Mailing your t-shirts. Tips to make less stressful.

Mailing your t-shirts. Tips to make less stressful.

Mailing your t-shirts to a quilter can be stressful.    T shirts hold a lot of memories and cannot be replaced. Stories of packages being stolen off porches are reported everyday. Stolen packages are rarely recovered. Packages from Amazon can be quickly replaced but your collection of t-shirts cannot. For many years we have used USPS and UPS and a package has never been lost or stolen.  The process is a lot more secure with GPS tracking of packages. We cannot stop theft after packages are delivered but we can minimize the risk.  Your t-shirt quilt is mailed home by…
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Questions you should ask about T-shirt Quilts

Questions you should ask about T-shirt Quilts

Questions you should ask about t-shirt quilts before you commit! A quick search on the internet and you will find all kinds of t-shirts quilts at many different price points. What is the difference between a quilt and a blanket? Can you use other fabrics besides t-shirts? Can sweatshirts be used? Is interfacing really necessary? Are there different styles of t-shirt quilts? Is it easy to make a t-shirt quilt? Do all t-shirt quilts have boring solid colored backs? Does the batting really matter? Why do t shirt quilts cost so much? Is fleece ok for the backing? Lots of…
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Parts of the traditional style t-shirt quilt.

Parts of the traditional style t-shirt quilt.

Parts of the traditional style t-shirt quilt and why knowing them is important to communicate with the t shirt quilt maker. Every industry has words that are specific to the industry. T-shirt quilt makers have our own language. Knowing the parts of a t-shirt quilt helps the process run smoothly. The traditional style t-shirt quilt is a popular choice of our customers. T-shirts are cut into blocks, fabric is added between the blocks and then it is quilted. The style is clean and orderly. The fabric sewn between the blocks is called sashing. Sashing is usually cut 2.5 inches. A…
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Avoiding Mistakes when Choosing a T-shirt Quilt Maker

Avoiding Mistakes when Choosing a T-shirt Quilt Maker

Tips for avoiding mistakes when choosing a T-shirt quilt maker to turn your shirts into a quilt. It is an exciting time! You have been saving your t-shirts and looking for a quilter. The internet is full of t-shirt quilt makers. How do you know who to trust your shirts to?   Mistakes to avoid: Trusting your t-shirts to an inexperienced t-shirt quilt maker. It takes different sewing skills and equipment to make a quality t-shirt quilt. Picking the style of t-shirt quilt that is not the best choice for your shirts. Choosing a t-shirt quilt maker who does NOT…
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Say No to Boring Quilts

Say No to Boring Quilts

Say no to boring quilts when you order your quilt from EggMoneyQuilts! 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? If you really like solid colors we suggest a fabric with a texture. The fabric has the feeling of a solid with a little wow factor.  Choosing a print or a fabric with texture for the backing of your quilt has an added bonus. The print/texture will not show…
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Avoid T-shirt Quilt Makers who Skip the Interfacing

Avoid T-shirt Quilt Makers who Skip the Interfacing

Reasons to avoid T-shirt quilt makers who skip the interfacing include: The t-shirt quilt will not lay flat. There will be ripples and the fabric will bunch up in the corners. The t-shirt quilt may look flat when you receive it but after several washings you will see that the t-shirts have not been stabilized. It is too late to fix it then! Well worn t-shirts will last longer if interfacing is attached to the back. The interfacing stabilizes the t-shirt. Sewing worn thread bare t-shirts into a quilt without interfacing is not a good plan. Holes will appear with…
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