Friday, February 10, 2017

Long arm quilting a t shirt quilt

A friend/customer brought a T shirt quilt for me to long arm quilt AND embroider!

It was a quilt she was making for her friend and her friend came too.

She left a big part of sashing on two place and I embroidered all the names in the family, she was a grandmother, and then her late husband’s name (it was his shirts) and their kids and spouses and grandkids, it was quite a lot!

But the embroidery machine did it just fine!

I moved my chair over to hold up the weight of the quilt, but mostly I was standing there holding it too and just watching it…


I long arm quilted a meandering stitch all over it with my new funquilter and I have to say it did it BEAUTIFULLY! Even though I had a hopping foot on my old Voyager, some of these shirts weren’t T-shirts but sweaters! and she also left part of the collar in there, it was a breeze!


There was even a shirt that had some gems and I stitched over that carefully too.

(Their last name is Cherry, hence all the cherry references and cherry fabric)


I met Ann at Pine Tree yesterday and I didn’t know that it was pine tree’s 20yr anniversary, they had a little presentation about how it started and interesting facts. One lady has been the delivery person for donation quilts up until a few years ago and she was doing it for 10yrs, she had noted that 2800 quilts had been donated in those 10yrs!! that’s a LOT of quilts!! wow…


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a neat quilt Bea! I have a t-shirt quilt started.....sort of....for my SIL, I have no idea if he'll ever get it :)

Jen said...

That turned out so nice! I am currently working on a T-shirt/Sweatshirt quilt as well. The meandering stitch works so well with it, I might have to use that too.