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Choosing fabrics for your T Shirt quilt

It is a lot of fun to pick your fabric but also a little daunting!  Here are tips to help you choose your fabrics: Traditional Style The sashing is the fabric that is between the blocks in the traditional style T Shirt quilt. The sashing is cut either 2 inches or 2.5 inches wide. Solid colors or a small print work best. Fabric with big designs, stripes, or chevrons will not work. We recommend Kona solids. Kona is a good quality fabric and comes in hundreds of colors. The fabric should be a quilting cotton. In the search bar add…
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How to cut your shirts to mail

Postage costs are going up.  We hear that every year!  To lower the shipping cost it may seem reasonable for you to cut your t shirts before you mail them to us. Unfortunately if the designs have been cut too close we cannot use them in your T Shirt quilt. It is OK to cut the front and back apart but it is not OK to cut the design out and not leave any fabric around it. This is especially true for the traditional style T Shirt quilt. That style of T Shirt quilt the t shirts are cut into…
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Qualities to look for when choosing a T Shirt quilt maker.

Google T Shirt quilts and a big range of quilts and prices come up. How do you navigate and choose the best t-shirt quilt maker for you? First you have to decide the style of T Shirt quilt you like and also what will work best for your shirts. There are a few different ways to make a t shirt quilt: Traditional- t shirts are cut into squares and sewn together with or without sashing. Mosaic (puzzle)- t-shirts are cut into different sizes and pieced in a puzzle design. I have found another design where the t shirts are cut…
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Wow! Cool T Shirt Quilts

We are working a lot- getting graduation quilts done! Always a busy time of year for T Shirt quilt makers! If it is sunny I like to take a lunch break out on the deck. Winnie loves it -she chases lizards! I use the time to look around the internet at other companies who make T Shirt quilts. I found an article today from TooCoolTShirtQuilts.com - the article said a traditional style quilt is" uninteresting and mind numbing". This company only makes the mosaic style of T Shirt quilt. NEWSFLASH!!!! Traditional T Shirt quilts CAN be interesting and Cool!! Here…
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Yes! We can add socks to your T Shirt quilt.

There is a first time for everything! We got our first pair of socks to add to a T Shirt quilt. No problem- it quilted great!  We do get sweaters sometimes and they cannot be quilted. The quilting machine will not go over the thick yarn. We can still use them but we have to quilt around them. We then go back and tack the sweater down so it will not sag. We discourage using sweaters unless the T Shirt quilt is for show only and you don't plan to wash it a lot! Frequent washing will cause the sweater…
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