Today MaurTua visited my quiltgroup giving a presentation of their shop and how they recycle used shirts. They had brought a lot of wonderful quilts to show us. So from now on I will save all shirts and cut them to pieces. These two ladies showed us how to make use of everything on the shirt, from the arms, back and front to the cuffs and even the labels inside the shirt to the collars.
Enjoy the photos from the presentation:
After the presentation we started to sew small hearts from recycled wool fabric from mens dresses.
Then the workshop started. We had all cut a lot of squares from shirts and now we was going to swap squares with eachother.
18 ladies had joined the workshop and we had so much fun during the day. And here is some photos of what they started to sew. Remember all this is made from recycled shirts. It is amazing how many different prints these fabrics has. I wonder if any man ever have worn a shirt with flies, pink flowers or skulls on, but they do exist in these piles of recycled shirts.
Thank you Marit and Tordis for visiting our quiltguild. We all had a great day together with you. And I know men has to watch out for us now, we want their shirts!!!!!
After a long day filled with vitamin Q, I enjoy something red in my glass while doing the last stitches on this toiletpurse.
And looking through the bundles of fabric I bought . The one to the right have a lot of purple fabrics that I want to include in a new project. The one to the left is a challenge to myself. I am not used to sew with blue fabrics, but when I see a quilt in blue it intriques me.
Saying for today: