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My Cannibal Quilt by Deskleaves My Cannibal Quilt by Deskleaves
THis is my quilt on a queen size bed. I made it by cannibalizing 4 shirts, 2 children's bedsheets, and 2 pairs of pants.

I cut the clothes/sheets using a spiral pattern to make the longest strips of cloth from them possible. I then tied the strips end-to end and rolled the cloth into a HUGE ball. Then I crocheted it (Double stitch) using my fingers. This quilt only took a week to make, probably only a total of 4 hours. It's VERY heavy, and in winter keeps me very warm even if I have no electricity with only a sheet beneath it to keep air from escaping through the holes. In summer, I can sleep with it alone, and it keeps me sufficiently cool by allowing heat to escape through the holes, while still giving me the comfort of its heavy weight.

It's a great way to recycle old/unusable clothes and sheets, as NO part of the sheet is thrown away, and only hems, pockets and zippers are thrown out from the clothing.
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KittyKillsAll Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's huge!
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Deskleaves Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, not really. xD It barely goes to the edges of the bed, but I can cover up with it completely.
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Duzloo Oct 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Wow, it's HUGE! And so beautiful, lovely work! Great idea too, still love it :D
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Deskleaves Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I still don't feel like it's quite big enough~

It doesn't go to the edges of the bed, but it stays put and I can fit under it.
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Duzloo Oct 10, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Great thing with crocheting is you can always add more since there's no real finish.
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Deskleaves Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww yiss.
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Duzloo Oct 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:w00t:
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bloodyjelly15 Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is lovely i love DIY stuff ^^^
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Deskleaves Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou~

I should try to bring this to an organization or something so they can learn to make these fast, cheap quilts for homeless people using clothes that are too damaged to give to them.
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bloodyjelly15 Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you must do that !
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