Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fussy Plaid

Plaid shirt fabric is difficult to cut.  Well... it's difficult to cut squares that are aligned with the plaid.  I considered starching the fabric first, but that still requires squaring it before ironing with starch.  So I'm just slowly, carefully cutting squares.

I had hoped to have this quilt done by the time I dropped off the other two charity quilts.  Ha!  No chance of that.  I barely started cutting squares by Thursday.  Besides, I must switch gears next week to sew my dress, so this project keeps getting pushed out.  I plan to make disappearing nine patch blocks.  I'm excited to see what it will look like.

The five shirts are yielding more 7" squares than I had anticipated.  I will easily get a throw-sized quilt from this; maybe a twin?  That could be fun!  I'm also generating a ton of smaller scraps; more than I want to throw away.  I wonder what kind of crazy quilt design I could do with them.


  1. Love the colours and patterns in the plaid fabric squares, Sally. Plaid does require a 'little' time to cut, doesn't it. It will look fabulous when finished. Have a lovely week stitching away.

  2. Hi Sally,
    I can see why it would be hard to cut these fabrics, but they sure are nice and worth it! I love those two blue plaids and the black/red one. Well heck, all of them! I look forward to seeing how they come together, sooner rather than later. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. I will be watching to see how it turns out...I have a lot of shirt fabric ready to do something with....from years ago!

  4. I'll be interested to see how this comes together. I wouldn't even bother trying to match them. I'd make them wonky so I wouldn't have to do that! lol


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