And a closeup for all of you who want to know how it was done! And for those who love Elvis!
How was is done?
I cut out the portion of the T-Shirt that I wanted for the square with another piece of the T-shirt exactly the same size. This second piece could be any piece, since it was the inside layer piece and does not show except to add to the fringe. Many times I was able to cut the exact piece as the t-shirt lay on the table flat and I cut thru the two layers of the shirt, front and back. The printed section of the shirt was then fused on the back with a very lightweight interfacing to add stability. I thought that this was needed since t-shirt fabric is so stretchy. Then a third piece -- backing fabric, in this case, a gray flannel with pink polka dots--was cut to the exact dimensions of the other two pieces. These three layers were then quilted together on the machine into a block. All shirts were done this way, until I had enough blocks to sew together in rows. Rows were sewn with the backing fabrics together, this insures that the eventual fringe will be on the t-shirt side of the quilt. After the top is all together, you will need to clip all the ragged seams with a rag quilt snip at about 1/8 to 1/4 inch intervals. Be careful not to cut the seam stitching.
I love this because nothing has to be exact. Cut t-shirts tend to curl at the edges, but don't worry about it. A friend of mine who made quilts all her life, used to say, "Don't worry, it will all come out in the wash!"
Anyway, this one will all come out just fine, after it is clipped and washed.
Anyone ever made a rag quilt before?