This was fun ... I made a Yarn Basket for my mom a couple months ago ... out of T-Shirt Yarn!
Evidently, I forgot to take a picture of the finished product before sending it off, but the basket ended up 6 or 8 inches tall, and something like 15 inches across. I was aiming for the idea I saw on Pinterest (see this pin) ... although I sort of made up my own pattern, rather than following that exact pattern.
I love the ease and the speed of crocheting with T-Shirt Yarn! T-Shirt Yarn crochet also makes great rugs (see pictures here, here and here.)
I was able to make great use of some of the T-Shirt scraps I had leftover from making T-Shirt Yarn ... and I had lots of fun trying Reverse Applique for the first time.
I also decided to use Quilt-As-You-Go techniques (modified a little), so I could work with just a small square at a time when I did the reverse-applique and the quilting.
All the fabric was cut from actual T-Shirts, except the green "sashing" strips, which were cut from a cotton jersey bed sheet.
The footballs and basketballs are my favorites ... I also included tennis balls and baseballs. And some beach balls and bouncy-balls. I sort of modified the football-quilting idea I used for my older son's NFL Quilt.
I might do a quick photo-tutorial sometime on how the reverse-applique-then-quilting went with the T-Shirt fabric. I love the fact that the T-Shirt fabrics won't fray, which helps a lot with this technique.
The picture below shows the back of the quilt -- also T-Shirt fabrics, so the quilt is super-cozy.
The whole quilt is fifty-something inches by sixty-something, so it's a nice throw-size/couch-size/kid-size quilt.
My little guy loves it, and so do I.
One of the fun things about this quilt is that I did most of the sewing on my new-to-me (Vintage, but nearly new!) Kenmore sewing machine that I got a few weeks ago for $10.00. It's an oldie but a goodie ... in really great shape, and barely (if ever) used. I love the durability and consistency of an older machine, and it's great for free-motion quilting!
I'm really pleased with how this quilt turned out.
I love the fact that I can pass these along to people who will make beautiful things from them.
In the same vein, I've done a lot of quilt-making with Jeans and Denim (See "Jeans" or "Denim" in the labels in my blog sidebar.) And since I'm not currently working on any Jeans Quilts, I've listed some pre-cut Jeans squares on eBay as well.
Colored ones, too!
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