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Offline crackedjerk

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Check out my Wacky quilt
« on: September 06, 2021, 12:19:59 PM »
So about ten years ago I first heard of the idea of taking old t-shirts and making a quilt out of them.  Apparently, this sort of thing is popular with folks who have, say, dozens of t-shirts from running races and that sort of thing.  I loved the idea of making a Wacky quilt out of my t-shirts, boxers, pajamas etc.  At the time I was dating a woman who was highly skilled at making quilts and I started to gather all my material together to start working with her on it.  Unfortunately, that relationship ended soon thereafter and I sort of gave up on the idea of a Wacky quilt.  Recently, however, someone on Nextdoor.com asked if there was a quiltmaker in the area.  A woman reported that she had quilt her corporate job and turned to quiltmaking full time.  Even better, she lived in my neighborhood.  I contacted her and we talked through my idea of making a Wacky quilt out of all sorts of Wacky clothing material I had.  After a fair amount of planning and work, I picked up my quilt yesterday.  I may never be able to paint a Wacky or even write one, but at least I can say I had some hand in the creation of this bit of "original art".  Hope you like it and please steal this idea.  I'd love to see more stuff like this in the Wacky-verse.


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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 01:05:36 PM »
So about ten years ago I first heard of the idea of taking old t-shirts and making a quilt out of them.  Apparently, this sort of thing is popular with folks who have, say, dozens of t-shirts from running races and that sort of thing.  I loved the idea of making a Wacky quilt out of my t-shirts, boxers, pajamas etc.  At the time I was dating a woman who was highly skilled at making quilts and I started to gather all my material together to start working with her on it.  Unfortunately, that relationship ended soon thereafter and I sort of gave up on the idea of a Wacky quilt.  Recently, however, someone on Nextdoor.com asked if there was a quiltmaker in the area.  A woman reported that she had quilt her corporate job and turned to quiltmaking full time.  Even better, she lived in my neighborhood.  I contacted her and we talked through my idea of making a Wacky quilt out of all sorts of Wacky clothing material I had.  After a fair amount of planning and work, I picked up my quilt yesterday.  I may never be able to paint a Wacky or even write one, but at least I can say I had some hand in the creation of this bit of "original art".  Hope you like it and please steal this idea.  I'd love to see more stuff like this in the Wacky-verse.


Very nice. My son used to always wear novelty tees when he was in his teens. He passed of leukemia when he was 21. We had several quilts made from his over 40 shirts that we will always treasure as a remembrance. My daughter also has one of them.
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Offline crackedjerk

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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 01:12:44 PM »
Very nice. My son used to always wear novelty tees when he was in his teens. He passed of leukemia when he was 21. We had several quilts made from his over 40 shirts that we will always treasure as a remembrance. My daughter also has one of them.

Thanks, Scot!  I'm so sorry to hear about your son; I didn't know that.  A quilt is certainly a nice way to remember someone.  I'm glad you have those.

Offline JailOJohn

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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 01:39:04 PM »
That quilt rocks!!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2021, 04:12:28 PM »
The 1st series Cloth set used to be my favorite all-time, but I might just have a new favorite!!!

Offline DrDeal

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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 03:30:02 AM »
Thanks for sharing. That quilt is quite the work of wacky art!!

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Offline mikecho

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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2021, 09:00:53 AM »
That quilt ts really nice. I like it!

Offline bigtomi

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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2021, 01:40:21 PM »
Very cool quilt (is that an oxymoron?)   :great:

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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2021, 01:46:31 PM »
Very cool quilt (is that an oxymoron?)   :great:

It's a quilt for cool people  ;)

Offline g.u.e.s.t.

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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2021, 12:42:28 PM »
That's really cool! What size is it?

Offline ebrookek

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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2021, 04:48:35 PM »
LOVE this idea! Super cool! Now you can stay warm in a wacky way!

Offline crackedjerk

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Re: Check out my Wacky quilt
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2021, 07:38:42 AM »
Thanks, all, for the compliments!  To answer a question, it is 6' by 5'.  Wish I had wall space to display it, but it will remain folded over the back of the couch in my basement/collectibles museum. 

Oh, and stay tuned.  I will have another unique work of Wacky art in the not-too-distant future that I hope others will copy for their own pleasure :)