Last weekend my DH and I started going through my BIL's household things. We made an inventory and tried to get a plan as to how to handle all that. I have decided to take some of his shirts and make some memory quilts. I think I will be making at least 4.
There were lots of shirts to choose from. I have no idea how many I will need to make 4 medium - large lap quilts.
I've been looking on pinterest for ideas, there are plenty. Not sure how complicated I want the pattern to be as 4 is a lot to make. Plus I'd be using the same group of fabrics and I wouldn't want to get bored :). So that's why I'm thinking I'll do several simple patterns and break things up. That way people would have a choice. I need to keep looking. Any suggestions?
It's a little weird to be taking perfectly good shirts and cutting them up. It's also weird that my BIL is not here any more to wear them. I'm not sure I could do this with shirts that had belonged to my husband or my son......
I watched Bonnie Hunter's method of "de-boning" a shirt on you-tube. I modified her technique slightly. She snips and then rips a lot of the seam and plackets. I just don't like all those strings! After one or two times I just decided to cut everything. Doesn't really take too long at all.
Have any of you made a quilt out of shirts?
Any helpful hints?
I'm kind of in the mood to start before too much time goes by. Maybe this will be my project when we head to the North Carolina mountains next week - yay! I was struggling with what to bring.