First Step to Recycling Clothing
July 28, 2009 § 15 Comments
Okay, last night I snuck out into the heat once the temperatures started dropping. And thanks for the awesome heat-busting ideas! Some of you are old pros at dealing with the heat. We are going to try the melting pans of ice in front of fans today. Woohoo!
It’s just about time to start our Reclaimed/Recycled Clothing Quilt-Along. Are you ready? What are you going to cut up and recycle?
Some of you were asking about how I went about cutting up the shirts. I used my trusty Gingher scissors, which are nice and sharp, and cut along the edges of the seams. Then I separated all the shirt parts into piles: collars, cuffs, yokes, sleeves, backs, fronts, and fronts with pockets.
Here’s my loosey-goosey plan. I want to play around with the Kaffe Fassett Shirt-Stripe Boxes quilt idea from his Passionate Patchwork book. Di, over at The Cut Cloth recently made this quilt. It’s beautiful! And then, from there, who knows what will happen. It all depends on how many triangles I can cut out of the shirt pieces. There might be some rectangles and squares and what not as well.
I posted another mosaic of ideas over on Flickr for your inspirational pleasure. Let’s start cutting!