Thursday, 3 March 2011

Shirt tails


Do you remember me telling that we went hunting in the charity shops for shirts to use in patchwork . Here they are all washed .
They have now been cut to just pieces of fabric . The collars , cuffs and seams have gone to the re,cycling . The buttons into the white button jar . A lovely stash . I need more orange and browns .I love doing quilts with shirt fabric .





Today we have been to another of our haunts for curtain lining remnants . Deep in the country where only those with a nose for sniffing bargains go . This is my stash of curtain lining . It,s 100% cotton . I wash it on 90 deg, hot wash then it doesn,t shrink anymore . It works well to use as cream in patchwork and after the hot wash is lovely and soft . of course we went for lunch after , it,s gruelling work with you head in bins of fabric .



5 comments:

silversewer said...

Next time to go for the curtain lining get me some, pretty please!!!

Scrappy quilter said...

When I first seen the quilts you made with old 100% cotton shirts, I went out and hunted some down. I made three quilts with them and absolutely loved them. They are so soft. You have a great find there. Can't wait to see the quilts you make with them. With the price of cotton going up, I'm sure more quilters will be on the hunt for them. Hugs

Aunty Bee said...

Old flannel shirts make beautiful quilts too. Wonderful stuff curtain lining is very nice used for stitcheries as well.

Jane said...

What a lovely collection of shades you found - the blue ones will make a really attractive quilt I think :O)

Judy Hartman said...

I love the shirts you found, Kathleen, especially the pink check! They should make a lovely quilt! Soft, too!