July 27, 2014

Oh, nothing, just de-boning some shirts.

To say my task of preparing these 22 shirts, so I can cut them with my rotary cutter is daunting, would be an understatement.  I actually walked by the shirts for half a day before tackling this part of my project.    My friend Nancy McFall suggested Bonnie Hunter's film tutorial on de-boning a shirt.  That tip has been invaluable.  Bookmark or pin it, because you may need it.  I mentioned Nancy in a previous post.  We have a lot in common; booksellers, married to retired police officers and quilters.

So, far I have 11 shirts de-constructed; 11 more to go.  One additional step I'm taking is snipping off all the buttons.  Why?  I'm 70, my parents went thru the Great Depression, and taught me many lessons about thrift.  This one stuck, never throw away buttons, you never know when you'll need one.  Each shirt has at least 11 buttons, most have more.  High count is 15, on the long sleeve shirts.  Don't worry, I'll use them for one thing or another.
May your bobbins always be full,

1 comment

  1. I have used my husbands old shirts to make aprons for my self and friends. De boning is way more work. Your one patient woman.


Thank you for commenting! I enjoy replying to all comments that have an email address attached. If you are not on Blogger please include an email address within your comment--then I can say hi back!

Happy Quilting!