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I made my first T-shirt blanket over 5 years ago when my now husband, then boyfriend asked me if I could sew, as in more than a button? Luckily for both of us I could! I grew up helping my Great-Grandmother make blankets and quilt and learned how to use a sewing machine and piece quilts at a very young age. My husband, an avid T-shirt wearer and collector introduced me to the idea of a blanket made of old shirts he no longer wore but couldn't part with either. After a lot of research and trial and error I made a blanket for him (I really had no choice since he'd already cut up 20 T-shirts!) and loved the process and of course the final result. Since that time I have made so many blankets I lost count, but each one is a totally new creation so it never gets boring!

I am a stay at home Mom to two wonderful babies and have lots of time to sew again, so I have decided to share my…

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  • Born on May 22
  • Joined January 31, 2011

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Tshirts, canvas, fleece, ribbon

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I made my first T-shirt blanket over 5 years ago when my now husband, then boyfriend asked me if I could sew, as in more than a button? Luckily for both of us I could! I grew up helping my Great-Grandmother make blankets and quilt and learned how to use a sewing machine and piece quilts at a very young age. My husband, an avid T-shirt wearer and collector introduced me to the idea of a blanket made of old shirts he no longer wore but couldn't part with either. After a lot of research and trial and error I made a blanket for him (I really had no choice since he'd already cut up 20 T-shirts!) and loved the process and of course the final result. Since that time I have made so many blankets I lost count, but each one is a totally new creation so it never gets boring!

I am a stay at home Mom to two wonderful babies and have lots of time to sew again, so I have decided to share my love of T-shirt blankets! Nothing tells a story quite like a T-shirt blanket. Your shirts tell unique stories of who you are, what you enjoy, and where you've been and can be preserved for years to come in a one-of-a-kind blanket.

Check out a few of my creations at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katydidsblankets

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