Friday, February 13, 2009

T Shirt Quilt #1

This is a quilt that is made out of t shirts. This was a special order from a customer that had saved up t shirts for quite a few years. She was in the army and was in Iraq, and Germany. She had t shirts from most of her travels. This is 1 of 2 quilts I am making. This quilt is made of the t shirts from the different schools and events in which she participated and the other quilt (not finished yet) will be of her army life, so stay tuned. Oh she also went to a Tina Turner concert and bought a tshirt. Can you see that shirt?
This quilt measures 90"x 105"

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This is a Great Vest

It is called begger's cloth because of the process used to texturize the denim; take a razor blade or something sharp and poke holes throughout the fabric then wash the fabric.To finish, layer the fabric over another fabric and topstitch, you can either topstitch by sewing straight lines every inch or so or you can (what I did) free-motion quilt the whole thing. I used taffeta for the the layer under the cloth then I lined the vest with taffeta. The weight and hand of the fabric is very pliable like your favorite pair of jeans. This vest is a must for your wardrobe. It is a one of a kindvest that you will want to put on with almost everything you wear. It has two 5 1/2" X 4 3/4" lined pockets on the front and I like the way the pockets blend in with the fabric. And it also has a 5" welted inside pocket. Over all this vest is made from the inside out. And,of course it has the PJBSW seal of approval.

You can go to my Etsy shop to get all the other details. You don't want to miss out on this vest it is a great buy and a great design. See how nice it looks with your favorite white shirt?
As you can see, if you view my other posts that I have used this cloth in other garments, it is a unique look.