Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Kitting Progress




Boy there’s a lot of fabric in a cotton shirt!  I knew this after all I measured one to come up with my “shirt standard” of 1 1/2 yards.  For the last few days I’ve been cutting up shirt fronts.

I’m not sure how many shirts this represents — no, I do know.  The stacks of fabric with the yellow head pins are for a Nifty Thifty quilt.  I’ve cut 20 shirts fronts – 10 light and 10 dark.  From one side of the shirt front, I’ve gotten the fabric for 10 Nifty Thrifty blocks (one is sewn) with 9 pieces of border pieces, 9 spool blocks, 24 strips for Rectangle Wrangler a stack of 2 1/2″ strips, 2″ strips, 1 1/2″ strips, a pile of strings and a few 2″, 2 1/2″ blocks, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ bricks and a pile of 1 1/2″ squares for my postage stamp quilt.

My shirt boxes are still full!  But I’m tired of cutting, so tonight I’m going to put my feet up and read then tomorrow I’ll sew on the 4-Patch blocks.  The Nifty Thrift quilt is being kitted up to have something to work on at my next retreat.  I’m aiming to have 20 blocks ready to stitch.

One Thought on “Kitting Progress

  1. Good thinking to Kit up a bunch. That will save on cutting table time at the retreat. Thanks for the heads up on how much fabric is in a shirt. I used to make them for my DH and it took 2 yards for short sleeves to 2.5 yards for a Long sleeved shirt.

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