Call me thrifty. After reading Todera’s blog post about upcycling men’s shirts, I decided to try a project. It was customer appreciation day at the Hospice thrift store, and I scored 4 shirts for 80 cents apiece. Yes, you read it right. Shirts are normally $1, but on Wednesday everything is 20% off. The dark blue and striped shirts were linen and the peach one was a white poplin which I dyed. The light blue one was an oxford cloth (which I would not use again…too flimsy). You may not have a bargain basement thrift store near you, but the Goodwill stores in my area arrange men’s dress shirts by color, just like a fabric store!
I used a stack and whack wonky log cabin block pattern to make the blocks. When the blocks were finished, they measured 13.5 inches and the center space of each block seemed so empty. I used some fused scraps and put owls in the blocks, and pieced the border.
How’s that for a $3.20 quilt top? Plus I have lots of leftovers for another project or two.