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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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Is it safe to mail my t-shirts?

 We have received  messages from clients concerned about mailing their shirts.  T shirts hold a lot of memories and cannot be replaced. I understand their concern with all the news of packages being stolen off porches and mail fraud. We suggest you send your shirts USPS Priority mail or UPS 2 day delivery. Both ways can be tracked and arrive quickly. For many years we have used USPS, UPS, and FedEx and a box has never been lost. The process has become a lot more secure with GPS tracking of packages. We cannot stop theft after packages are delivered but…
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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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What if my T-shirts are white?

We get the question "What if most of my t-shirts are white? Will my t shirt quilt be too drab? There are 43,239 possibilities to make your t-shirt quilt not be drab. That is the number of quilting cottons available on Fabric.com today. You choose the fabrics for your quilt. It is your vision and we make it happen. Do you love pink flamingoes? How about purple cows? More into plaids? Here are a couple we have made in the last couple weeks. The t shirts are mostly white but the quilts are definitely not drab! There are lots of…
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Quilting Stitches Make the T Shirt Quilt

Does the quilting matter on your T Shirt quilt? It should. The quilting stitches are what holds your T shirt quilt together but it also has other functions. Quilting stitches either add to or detract from your t shirts. Look at examples of T shirt quilts. Do you see the thread or do you see the shirts? You want to see the shirts! Quilts with different quilting on each block look messy and takes your eyes away from the shirt. Yes it may be nice to see a detailed picture stitched on your shirt but over time will it be…
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Traveling T Shirt Quilts

So many places to explore. So many memories to make. Save your memories in a T Shirt quilt. Here at the T Shirt Quilt Company we get to see t-shirts from all over the world. We actually have to google some of the destinations! We have quilted Harley Davidson shirts that came from many countries, years of shirts from local festivals, concert shirts from many cities, and bucket list shirts. The fabric chosen for the back can really set the theme for travel quilts. Here are a couple: You choose the fabrics for your quilt. Go to Fabric.com and look…
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