Sunday, August 23, 2015
I am a scraper
As you can see they are cut up and I left the label on the one so you can see all the choices that are out there.
I do most of my quilting with scraps and the stripes and plaids add to the charm of the scrappy look. Some of the fabric in these shirts is much nicer than the fabric you buy in the quilt shops. Don't overlook them if you thrift shop.
Most of the shirts have about 2-3 yards of usable fabric depending on the size. Rummage sales they are priced lots cheaper than Goodwill or Salvation Army stores. I bought these for $1.00 each. I have bought them for 25 cents.
I know others cringe because I use items like this. I try and make things for my family to use and love. Most of the quilts will be drug around and washed many, many times. If I was trying to make quilts for judging I would use bought fabric that is of quality. Saying that even though these shirts have been washed and worn many of them is better fabric than $8-$20 a yard fabric. The weave is nicer and the colors are yarn dyed instead of printed fabric. Consider it and compare the quality.
Of course if you don't care for the idea of this concept that is your choice. Chris