Let’s compare a t-shirt quilt from Project Repat to the Budget Friendly tshirt quilt we make at EggMoneyQuilts (EMQ).
I hit the thrift stores and bought 16 shirts to send to Project Repat.
Project Repat refers to their product as a quilt but technically it is a blanket. A quilt has 3 layers: a front, batting in the middle , and a back. Their blanket has 2 sides. The t shirts on the front side and fleece on the back. Project Repat’s packaging materials refer to the blanket as a quilt. I think they know the difference so I am not sure why they keep referring to a blanket as a quilt!
Overall I was pleased with the layout. The colors were balanced and they even had a sense of humor with the political shirts! The blanket has no batting in the middle so there is no quilting. Our Budget Friendly quilt is the same style. The blocks are sewn together with no sashing. The difference is our quilts are actually quilts and the 3 layers are quilted together.
Project Repat did have a couple blocks where words or designs were cut off. I believe they have an option to have bigger blocks cut for an added price. On our quilts we cut the shirts 15″,16″ or 20″ depending on the size of the designs for no additional cost.
Project Repat sews the backing to the front and then turns it inside out. This is called pillow casing. They did a great job-it was not obvious where the quilt was turned. T-shirt quilts made by EMQ have a double folded binding attached. The binding is important because it is the part of the quilt that wears out the fastest. And a binding around the edge is a nice professional finish to your quilt.
So you see there are some differences is the 2 t-shirt quilts. The cost for our Budget Friendly quilt is $17 a block. This includes the fabric for the back and return shipping. Your shirts will be cut as big as they need to be cut to include all designs and words. You can choose a lightweight flannel that we stock or a Kona solid. There are over 400 different Kona colors to choose from! Your t-shirt quilt will be quilted not pillow cased or tied in the corners. We offer a couple different quilting patterns to choose from for the Budget Friendly quilt. . A double folded binding will finish your quilt off professionally. And you will have a quilt that will showcase your shirts and last for a long time.
Project Repat blankets costs less-but you also get a lot less! To them you are a number but to us you are a person. We will have constant communication during the process to make sure we share your vision for your t-shirt quilt.
We offer a traditional block style quilt also. We compared our traditional style quilt to a quilt from Campus Quilts. You can read the article here.