Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Okay wonderful sewing people, I have a HUGE dilemma!! I was asked to help make a t-shirt quilt for the priest at my church, who is moving on to a new church after being with us for 12 years. He married me and my husband, baptized both my crazythings, so I was very happy to offer up my services.
Okay, I did not have anything to do with collecting the t-shirts. The Problem, which I need help with is this: Not all the t-shirts fit my thought process or the other ladies who were helping me out designing the top of the quilt. What do I do with the t-shirts that don't go? There are several that are just random t-shirts. There are a couple that just don't quite fit our theme. We went with all the t-shirts that had a connection to our town. Like school shirts, local businesses and local sporting teams.
How can I not hurt anyone's feelings by not having their shirt in the quilt? By the way, I don't know who donated or who did not, but I don't want a lot of hurt feelings. Any help would be appreciated. I don't know if I just put them on in a strip on the back or what? It's just some of these shirts are so random...HELP! Someone suggested one shirt be made into a pillow, but I really don't have time to make all of them into pillows, nor do I think he wants ten pillows! I think the biggest problem shirt is one kind soul went and made a shirt with pictures of her kids and wrote a message on the shirt. That would be a great quilt if everyone did that, but she was the only one. So it would really stand out and I think will cause a lot of hard feelings because other people didn't think/know that was an option. I have to make a decision by the end of the week, because it's due June 14th. Ya, nothing like a deadline.