Saturday, October 17, 2015

T-Shirt Quilt

This is only the second t-shirt quilt I have made. It might be my last. I had a few struggles with it. I used a special stabilizer; it was a grid on point. In theory it is a good idea, but it is really hard to work with. You need a large table and a lot of space. You lay out the quilt on the back side of the stabilizer but the lines of the grid are hard to see on that side. I think it would have been better to have the lines on the back side because when you sew it together you are using a standard stitch of 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch so if the quilt has been laid out correctly the blocks will line up.

For those of you who have questioned the thickness of quilts, here is an example of a quilt using a thick polyester batting. The batting is an inch thick. It was difficult to quilt because of the thickness. Thick batting is best for hand quilting. The quilt is heavy and polyester batting holds the heat so this quilt will be very warm this winter. It's new home is in Tennessee so it will probably come in handy.

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