I'm finally hitting the point in my sewing/quilting where I feel I may reach my long time goal of "sewing for a living" sometime before I retire.....:) After having made a t-shirt quilt for a local customer and receiving much attention and praise I have been receiving custom orders for more quilts from customers all over the country. Personally I never thought I would enjoy custom orders. They can be quite unnerving, never knowing how to price for your time/materials, unsure if the customer will happy with the end results and a load of insecurities that hit when cutting up special, memory loaded t-shirts and clothing. I am hitting my stride. Finding a routine. Enjoying my simple dream of sewing for a living.
This particular quilt started with 11 very rough cut t-shirts and a pillow cover. mmmmmmhhhh how am I going to use 12 pre-cut squares and turn them into a nap quilt that will please the customer? It turned out better than I had imagined. The customer is "WOWed". This weekend I will be making a 2nd quilt for her using t-shirts from her childhood. Look for that posting next week.
I've been swamped with custom t-shirt quilts after posting the "Tyler" quilt and having local customers see it in person as well. I've not been able to keep up with blog posts, IG, FB or Pinterest. Hopefully I can catch up........soon.
Here is the latest quilt I was able to squeeze in between orders. It is made primarily with t-shirt scraps from all those custom quilts. I still have a growing pile of t-shirt sleeves, if anyone would like them please contact me. I am giving the bottom half of the shirts to my sister who has taken up crocheting and I've shown her how to make her own t-shirt yarn. I currently have a large box full for her to make yarn.