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Mosaic T-shirt quilts-Can you use Baby Clothes?

We get this question a lot. The short answer is No. We can use a few baby clothes in a Mosaic style T-shirt quilt but we can not make the whole quilt with baby/toddler clothes. And here is why. We cut every item of clothing into a square or rectangle and then sew them together in a puzzle style. Baby clothes are really small and have very little useable material. We have to cut the design out and then piece it to make it usable. That adds extra seams and extra seams add weight to the t-shirt quilt. It takes…
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Check the size before you buy a Traditional T-Shirt Quilt

In the world of T Shirt quilt makers the sizes are all over the place! Browzing the internet I found a queen size traditional t-shirt quilt that measures 65 inches by 86 inches. Sixty five inches wide is a very narrow queen size bed! Those are the measurements of a long Twin size quilt. We usually cut blocks 14 or 15 inches square. We can cut the blocks up to 22 inches if the design is large. If the design is larger than 22 inches we have several options: Send us a replacement shirt. Advise us on what part we can…
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We are on a mission to eradicate boring plain T-shirt quilts!

Are you a runner? Do you play soccer? Love your cat? A plaid fanatic? Show your personality in your T-shirt quilt. Your quilt is professionally made to last and last. Why not make it extra special with neat fabric? Sometimes I hear "well I really like solid colors." Great! You can still add interest to your  t-shirt quilt by picking a solid fabric with a texture. Many times clients say “gray is ok”. Let’s make gray great! The fabric still is gray but it adds a little texture to make it interesting. Here is a gray that works great for…
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All this Beautiful Fabric

Our clients choose their favorite fabrics for the backs/fronts for their quilts. Wonder what happens to the extra fabric? The fabric is given a new life in a gorgeous patchwork quilt! I cut the fabric into 5 inch squares and then sew them all back together. Quilters are nutty like that! The quilts then are listed in my Etsy shop until they find their new home.
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What will $2.55 buy you? Peace of mind.

Package theft is on the rise. Thieves follow the USPS, UPS, and FedEx drivers around and steal packages off porches everyday and the problem seems to increase around the holidays. Stealing your package from Amazon will make you mad but it can be replaced. Thieves stealing your T-shirt quilt will make you mad also BUT your quilt cannot be replaced. Here at the T Shirt Quilt Company and our Etsy sister store-EggMoneyQuilts-we ship our tshirt quilts with USPS. Signature confirmation costs $2.55 and means the mailman has to get a signature and cannot leave your quilt on the porch or…
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Budget Friendly T-shirt Quilts

You asked and we listened! We have had many requests from clients who have a lot of t-shirts and they wanted another option. A 36 shirt quilt gets pretty big after we add fabric between the blocks and then a border. We have had multiple requests for a way to use a lot of shirts but have a smaller quilt. The Budget Friendly t-shirt quilt is the answer! The t-shirts are sewn together without fabric between the shirts. This cuts down on the overall size and also the labor. The backing is a soft flannel. There are several colors to…
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