Saturday, September 25, 2010
Like many of you, I've been shopping thrift stores for bargain shirts for the last couple of years. I love to cut them up and mix them with new fabrics from the quilt shops. I think the clothing fabric adds a sense of history and nostalgia to our quilts.
Deb Rowden said on her blog recently that you get about a yard of fabric from a man's 4XL shirt. And look what else you get! You can take these seams...
And make these balls.
You can arrange flowers in the buttons.
You can see where some of the old quilting designs may have come from. The collars could make Dresden plates.
The cuffs might become rail fences.
And here's my thrift store stash. You can see it's pretty full. Better get sewing!