Every February we start working on graduation tshirt quilts. One of the questions we get most often is whether they should make an extra long quilt to fit the oversized beds that are in most dorms.
What do you do with the clothing when someone you love passes away? Everyone handles this question differently. Some people hang onto everything, others may want to donate to Goodwill or other local
When my dad passed early one December morning, my Mom came home from the hospital and started clearing his closet. She gathered everything up and sent us to donate his clothing to the local men's Mission. ( I did manage to grab a few things like the gray wool jacket that I always remembered him wearing while growing up). While to me, this seemed a little extreme at the time, everyone handles loss in a different way.
There are so many terms that t-shirt makers use when creating a quilt. What do they mean? Well, we are here to help you figure out what they mean when terms seem like we're talking a foreign language. We will update as more terms come up.
If you are considering having a quilt made from your t-shirts, the following lists a lot of the terms that you will run across that might be unfamiliar to you.
Frameless. No Sashing. What the heck does that mean? We get calls and emails all the time variations on the same theme:
- what is sashing?
- what is that fabric around the blocks?
- I want the frameless kind...?
- what is that window frame around the shirt?
As one of the premier t-shirt quilt makers in the country, we have always included sashings and cornerstones as part of your quilt experience. These simple details are hallmarks of a professional quilter, and we have always offered you the best product for the best price.
Embroidery on T-Shirt Quilts
Machine embroidery on a T-Shirt Quilt is a great way to add a personal touch to your custom quilt. Each quilt is already a one-of-a-kind unique personal story for the person receiving it. There is a difference between embroidered labels and printed labels. Read more about Quilt Lables 101
This quilt label was added to the backside of several quilts we made for this family. This type of label with last generations and tells so much about the love they had.
Our Frameless/No Sashing quilt is the most economical version tshirt quilt we offer. All of the tee shirts are still backed with a 100% cotton stableizer, and use the same quilt shop high quality fabrics for the back and borders.
The quilts are still based on a grid layout, but we do accomodate larger images when needed. We can still combine smaller logo sized images to make a larger block. Since our pricing is based on a 'per block' basis, we charge an 'additional seam' or 'combine' charge instead of the full block price for each shirt.
The quilt on the right shows:
- generous outer border
- optional accent border*
- block made up of 3 smaller logos*
- oversized blocks.
- professional machine quilting