I had seen a couple of old quilts that I just went goo-goo over. Of course they were Blue and White.
Faded and mostly stripes and plaids. I had been looking for fabric to meet those specs and it's not easy to find. There is a line called Farmhouse Blues that is gorgeous. But I have a couple of quilts in mind and I realize that with the price of fabric and not really finding what I have in mind, I have to come up with another plan. Then I thought shirts. I have been visiting Bonnie Hunter's blog for awhile now and she is always speaking of using shirts, so I thought why not.
I started looking in Thrift Stores when I came across one and had time to look.
Until yesterday I had found only 15 I liked
Then while in Tulsa I thought I would find a new Thrift Store.
I scored, found 10 new shirts for 28 dollars.
That's 2.80 a shirt.
And one shirt can give around a yard (give or take) of usable fabric.
I had seen the video that Bonnie has on her blog on how to take apart a shirt, which she calls De-Boning. So I gave it a try.
This is one I "De-Boned" and it's laying on my cutting table.
(26 x 40) table
So one down and couple of dozens to go. When added up, I should have fabric that cost me around 3 dollars a yard.
This is one of the quilts I want to make using these shirts.
It's old and falling apart but I like the pattern.
I guess I can call this one my NewFO for this month.
Even though I might only get as far as de-boning.
But thats a start