Slow going but I am making some progress. The fronts have been all over the place trying to balance the colors and the sizes.
This is my first time sewing with tee shirt material.
And Pellon. Ugh!! Don’t think I like it much. But I can’t imagine making this quilt without it. Would be unmanageable. It made a sticky mess of my ironing pad and coated the surface of my iron.
After figuring out what NOT to do, I pretty much got into a rhythm of pinning the t-shirt face to the interfacing, trimming around them, taking them to the ironing board. I was even able to lift and reposition, when needed, IF I caught the goof within seconds.
The easy part, believe it or not, was sewing the fronts together. Like sewing on sponge.
The hard part? Cutting and trimming. If you make one of these, cut the largest area possible. Even if you think you won’t use the whole piece. You can always trim it down later as you fit the fronts together. I ended up with some 18″ length, some 17″. And thankfully mostly 16″ across. So I decided to go with 16″ across and recut as many as I could to match.
Anyone have an idea what to do with these strips? I’ll send them to you.
Sad to say, but my flannel with the helicopters I had planned to use for the sashing and the back turned out to be a disaster!!
It looked cute. I tried to make it work. I cut lengthwise and crosswise. It drooped. Sagged. Looked awful. So… off it went. Not sure what I will do with it. Maybe give it away.
I decided to go with this navy and white circles fabric instead. So far it is cooperating. I like it. My camera likes it!!
Well….. that does it on where I am with my T-Shirt Quilt. These 3 rows sewn together.
Two rows left to arrange, rearrange, change my mind 100 times more. 😀
Oh, BTW, I made the cutest pillowcases the other day. Out of Barbie fabric I bought several years ago. Royal blue, yellow. And hot pink, which is this Summer’s Craze Color.
And also made one in lavender and purple. They all have french seams.
I followed the pattern found here. Easy!!
I like how they make up. Will probably make more.