Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - A Finished T-Shirt Quilt!

Introducing - for the first time ever - my VERY OWN t-shirt quilt! Yes, that's right, I finally made my own!

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Okay, partly as a demo for our church auction back in May, and finished in time for our modern quilt guild's t-shirt quilt demo tomorrow, but...whatever. It's finished, and it's MINE!

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Plus, seriously, we're moving soon and I'm not going to move shirts that haven't been worn in fifteen years. Stacks of quilts, yes, but not any more boxes of clothes. {Not counting the kids' stuff, of course. I'll save those baby clothes for a quilt forever.}

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I separated things by "genre" - all my sorority shirts together, the other extracurricular activities, etc. Which was fun when I realized I was displaying a top featuring toga parties at a church auction.

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Not to mention the mottos of my newspaper and service fraternity....

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I had a Fancy Dress section to the right, and some of my favorite events right in the middle - the Mock Con, the 250th Ball, the Presidential Gala...man, college was fun.

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For the backing, I decided to splurge and get the one fabric that I loved in recent releases. Normally, eh, fabric is fabric and there's always something out there that I can like, but I fell hard for this print from Cotton + Steel. And when I could snag a whole bunch on clearance, even better!

The binding is from the Downtown Abbey collection, and the quilting is simple boxy meander, which remains my favorite on t-shirt quilts.

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And the name? Every time I ask a client for a quilt name, I suggest "a song title, a favorite quote, etc." And yet, not a single one has picked the best t-shirt quilt/song title name! So I did. Thanks, Fall Out Boy.

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