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I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new Lucey and will need to quilt a T-shirt quilt for a graduating senior as soon as possible. Does anyone have any useful tips or suggestions that might help this newbie? 

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Congratulations on your new Lucy. You are going to love your machine.  Assuming the t-shirts have a stabilizer on them, remember to go a little slower over them. Also if any screen printing on them, slower there as well.  Lucy can handle it, just being kind. ")

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Hello , 

I need some help concerning other " Materials " given to make a T-shirt Quilt.. I was given a Jacket with plastic / varsity type lettering .. debating on whether to give it back to the Customer or putting it in the quilt even though its not T-shirt softness.. and will the machine even stitch thru that lettering .. its not the 'gummy' type lettering .. its more " plastic' or stiffer than normal .. Has anyone stitched thru materials such as the 15 ' in the picture ? 

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I would give that one back. I prefer working with t-shirts that are 100% cotton and using a woven stabilizer. I have found that the dry fit t-shirts don't work very well either. As stated by InezR, sew slowly over the designs. I like t-shirt quilts that have a little fabric around the blocks, not just blocks of t-shirts to add contrast and interest. A friend of mine used a "water" fabric as the base for her daughters water skiing t-shirts. Adorable!

Here's one of mine:

 

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On 10/4/2018 at 3:34 AM, RABurgan said:

Hello , 

I need some help concerning other " Materials " given to make a T-shirt Quilt.. I was given a Jacket with plastic / varsity type lettering .. debating on whether to give it back to the Customer or putting it in the quilt even though its not T-shirt softness.. and will the machine even stitch thru that lettering .. its not the 'gummy' type lettering .. its more " plastic' or stiffer than normal .. Has anyone stitched thru materials such as the 15 ' in the picture ? 

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You can quilt through this but go slow. Or, you could just quilt around the numbers. Whatever you feel most comfortable with. Remember that these machines are industrial strength. 


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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Thank you .. I quilted around it .. I know they are industrial strength.. but. not sure it would have looked at smooth as I would have wanted it to look.. it turned out like I wanted and I used the hard plastic lettered shirt as a tote to. carry it in . 

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