Do you have a bunch of t-shirts that are old, worn out, or you don’t fit them anymore? Do they hold a special meaning for you, or you just love them so much you don’t want to throw them out? Why not make them into a t-shirt quilt? Don’t know how to do that? I can do it for you! Send me your shirts, and I’ll turn them into a keepsake you’ll cherish.
T-Shirt Quilt Process
- Pre-wash all t-shirts. Please do not use fabric softener, as this keeps the interfacing I use from sticking to the t-shirts during the sewing process
- Neatly fold t-shirts in a box and ship them to me!
- Isn’t that easy?
- I will create your quilt using either a 12 inch or 14-1/2 inch finished block, depending on the t-shirt size. All blocks will be the same size.
- Depending on the amount of shirts you send, blocks will either be pieced using sashing between them, or will just be pieced together to achieve desired size.
- All blocks will be backed with an interfacing material to help minimize stretching during the process.
- Typical size is at least a Twin, 72 x 90.
- A larger outer border may be added upon request.
- The outer border will automatically be added to quilts that have the sashing between the blocks.
- I will quilt your t-shirts with a coordinating design in a coordinating thread color.
- Thread color is typically a neutral, to avoid attention being drawn away from the logos on the t-shirts.
- Quilting style is typically a freehand edge-to-edge design that will highlight the designs on the t-shirts.
- After quilting, I will bind the quilt and then ship it back to you to enjoy!
- Quilts start at $15/block (pricing updated January 1, 2021)
- Includes all labor and materials, quilting, and batting
- Does NOT include any shipping charges
- Minky backing will be an additional $30 upcharge, due to higher cost of materials.
i.e.: A t-shirt quilt with 24 blocks and standard cotton quilting fabric backing would be $360 + shipping. The same quilt with minky backing would be $390 + shipping.
# quilt blocks x $15 = cost + shipping (+ minky upcharge if requested)
Don’t have enough t-shirts, but still want a quilt done? Contact me for options of mixing fabrics with t-shirts, like the one pictured above. The above example used 5 t-shirts and then used fabrics to add in block designs to make a square quilt.