T-Shirt Quilts…

T-Shirt Quilts…

Have you ever wanted to make a T-shirt quilt?  Do you have boxes of t-shirts that mean something to you, yet you don’t wear them anymore?

I think the best way to put them to use (and clean out that closet) is to make a t-shirt quilt.  We just recently did a custom quilt for a woman to give to her daughter to take away to college.  She used all of her team sports t- shirts through out her school years.  She chose a really cute fabric for the back of the quilt…..Which I think was the best idea ever.  Now, not only does she have her t-shirts somewhere permanent, she has a quilt that is reversible.  So, if she doesn’t want to have her t-shirts on the top of her bed, she has a side that matches her style and looks super fabulous!  Bonus!  (she chose the Riley Blake, multi flower for the back and the blue dot for sashing)

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Check out that cute fabric for the back….how sweet is that!??!

I love that it really is a memory quilt and a great gift for a graduate.  What a great thing to send them with to college.

Ok, so you’ve seen the more ‘feminine’ quilt……Now check out this more ‘masculine’ one…..

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Look at how awesome all those concert T’s look! Sweet!

The story behind this quilt is:

This Guy (who will remain nameless) brought in a laundry basket full of his old T-shirts.  He said he wanted a quilt made out of these T-shirts, that this represented his childhood.  He wanted to preserve his memories.   (his words, not mine!)

How cool is that!?

So, if you are ‘on the fence’ about trying a T-shirt quilt….don’t be a chicken.  You can do it, and you will probably enjoy it.  Sure, it isn’t traditional ‘quilting’, look at it as preserving someones memories.  I think putting your t-shirts into a quilt is way better than having a box, or trash bag full in the closet.

Question:  Have you made a t-shirt quilt?  Are you opposed to them, or do you love them!?  I’d love to know!

*all custom piecing and quilting  on both of these amazing t-shirt quilts was done by Natalie.  Thank you Natalie.  You rock.

T-Shirt Quilts….

T-Shirt Quilts….

Natalie has been BUSY doing several custom T-shirt quilts!  She is having a great time putting them together…..and we all think it is so interesting to see the different quilts take on different personalities.  (depending on the type of T-shirts)

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We will be doing a tutorial on this type of quilt coming up…..

They make great gifts.  I think it is especially cool to have your old t shirts put into something that is useful, rather than sitting in a box in the closet.  🙂

Have a great day.