Thursday, 18 December 2014

Free fabric

Half a dozen old shirts that I used to wear in the garden plus an hour with a pair of scissors equals approximately six yards of checked fabric added to the stash . . .





Each shirt originally came from a charity shop for £2.99 or thereabouts and has been worn and washed and worn and washed and doesn't owe me a penny.  They've been my 'gardening uniform' for as long as I can remember but I've done over-sized and baggy for long enough.   


6 comments:

  1. Oh, those are lovely pieces!! I've wanted to steal some shirts from my brother to use in quilts, but he wears them to the point of being transparent if you don't watch him. Can't wait to see what you do with these.

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    1. Thank you :} It will just be something terribly simple, probably the piecing I call 'Random' such as 'this one'

      It's probably the only way I'll be able to cope with how wonky plaid fabric ends up!

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  2. Well done. I don't wear such for gardening as I like stretchy t-shirts for the fact that they give when I move. Take care.

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    1. Cheers Susan, I used the huge, over-sized shirts for the same reason as you use T-shirts - comfort!

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  3. No, up-cycling, on the basis that the resultant quilt will be splendid (clearly I am not suffering from being modest today!)

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