Project Repat t-shirt quilt compared to EggMoneyquilts t-shirt quilt. We make a similar style with no sashing on the front.
I sent 16 shirts to Project Repat to have a t-shirt quilt made.
Project Repat refers to their product as a quilt. Technically it is a blanket. A quilt has 3 layers: a front, batting in the middle, and a back. Project Repat’s blanket has 2 sides. The t shirts are on the front side and fleece is on the back. The front and back are not quilted together. 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!
The layout was good. 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 t-shirt quilt is the same style. The blocks are sewn together with no sashing. The big difference isEggMoneyQuilts t-shirt 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. At EggMoneyQuilts we cut the shirts 15″,16″ or 20″ depending on the size of the designs or logos. There is no additional cost for this service.
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. Adding a binding around the edge is a nice professional finish to your quilt.
The 2 t-shirt quilts have differences.
The Budget Friendly quilt from EMQ is $17 a block. This price includes the fabric for the back and return shipping. Your shirts will be cut as big as needed to include all designs and words. A lightweight flannel (that we stock) or a Kona solid is used for the backing.
Your t-shirt quilt will be professionally quilted. We do not pillowcase or tie 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 professionally. You will have a quilt from your shirts. A quilt that will last through lots of washings and use.
Project Repat blankets costs less-but you also get a lot less. Your “quilt” will not have batting. It will not be quilted. The quilt will not have a binding along the edge.
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.