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)
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…..
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.