Saturday, March 24, 2012

Old fabric...New fabric....

My blog friend, Debbie, over at Angel Scraps Quilting
showed me how she cut up men's shirts to make fabric for quilting.
So I told my husband and my daddy NOT to throw away any of their shirts...and daddy handed me one of his yesterday!!

And here it is all cut up and ready to re-purpose...

I am thinking of using it in a purse..??? but not sure...
I may just save it up until I get more shirts...
"thanks Debbie J" !!

Another blog friend that has kept challenging me with her embroidered quilts from 
Crabapple Hill patterns is 
with her March 11, 2012 post
and others too, as she has worked on and complete several of these patterns now!!

Here is the pattern for
"Over the River and Through the Woods".

I have been waiting to use this lovely fabric from
Marcus Brothers
called Aged Muslin
in cream.

It is difficult to show how wonderful this fabric is in a picture...
but it has wrinkles in the fabric and faded areas in it with dark and light spots
so it actually looks old/aged!!

sells it and I can not wait to begin working on it!!
She has been using it on another Crabapple Hill pattern and is using JP Coats blue # 7051.
I am also thinking of using it as our house is decorated with blue
(you Blue Willow influence since childhood).

Well let me get started...
Have a blessed weekend.



  1. You have been busy! I am cutting up shirts today too. I've got to get busy with the graduation quilt, so it'll be ready in time.

  2. Well, you know me! I am the 'repurpose', 'use it again' queen. I can't wait to see what you make with that delightful shirt!

  3. You are going to love that Crabapple Hill pattern and I can't wait to see your progress. I am also collecting shirts from DWH and have them set aside. Have fun and Judy C sends her warmest NC wishes


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