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Rug from Memory Quilt T-Shirt Scraps

I’m finally creating a project that’s been on my mind for years – making a crocheted rug from the leftover T-shirts from my kids’ memory quilts.  I collected their favorite outgrown shirts for years and for each kid made a T-shirt memory quilt of the images printed on the front. This still leaves a lot of leftover fabric from the shirt – the back, the bottom and often the long sleeves.  I made “T-yarn” from the bigger scrap pieces (there are lots of tutorials on how to do this – just Google it.)  From this yarn, I’ve learned to crochet in-the-round and am making a large, colorful crocheted area rug (took a great class at ImagiKnit here in San Francisco.) I’m still going at it, but it’s getting pretty big!

From these…

Julian’s T-shirt Memory Quilt 2019

Adrienne’s T-Shirt Memory quilt Circa 2012

…comes this…


…to make this!

I’ve been sticking to my 2018 New Year’s resolution to use repurposed materials, or to only use what I have in my stash and on hand.  This project, thankfully, has helped me use up several bags of stored items.  Also, it prompted me to go through my own wardrobe and repurpose shirts that no longer fit, are stained or that I simply have not been wearing.  I have a lot of balls of T-yarn to use – this could get pretty darn big.

 

 

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