T-Shirt Quilt Info, 10-16-21

Here is my t-shirt quilt made in the mid-90’s.

This was my favorite t-shirt.

I put it on my bed last night because it was chilly.

Here’s the other end.

This pattern is still available from:

Sharon Henderson

24 Suffolk Pl.

Lilburn, GA 30047

Cost is $10 plus $3 postage.

Here’s what I like about this pattern – any size t-shirt design/logo can be incorporated into the quilt! And it’s so much easier than trying to make all the blocks the same size to fit neatly into rows. If a t-shirt quilt is on your upcoming quilts to make, you really should consider Sharon’s pattern.

The bridal shower was very nice this morning – the brunch food was delicious and a real treat. I also took the bride a Christmas cactus plant in a vintage pot that I started from our neighbor Emma’s plant years ago.

The Iowa football game was horrid – I took the dogs for a walk at the third quarter. Number 2??? I don’t think so!

24 thoughts on “T-Shirt Quilt Info, 10-16-21

  1. Mary Cooper

    It was a great game!!!
    I’ve only made one T-shirt quilt and I’ve never been tempted to make another but this pattern looks doable.

    Mary in Indiana
    (Purdue grad)

  2. Judy

    I agree with Mary Cooper. It was a great game. I guess you have to be a Purdue grad to enjoy the game today. I was at the Purdue at Iowa game in 1973 with the Purdue All-American Marching Band. We were the halftime show at Rock island High School, spent the night in area homes then on to the game for another halftime show. It was a great weekend. I like your T-shirt quilt. I have not attempted one. Some of my daughters’ best memory T-shirts are on the dingy side. The pitcher’s mound always seemed to be one of the dirtiest places. I have been doing some quilt sewing this month but mostly it has been sewing Christmas gifts and gift bags for the local Christmas Toy distribution. 15 years ago we had some snow this time in October, but we have yet to have a frost this fall. Low tonight may be 40, lowest since May.
    Judy, another Purdue grad BS’74, MS’78

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Rhoda – I think I misunderstood your question. T shirts are framed and backed and placed on top of what would be a solid backing after I put borders on because some overlapped.

  3. Jo in Wyoming

    Cool quilt! It does look cozy.
    Now that I can move so much easier, I went out to get the mail. I walked straight as an arrow.
    I’m up and down the stairs catching up on the laundry.
    I hope the bride enjoys her “new” old books. What a thoughtful gift .

    Mary, you may need to see a dermatologist about your hands. The fact that your finger tips are hard is very concerning to me. We need our hands as much as any sense.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – I did go to a dermatologist and she just said I use my hands too much – duh! Maybe another dermatologist?

      1. Mary Says Sew!

        Mary, have you tried using different soaps, especially the ones you wash your hands in repeatedly?

        I found Dial Basics Hypoallergenic Liquid Hand Soap works well for me. Using it doesn’t eliminate cracked fingers, but it cut down on how many I have. The white one, not the green foaming one.

        It can be hard to find on store shelves, even before supply problems because of covid. You may have to hunt or order online. I buy the gallon refills now from the nearest Staples.

        I also use their bar soap in the shower. I buy that at the local HyVee, in their Pharmacy section.

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Mary Says Sew – I do not know about this soap but now I’ll find it and put it by the kitchen sink for sure. Thank you!

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo – wonderful that you’re getting caught up and walking well!

      1. Kathy

        You’ve done so well in your progress Jo. I am concerned for a friend who is still taking pain medication after a month with her recovery from a knee replacement. It seems like a long time even with PT.

  4. Debbie Miller

    This looks like a very doable quilt, especially after I read the comments that they were sewn on the background. I have a large bag of my daughter-in-laws soccer t-shirts that my son wanted me to make a quilt from but I honestly don’t want to. They are all white backgrounds that are dingy looking to me. I absolutely love your “bedroom”-it looks so cozy!

  5. Kathy in western NY

    Cool fall mornings have finally made an appearance here. Sweatshirt and pants weather today. My colorful impatience and marigolds still look gorgeous in the ground but still no frost yet. Love how cozy your quilt and bed area looks. I look forward every year to my one Christmas cactus blooming at Thanksgiving time as I have had it for over 25 years. I hope the nursing home will welcome some of your plants to accent the residents rooms or maybe they might have a nice windowsill to set out many of them in the dining or recreational room areas. Sure would be enjoyable for others to look at too. It is time to share them with schools and nursing homes so others know the pleasure of plants. Some schools in our area have greenhouses to teach youth so seeing your plants go to useful places should ease your mind and give you peace.

  6. Sherry Whalen

    I really like that T-shirt quilt pattern, and quilt. I had to laugh – ‘#2? I don’t think so.’ My mom said last Monday – ‘they aren’t a #2 team!’ – and she’s a fan!!

  7. Diane in Maryland

    This t-shirt quilt is so much more interesting looking than the standard ones with the sashing!
    Mary, I’m late commenting but what a collection of hand healing products! I was amazed. I use my hands a lot too and wish I had taken better care of them but I still only wear garden gloves and seldom wear rubber gloves to protect my hands when cleaning. So, they are worker hands!
    SO MANY PLANTS to move down and back up basement steps. Obviously your knee operations were very successful!! I suppose there is no room in your barn to have a place for them? I’ve heard you say that you have heat in it. I’ve heard greenhouses are a pain but would just a little insulated building with regular double pane windows, lots of shelves, heat and electric work for you? A “She Shed”!….haha Put those plants in a little red wagon and just pull them in to unload them.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane in MD – all such good advice and I have thought about the south side of the barn – a leanto greenhouse would do it but after all this discussion I think I’ve decided to give the plants away and my problem is solved. I like Little Red better and it’s not so much work.

  8. Mary in Davenport

    It’s really hard to let go of THINGS we like or love but as I’ve gotten older I’m learning and once I let go it’s like wow should of done that sooner I was always able to do it all but approaching 80 on my next birthday I’m admitting to change the rules for myself. Mary I hope is you take that little red truck for a joyride often I bet it doesn’t make your body hurt

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Mary in Davenport – I drove it to church today and it took me 30 minutes to get out of the parking lot – everybody wants to look at it! Ha!

  9. Lynn in Scottsdale

    Mary, what is that red box by your bed pillow? It looks like you would hit your head on it while sleeping.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Lynn in Scottsdale – it’s a cushion to hold my book – it has three different angles. Got it at Walmart. When I read on my Kindle I don’t even have to hold the book which sometimes hurts my hands.

  10. Mrs. Goodneedle

    I love this Tshirt quilt pattern, I’ve made a few and I can relate to what you’re saying about the restrictive element of cutting them all the same size. I’m going to order this pattern. I’m sorry about Iowa’s loss but can’t say much, my husband is a Purdue alumni; the outcome was a big surprise.

  11. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    I love your cozy bedroom nook surrounded by curtains with wonderful framed prints on the wall and, of course, a comfy quilt on the bed-delightful!

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