Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Quip – Savanna’s Memories T-Shirt Quilt – Traditional-Variable Style – Progress Report

Good Day,

As such I would venture to say that there are many experienced quilters out there in Interland that will state that there is only a specific way, albeit their specific way, of creating a T-Shirt Quilt. And when one does a Google search on T-Shirt quilts you may get almost 5-million image results…

Well, I fib, I got 4,990,000 hits. That’s one lot of memories… and I think that’s great.

When presented with the number of t-shirts for Savanna’s Memories, we decided that we did not want to cut any of the logos to fit a fixed size block. Our decision was to create blocks, that is 24 blocks that each sewn would result in a 13 ½” by 13 ½”, (34.3 cms by 34.3cms), squares. The 24 blocks aligned in four columns of six each appears to conform to the Traditional style.

The center column is 18”, 45.7 cms, wide sewn. It is the display panel for the smaller and the extra-large logos. This creates the idea of a Variable style. The borders, on the t-shirt blocks that have borders, are also variable.

All-things-being-equal, the final dimensions of the Savanna’s Memories will be: Width – 84” (213 cms) and Length – 94” (239 cms). This approximates the size of a queen-size quilt.

Next step is the quilting. Stay tuned to see what that decision is.

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Jim and Andy

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