Custom T-Shirt Quilt

My latest project, completed!

This was a SURPRISE quilt done for a gentlemen who plays lead (guitar) in a blues band.  The T-Shirts are from many of the music festivals he's participated in.  As their family was getting ready to move, his wife wanted to 'just do something' with the t-shirts (probably toss them) but he really wanted to keep them.  So, she had me make a quilt out of his t-shirts - making something useful out of them, while still keeping them for sentimental purposes.

It's a VERY custom quilt, one of a kind for sure. 


quilt in progress

Quilt top - no borders and no quilting yet , just the t-shirts put together in blocks.

Teacher Quilt Gift

At the end of every school year it takes some real creativity to show your children's teachers how much you appreciate them... again. Most of them probably have a cupboard full of "Best Teacher" mugs. And how many apples can a teacher stand? Paperweight for their desk? Some little 'teacher' knick-knack?

I wanted to put my "creative" skills to work at the end of the last school year to give our teachers something nice but that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. My mom-in-law introduced me to a super cute reversible quilted table runner. "Ta-Da!" There was the idea, now I just had to put it to work.

Teachers - we usually think of school stuff when we think of teachers (LOL!).

So, find some cool school fabric. Check!

OH - but we often think of teachers and apples, too. So, find some apple fabric. Check!

Now we're in business!!

apple side

Reversible Quilted Table Runner

Teacher's End of Year "Thank You" Gift

~ apple side ~

apple side end

~ apple side detail (a bit blurry...) ~

apple side detail 1

~ apple side center panel detail ~

apple side with flip

~ apple side with flip to school side ~

teacher side

Reversible Quilted Table Runner

Teacher's End of Year "Thank You" Gift

~ school side ~

teacher side detail

~ school side center panel detail ~

teacher side close

~ school side detail ~

teacher side end

~ school side end detail ~

teacher side with flip

~ school side with flip to apple side ~

Once again, this is a 'quilt-as-you-go' reversible quilt, quilted with variegated thread. And this kind of quilt can be done with any themes. This theme seemed to work well for teachers!

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I love making beautiful things, and my usual method of creation is quilting. I have on display here some of my projects, every one of them as unique as the individual who received it. Enjoy browsing! If you see something you like, for yourself or for a gift, let me know. And please tell your friends, too! The more the merrier!

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