By: Revanche

Where many become one

March 24, 2009

I loved MoneyDummy‘s crochet project where she magicked old sheets into bathroom rugs. Make that projects, plural. It’s not just because it’s so creative, but also because it transforms something formerly grubby or less than desirable in its original form and gives it new life.

I was about to try to be that ambitious, but realized I probably should wait until I have new sheets to replace the old ones before I had three new bathrugs and zero sheets. Pff, practicality!

Instead, as part of the great closet clean-out that’s dragged on for weeks, months (!) I was giving up old tops that just had a bit of sentimental value or I just couldn’t Goodwill or discard entirely. And the great thing about fussing and cleaning on the telephone with your BFF, other than the moral support and feeling like it was good ole high school days again, is that she often comes up with great ideas. Can’t toss old shirts? Take ’em to her ma!

Why?

Because her ma is a flippin’ crafty genius, and turned it into this handsome devil of a quilt:

That corner’s folded down to show you the lovely no-pill fleece backing. The blue-purple squares that are kind of shiny is a suede (washable!) sort of material, and that almost Hawaiian purple print used to be my scrubs from my animal hospital days. Unfortunately, the flash doesn’t do justice to the redder floral bits.

Isn’t that cool? Someday, I will learn to do this for myself. Someday!

6 Responses to “Where many become one”

  1. Money Funk says:

    i always wanted to do this will all my old gothic tshirts but never managed to do so. It is a flippin’ crafty genius idea. 🙂

  2. I love this.

    I have a list of crafty things I want to try. One thing I’ve always wanted to do was get old cashmere sweaters, felt them, and make a blanket out of them. I still hoep to do it someday.

  3. MoneyDummy says:

    That quilt is so cute! Stuff like that is “on my list to learn someday” list.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yup, that’s what we (meaning my sister at this point) do with our old t-shirts. Eventually I’ll have enough shirts to do one. With my sister’s help. Or at least her sewing machine.
    Karen

  5. Sense says:

    i really, really wish I were creative and had the motivation to do that sort of thing! i’d love a house FULL of sentimental, useful objects…

  6. Miss M says:

    That is super cool, not a word you usually attach to quilting. I need to be more creative with repurposing items, too often I just give stuff away or throw it out cause I can’t figure out what to do with them.

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