Men’s shirts quilt

This quilt top is a result – besides the flannel baby quilt – of the purging process I am carrying through during this year in the wardrobe/closet where I keep some of my fabric stash.

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I collected a bag full of used quality men’s shirts for some years and lastly I picked this pile with the strong intention to make a quilt.

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There were times when I wanted to simply throw out the bag containing the shirts but in the end I just couldn’t part with it. I was in the ‘use it or lose it’ situation, so I finally decided to use up the shirts after selecting the ones with coordinated colors. All shirts I used are in good condition for I don’t want to have it frayed or torn after some time of using.

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In the last two months I could accomplish the quilt top very easy. I chose a large hexagon pattern – I made the templates myself from cardboard – and the quilt grew and grew very fast, opposite to my small hexie quilt I’ve been working on for more than two years.

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More and more room freed up in the wardrobe/closet. Yay!

I plan to hand quilt it too with fitting colors of PerlΓ© 8.

And you can have a sneak peek in the top left corner of the photo of the teacher’s quilt that is in progress too.

Have a nice day!

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3 thoughts on “Men’s shirts quilt

    • Yes, and it was fun! I made far more hexagon templates as needed and I plan to make a bigger large hexie quilt in my favorite colors in the future. Hand piecing and quilting is my new passion. πŸ™‚

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