It's about 10 years since I charity shopped for shirts for quilting-the last time was for the blue borders on the recycled hexagon quilt. They were about 50p each then. You can see them top left here.......
Even in a recession, some shops were offering 'designer' second hand shirts for fifteen pounds! I set my limit at five pounds but that had to be for a pattern I really wanted and it had to be an extra large shirt! I looked at dresses as well: many of them were gored, making the usable solid pieces rather narrow.
I'm not sure if this will be a sampler quilt with each block different, or something more regular. More collecting to do yet, this is one of next years projects. A potter round some boot sales is in order, if it ever stops raining this summer long enough for one to go ahead!
I'm hoping to have a self styled 'retreat' at home on Friday to do some string piecing. I have the urge.