Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thrift Shop Quilting

For several weeks I've been collecting plaid shirts for a new quit, called Dad's Plaids.  I got the idea from Paulette who has a blog called "The way I sew it".  I liked the idea due to the low prices on fabric.

After getting the shirts, I have to cut the sleeves off, and the collar and the button placket.  The sleeves go into a special pile to use on my antique quilt, and the collar and button plackets are tossed in to the trash.  The rest goes into the "Dad's Plaids " fabric stash.  Actually the collars go around the dog's necks!

My pile of plaid shirts after cutting them up

"I don't want to be a model"

Hera is wearing the yellow and white collar(shirt)

Is there any food there?

I see the food now!
Chica is really fond of the scrap pile
Watching Mom cut up plaid shirts is very tiring!


  1. Great idea to use the shirts.

    I love the last photo of Power and Hera. Bookends:)

    Hope you are having a nice week.

    Sue & Polly

  2. It looks like Hera and Power are tolerating each other! lol I've seen people make good money making those shirt collars for dogs. You ought to think about it! I've thought about making or getting one for a certain Black Tornado in our house...

    And I can't wait to see the quilt you make!

  3. Cutting those shirts apart is going to keep you very busy.

  4. Oh, you've got a nice pile of shirts there, Hazel! Too funny, seeing the pooches model the collars!


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