Probably the hardest part of ordering a t-shirt quilt is selecting the shirts you would like to include in your custom quilt.
- Please make sure all of the shirts are clean, and free of smoke, moth balls smells, and pet hair.
- Choose shirts that have sentimental value for the recipient. The more that tshirt was worn, the more you NEED to include that tee.
- Don't overlook your sweatshirts, jerseys, totebags, towels, pillowcases and baby blankets. These can all be incorporated.
- Look at both sides of the shirt - some shirts have great graphics on both
sides; consider using both sides (2 quilt squares). If you only want to use
one side, please specify front or back, or we will use our best judgment for a
beautiful layout. A minimal charge PER BLOCK is asssesed when combining parts of shirts.
- Try to avoid sharp or pointy things. Puff paint, sequins, buttons and other 3-dimensional embellishments might be pleasant to look at, but can be an irritant when trying cuddle under the quilt.
- Think of themes - Graduation, Sorority/Fraternity, Sports, Military Days, Favorite Vacation Spots, Marathons, Memory Quilts, Harley Davidson, Margaritaville and school.
- Stained or 'holy' shirts sometimes have special memories attached to them.
Embrace those imperfections to remember the moment. Keep in mind that the 100% cotton fusible that I put on the back will strengthen the shirts and make them last a lifetime.
If you would like more information about tshirt quilts, download our FREE T-Shirt Buyers Guide.