by crafter2243 Moderator 22 Aug 2020

My DIL volunteered me to one of her friends who mentioned that she has all these T-Shirts from (I believe) her grandmother that passed away. I had never done a memory quilt, did not know the person I am making it for plus my DIL had these shirts in her car and had forgotten about them. The intended Birthday present was long gone.

The backing is the flat sheet of a Harley Davidson twin-size sheet set. Great because it still had a fitted sheet and a Pillowcase. Most of the shirts I could not use since they were heavily decorated with rhinestones. Well I did get it done and the quilt brought the owner to tears.


by pennyhal2 14 Sep 2020

Good for you to help her out. She will treasure this and bring back memories of her grandmother.

by cfidl 25 Aug 2020

You Rock! This is very special and I would cry too!

by sewpam 25 Aug 2020

You just made the memories more precious!! The quilt could not have been made any better by an experienced memory quilt maker.

by pennifold 24 Aug 2020

Brilliant work Angie, I'd cry too if I had been given it. The memories we carry are so important. Great effort, love Chris

by jrob Moderator 23 Aug 2020

If you had said I've been making memory quilts for 20 years, I'd have believed it! What a great job you did. It's no wonder she was brought to tears.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 23 Aug 2020

Flatterer but thank you 😊😘

by 02kar Moderator 23 Aug 2020

Oh my! I can see why the owner was brought to tears. You might have been given very little info but what a great result. And a great fix using the tags too.

by mops Moderator 23 Aug 2020

Wow, great job. So much better to enjoy them this way than keeping them in a bag. No wonder the owner was in tears.

by mrskiki 23 Aug 2020

Great job! I know several people who would love one just like it. Hugs. Nan

by asterixsew Moderator 23 Aug 2020

This is great. It’s lovely to see how a project like this just grows while your working on it. I’m sure that the recipient was delighted and what a great memory. It’s also great the way family members happily volunteer us to do work like this.

by gerryvb 23 Aug 2020

wow, what a great job you did !!!! compliments to you and I can imagine the owner was so happy, it's wonderful πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

by marianb 23 Aug 2020

Wonderful quilt.

by dragonflyer 22 Aug 2020

Great job.... I made T-shirt quilts for my niece and nephew from the shirts they had accumulated on an 18 month world tour that their parents took them on when they were 11 and 13 years old, just days after September 11, 2001... most of the family thought they were crazy, but they went anyway....

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 23 Aug 2020

Good for them. That must have been a awesome trip and their ages were perfect for that.
BTW After I had the squares assembled I found a small hole in one of them. So I took the tag from the back of a shirt and covered the hole with it. Looked a bit silly till I scattered a few more across the quilt.

by toogie 22 Aug 2020

You did a good job A. I like working like that, the deadline gone so no rush-lol- Great having that sheet for the back too. No telling how much the sheets cost but prefect for this quilt top. This is my son's ride.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 23 Aug 2020


toogie by toogie 23 Aug 2020

I want to ask if you stabilized each shirt and if so which kind did you use? I was asked before to make some & so far have declined. It will be something I try, one day.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 25 Aug 2020

Yes toogie I stabilized each one first with a fusible stabilizer. Pellon p44F. The stabilizer stops the material from stretching. Honestly I went on YouTube once I knew that I was volontiert for the quilt. Learned a lot about it.