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Here’;s a note from Mary Lou Micheaels, WeAllSew.com reader:

After watching Jo’;s Quick Holiday Gifts Webinar, I knew I had the perfect way to make my son’;s t-shirt quilt. Combining ideas from the t-shirt scarf and the patchwork fleece blanketaccent pillow case baby burlap rug, I was able to finally use the t-shirts I have been saving into a great memory quilt for my son. I cut 14″; squares, combining any shirts that were not big enough. I used a 3-thread flatlock serger stitch to put the squares together. My original plan was to make it back-to-back with just t-shirts (since it doesn’;t normally get that cold here in Arizona), but my son is 6’;4″; and after putting the two halves together, I decided it would be better to use all of the shirts on the front. I backed it with sweatshirt fleece (no batting needed); it is just perfect that way, and the fleece is a good match for the t-shirts. I tacked the front to the back at each corner with the “;button sew-on”; stitch, going over it a second time to make it very secure. Once it was backed and trimmed I used a 3-thread overlock stitch with variegated thread around the outside edges. I can’;t wait for him to open it on Christmas morning!

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During the holidays, it’s all about going home and making memories with the people?you love. Or in some cases, it’s about the people your love?visiting your home! If you’re hosting family or friends this holiday season, we suggest?making your guest bedroom feel like a festive retreat. After all, they’ve been traveling and are away from their own nest, so they deserve their own space that?feels extra cozy and special.