Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jerry's Quilt

Step 4
For this step you will need the T-shirts with the piece of interfacing, an iron, an ironing board, a cloth to cover the area being ironed.

Place the shirt piece over the ironing board with the logo facing down, next layer the interfacing web, cover it with a damp soft cloth, I used the back part of one of the t-shirts I cut.  The rough side of the interfacing should be towards the shirt. 

Here I am wearing my Eskimo Joe's shirt and fusing the interfacing.  The iron should be on high heat.  Repeat with all the other t-shirts.

I found this video very helpful:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Making of Jerry's Quilt Continues

As I was about to finish this part, I realized I was out of interfacing material.  I had bought 15 1/2 yards and I had about 2 yards leftover from another project, it wasn't enough.  Last night I went to Hobby Lobby and got 3 more yards. 
Step 3
20 yards of Pellon 906F lightweight interfacing
Acrylic quilters square

When cutting the interfacing make sure it is bigger then 12 x12, you will be cutting it to size together with the t-shirt square after it has been ironed on. 
 Here are some pictures:
This is the interfacing I'm using.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Making of Jerry's Quilt

Tears rolling down, sharing on Facebook, prolonging the inevitable, I cut the T-shirts last night!

Step 2 Cutting the shirts.
12.5x 12.5 Acrylic Quilter's Square


Cut the shirts using the acrylic square as a guide.  Do not be exact just cut the shirt down to size, about 14 by 14 inches.
This step was the hardest for me, everything should be downhill from here on.

T-Shirt Quilt for Jerry

    It is with a heavy heart that I have suddenly realized that summer is almost ending, and with it, the time I have to finish this project.  It seemed  that the more I prolonged getting started on this quilt, the longer it would be for Jerry to leave to college.  Even though I'm trying to stall for time, it isn't working, my son  is leaving sooner than later in a few weeks.
This is the second T-shirt quilt I make, and I wish I would have documented my first quilt better 2 years ago.  Now, without further due, here it goes, my documentation.

       The Making of Jerry's T-shirt Quilt
Step 1

Gather the t-shirts you want to use.  My quilt is going to be very big. I'm using 47 t-shirt squares.  I pulled about 60 shirts, from those I picked the best ones, trying to cover all the different activities and interests.  Some of the shirts have a front and a back that can be used.  Some shirts I didn't want to cut, like his Bi-District Champions shirt or the first football jersey he ever wore.  A quilt can be made with less shirt squares. 



This on will be spared, this title is attained every 25 years!
Maybe I'll do a shadow box with it.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

May Swap Challenge: Birds of a Feather

Lu from Inspired to Scrap organized a feather swap for the month of May. I loved my feathers!
Here is the page I created with them.

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My boys grew up so fast! I used a picture of them playing when they were babies and one recent picture of the two of them together.