Saturday, May 7, 2011

MAKE A QUILT USING UNIFORMS & T-SHIRTS

My family has always been involved in sports-all kinds of sports-baseball, softball, football, basketball, volleyball.
Through the years, I have kept newspaper clippings, rewards, photos, videos and uniforms and I am glad I did. They are wonderful to look back on.
The clippings, rewards, and photos have made it into scrapbooks. I am trying to get the videos organized and the uniforms have finally been put into quilts. 
I had intended to have the quilt for grandson, Travis, done for his graduation but that didn't happen with so much going on even though  many of the blocks had been prepared over many months so he could take it to college with him. He did get it for Christmas, however. I think I have gotten all out of the box of uniforms that can be used and can finally pitch the rest of what is left.

Travis' quilt-12 Years of Uniforms-Basketball, Football, Baseball

Dan's wallhanging-Football, Baseball
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In case you have uniforms or event t-shirts you would like to use and don't have a clue in getting started, I hope the following will help. It is simple to do, just takes some preparation as with all quiltmaking. It doesn't have to be a huge endeavor, maybe just a pillow using basic tools.
Iron fusible interfacing onto the back of motifs to give them stability to keep them from stretching. 

PART 1-HOW TO MAKE A QUILT USING UNIFORMS & T SHIRTS

PART 2

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You can also see these and other how to craft videos at: FaveCrafts.com. 
FaveCrafts also offers free patterns and ideas from many designers for crochet, knitting, quilting, sewing, beadwork, scrapbooking, needlework, and on and on and on.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLnjs9WtcqI
                                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAvsM2smEHY
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So get out those uniforms you have stuck in the back of the closet and see what you can create,
Happy Quilting
Carolyn Wainscott, the quilting granny