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Welcome to Quilting It. 

My name is Leisha, and I have been longarm machine quilting for nearly 13 years.  I also have been designing longarm pantograph designs for 4 years, with Urban Elementz

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Abby’s T-Shirt quilt

Abby’s T-Shirt quilt

Abby from Orange Peel Sews made this quilt for a customer.  Her Etsy store is https://www.etsy.com/shop/orangepeel

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Her customer sent her a variety of different types of clothing...even a wedding vail, and Abby did a beautiful job.  Because of the textures and dimensional blocks, we decided a freehand stipple design would be best for the quilting.  It’s fun to do the quilting design I was taught in the very beginning of my quilting career.  It’s timeless.   

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I used a white Perma Core thread from A&E and it’s a 30 Tex.  I also used my favorite Winline 8020 cotton poly blend batting.   

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I love that Abby cut up some of the big shirts in half and laid them out beside each other, it’s a great way to get those big logos in the smaller 8” or 9” blocks.   

T-shirt quilts should be stablized with an apparel interfacing, so there is no stretch as you’re sewing or quilting.  Here is a link with the details for the interfacing I used on a t-shirt quilt I made: https://www.quiltingit.com/blog/2018/3/26/t-shirt-quilt-a-first-for-me

thanks for stopping by!  Hope you’re enjoying the start of summer.   

- Leisha  

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