Sunday, April 27, 2014

Repurpose Your Favorite T Shirts

Ever want a T shirt quilt or wall hanging? Here's the costs for the following sizes. 

1 shirt throw pillow or pillow case

2 shirts for a set of throw pillows or pillow cases

3 shirt wall hanging - 16"x42"
$3 - stabilizer
$5 - sashing fabric
$5 - thread
$5 - batting
$3 - backing
$5 - dowel rod
$33 to make it

4 shirt wall hanging - 30"x30"
$4 - stabilzer
$5 - sashing fabric
$5 - thread
$10 - batting
$7 - backing
$5 - dowel rod
$49 to make

9 shirts - 48" x 60" single quilt
$ 9 - stabilizer
$15 - sashing fabric
$ 5 - thread
$15 - batting
$21 - backing
$125 to make it
$190 total

16 shirt - 60"x80" full quilt

$16 - stabilizer
$20 - sashing fabric
$ 5 - thread
$30 - batting
$30 - backing
$149 to make it
$250 total

20 shirt - 78"x90" queen quilt

$20 - stabilizer
$30 - sashing fabric
$10 - thread
$45 - batting
$45 - backing
$225 to make it

36 shirt - 100"x100" king quilt
$36 - stabilizer
$50 - sashing fabric
$10 - thread
$60 - batting
$54 - backing
$289 to make it

Any appliquéd or custom designed quilt has 50% added to the cost. Any quilt can have a sleeve attached to top edge for hanging upon request. 

Let me know if you want any of these items! You give me your clean t shirts and 1/2 down and I'll make you a custom t shirt wall hanging, pillow, or quilt!

Nitty gritty details of the above pricing:
Stabilizer - $1 per shirt for 12.5"x12.5" squares
+Sashing fabric - 1.5 yd for every 8 shirts - $10  - 3.5"x18" to surround 12.5" squares plus additional fabric for top and bottom borders
+Thread - $5 up to full size, $10 for queen and larger
+Batting - $5, 15, $30, $45, $60 (size dependent, low or mid loft polyester)
+Backing - 5 yards 45" at $7/yd for 60"x80" size (or 2 yards 108" sized fabric at $10/yd)
+Dowel for wall hangings - $5
Potage or delivery extra, if applicable. Prices are subject to change without notice. Sizes of quilts are approximate and may vary based on final design. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Border Exchange - The Big Reveal

Back in September, the Second Saturday Quilting Club began a swap that consisted of taking a center panel and adding a border to it. There were five of us who were brave enough to participate. Each meeting, we'd get a new panel and had to add a border to it. All the progress was kept a secret so no one knew what their panel looked like. The project was described as challenging, frustrating, skill-building, thought provoking...but...

We were all so excited for this day to come! The day of the big reveals!!

Jacqueline started with a super cute, folk art panel with cats and flowers on it. Her reveal!

Bonnie made colorful snowballs and borders that had words embroidered on them for her center panel. Her reveal!

Liz started out with a lovely, large checkerboard heart panel. Her reveal!

Here's mine! The center panel was a paper piecing pattern of melons and triangles. My reveal!

Our inspirational leader, Janis, brought a fabulous yo yo apple panel. Her reveal!

Here's all of them together! Aren't they all great! All so different yet so beautifully crafted. 

Which one(s) do you like? We all were so happy with the outcomes. This was a really great challenge!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Empire QuiltFest

It was right in my backyard! I attended this show put on by Quilt North Guild in Clifton Park, NY. 

There were 250 entries this year. This show is really becoming a big event!

The local school's gymnasium was filled with wonderful pieces of fiber art. 

I saw appliqué. 

Hawaiian quilting. 

Paper piecing. 


Mixed work. 

I thought this basket was just wonderful. 

Whole cloth quilting. Oh, this one was hand quilted!

Updated Dutch style quilts. 


Diamond work. 

Something you don't see much - hand tied blocks. 


Piecing that doesn't have curves in it but looks like it does after it's assembled. 

Stained glass quilting. 

And there weird so many more that I didn't snap a shot of. 

It was so fun to see other quilters' accomplishments. I had a piece of pecan pie, strolled through the vendor room. Tried out a handi quilter mid arm tabletop machine and a stitch regulated long arm and went home very happy. 

Maybe next year I can make something to enter at QuiltFest! Will you?