Custom Longarm Machine Quilting

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Price Change Notice

Please note that due to the rising costs of cotton, my wholesaler has raised the price of batting.  It is now $7.99 per yard, effective February 3, 2012.

Mike's T-Shirt Quilt

I've been working on a t-shirt quilt for my husband for what seems like years (probably because it has been years!).  I finally got it done this past week.  He's so excited to have a quilt big enough (he always says that the quilts I make us aren't long enough to cover his feet.  I don't know what he's complaining about.  They cover mine just fine!).  It ended up being about 72 x 90.

I gathered up all of his old, random t-shirts to make the quilt.  I used a solid grey minkee on the back, and bound it with a black/grey swirl print.

I quilted the quilt with a tight overall meander.  I outlined certain parts of the designs on some of the t-shirts, and then stitched words or images into some of the blocks.  For example, on his "No I will not fix your computer" t-shirt, I quilted a desktop computer.  And, on his Verizon Wireless t-shirt I quilted "Can you hear me now?"

It turned out way bigger than I expected.  When I laid it out on our bed to take a picture of it, I was surprised by how large it is.
But, it turned out great, and Mike is super excited to use it.

I used Superior Threads monopoly clear on the top, and Superior Threads So Fine! Smoke (a grey colored thread) in the bobbin.