! I hope you'll keep us up to date on this project because I think it'll turn out great!
I don't think I do, but I got one of the omni grid arc cutters that has different sized circles. I didn't think of putting the interfacing on first--great idea! Thanks!
What a great idea and I love the colors...and I agree do interfacing first no matter how you cut the circles out it will stablize the fabric for you.
I agree with Emmedoodle, fuse the shirt fabric to some stable interfacing before you do any shape cutting.
What a great idea! I can't wait to see your Bubble Quilt. I love how you've turned a worn item into something bright & new.
This is a fabulous idea...and I know Lands End shirts are of excellent quality!! Can't wait to see how it all comes out :)
I just love how this is coming together!!
I love this quilt! I think it will look great whatever way you do it but is really cute like it is... So idea of doing it on one large piece of material seems to work for sure. And love the background material and that it is recycled as well! So creative.
This is looking great! I think the patchwork squares would be much easier and go faster since you wouldn't be needing to maneuver the bulk of the project through the throat of the machine as you go around each circle. Plus it could let you use up scraps of white if you have some around.
I don't have any white at all, and I want some nice quality stuff for applique, so I'm going to buy several yards tomorrow (with your mom at our shop here in Vermont!)
Ha! Have fun! How big is the quilt going to be? If it's not too big it probably wouldn't be that bad to work with the whole piece. Also was thinking you could divide it up into 4 pieces so it's not quite as large to be maneuvering around rather than going as small as individual blocks.
It's a double/full. I think I'm going to go with wide strips of white so I can get the "random" pattern effect. That ought to be easier.
The title of this quilt jumped out and grabbed me. Have you heard of the technique of writing a story for your son to read in which a famous person he likes helps him give up this habit? For instance, if he likes SpongeBob, it might say "hi, I'm SpongeBob. I used to chew on my T shirts but I had to stop to work at Crabby Patty. Now, when I think about chewing, I (appropriate substitute behavior like chew gum, twist a bracelet on his wrist, but probably something oral) instead. Now I can get my work done and my shirts are always nice and neat". I'm a special Ed teacher with autism training.
Yes, we've found that substituting other oral stuff works. He is a very stimmy kid :) He hasn't done it in almost a year.
I love how this is coming together!
Thanks! Jan helped me pick out a binding fabric too when she was here--must put up a picture of that. It's really perfect--a light blue with circle-in-circles polka dots of jewel tones.
This just keeps getting better and better...and binding does sound perfect!
What a great idea for a quilt. It looks great!
That looks great! I can't wait to see it all together and quilted! The binding does sound spot on for the quilt design though.
love the finished quilt!!! And the model:-)
I love this quilt! This is an awesome idea for re-purposing your son's shirts!
Wow this is a really special quilt - you did a great job on it. Love the whole idea of it...and look at that cute little smiling face!!!
You did wonderful with this. Love the colors and what a great use of the T shirts.
This is so cute! I love how it turned out...so cheerful and bright! Love that smiling face too!
Turned out fantastic!