Wednesday, February 28, 2018

So About Those T-Shirt Necklines

The last time I updated you on the T-Shirt quilt progress  I was wanting to incorporate some of the shirt necklines into the quilt.  I decided to try several different methods.  I didn't need to.  I just wanted to.  Actually, it was because I didn't really know what I was doing.

On the first shirt I pinned the neckline to another piece of T-shirt fabric and hand stitched it down along the curves then trimmed it.  I used a lighter color for the inset so it would show up.  I mean, if you couldn't really see it why bother, right?  I thought this looked pretty good. 

I liked it so much I did the same thing on a second shirt.  

On the next T-shirt I thought that if I used the same method I would lose too much of the neckline in the seam so I decided to appliqué it down.  Hmmm, I like the way this one turned out, too.

Now, I was having fun.  Time to get really creative.  I decided to keep even more of the neckline on this one, and use a different color for the background.  I knew I had saved some of the sleeves for a reason! 

This time I machine stitched it down.  I wanted to use grey thread on the shoulders and navy thread around the neck, but I could not find the navy.  I had every shade of blue except for navy.  So I thought, why not a really dark forest green? It would be plenty dark and might even look a little more interesting. Well, it didn't look as interesting as I thought it would, but oh, well, it was an idea.  (Of course, as soon as I was finished I remembered that the navy thread was by "my chair" in the living room where I had appliqued the other shirt.)  

I'm pretty happy that I was able to use some of the necklines, and I'm happy with how they look.  Really, they're pretty cool.  

Hmmm, I haven't thrown away any of the sleeves yet.  I wonder.....

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  1. Well, you sure are making this a fun project.

  2. I think you're really onto something here! I predict keeping the collars will be the new trend in t-shirt quilts :)

  3. Very inventive! I like the curves and that they will reference the garmentorigins of the quilt.