Want to join my bandwagon??
I jumped on one a week or two ago …What kind of bandwagon you might wonder. One to tackle THIS…
To some of you, it might look like garbage. Not to me!!
This is a couple of years of collecting. I’ve been collecting yellow and blue shirts with the hope of designing and make a yellow and blue quilt made from shirts. I have LOTS of my plate as far as sewing goes right now and that’s okay but…I am so sick of this mess sitting in my upstairs hallway.
Yes, it’s true confession time. These bags have been sitting there for about two years. I add a shirt or two from time to time but I never process the shirts. UGH.
Here’s another confession. There previously was another bag of shirts there but, with the new year, I made a plan to get the shirts tackled. So…that bag is now fabric. YAHOO!!
I’ve made a goal to get one shirt done a day. I know that sounds ridiculously easy, and it is…but that’s how I’m doing it. I know I don’t have time to sit down and do the whole bunch but I know I can do one a day.
I had originally thought these were all yellow and blue but a few others have landed into the pile too. That’s okay. I love working with shirts and happily welcome whatever falls into the pile.
At the rate I’m going, I’ll be at this awhile. I actually think I will get down to one bag and then forge ahead and to them all.
Once I don’t have deadline projects looming I will likely make this my nap time childcare project…maybe that way I can do a few more shirts each day.
Whatever the plan…I have to do at least one a day. If I miss a day, I have to three the next day. It’s a motivation to keep me going.
I do have a tutorial on how I cut up shirts. Find it HERE. Maybe I’ll do a video that shows how I do them with the rotary cutter. I can make quick work of a shirt that way.
UPDATE!! I DID A VIDEO. If you want to watch it on the big screen you can click this LINK.
I really do love quilts made from shirts…Here are a few of mine.
This is likely my favorite shirt quilt that I’ve made so far. Oh, I love playing with shirts!! This is Rectangle Wrangle from the book Scraps and Shirttails II.
This is the most used…Criss Cross Applesauce.
Here is Stars over Shallotte.
I’ve made Bargello in Plaid twice…This is the most recent one…
Here is Cactus Patch…
I simply adore quilts made with shirts…destructing the shirts I don’t love as much. It’s the price to pay. So, I do it.
So, do any of you have a pile of shirts that needs attention?? Want to join me in getting them all taken care of? I would love the company.