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Betty Baker

Betty has been quilting for years. In 2006 started doing T-Shirt Quilts professionally. Loves T-shirts, all things quilting, and your stories about your t-shirts.

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Cheap T-Shirt Quilt Makers on the Internet


Wow! - T-Shirt Blankets for $74.99 

What a bargain!  But, before you spend your $74.99 for 16 of your favorite t-shirts made into a blanket, (read this about difference between a quilt and blanket) think about this.  How important are these t-shirts to you?  Are you willing to throw those tee shirts away, and get a crappy blanket to preserve your memories?

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5 Things You Should Demand That Your T-Shirt Quilt Maker Include!

 At Shadywood Quilts and T-Shirt Quilts of Texas, we have literally made thousands of T-Shirt Quilts  over the last eleven years. Suffice it to say, that we have a bit of experience in making a successful T-Shirt Quilt.

While we are busy making T-Shirt Quilts for hundreds of folks every year, we have several people that bring us the T-Shirt Quilt TOP for us to finish. We love taking care of you, but sometimes we cringe when we see the top that the customer wants us to work a miracle on.

Here are some suggestions to make a successful tshirt quilt top, and what you should demand your quilt-maker include when creating your quilt.

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Local T-Shirt Quilt Makers

 

Looking for a T-shirt Quilt Maker?

Several times this past week, I've heard the comment "oh, I'm so glad you are local, I wouldn't want to put my tshirts in the mail".  While, we are fortunate to live outside of a huge metro area (Houston), I cringe a bit on the inside when hearing that.  There are actually two issues here.  Trusting the Post Office and not knowing anything about the t-shirt quilt maker.

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Time to Order Graduation T-shirt Quilt

It is that time of year again.  Graduation, Mothers Day and Fathers Day. They all occur during the month of May and June - Every Year!.  Your kids are graduating,  you think of your mom or dad.  Perfect time to have a quilt made. Crazy time of the year for us, but we work hard to get every order completed for your event.

The only problem is  that every one else is thinking the same thing!!  The earlier you get your order in the better chance of having your quilt completed on time.  Granted, we work our butts off to get your orders done during the graduation season (& during Holiday seasons) it is helpful to get your orders in sooner rather than later.  Our 'repeat' customers are considerate and submit their quilts ahead of time and are assured that their graduation quilts will be done in plenty of time for the big graduation celebration.

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Extra Long Twin Sized College T-Shirt Quilts?

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.

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10 Things to Use In a Memory Quilt


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.

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Thinking about having a T-Shirt quilt made? 

Download our Free Buying Guide

Before you have a T-Shirt quilt made, be sure to read our T-Shirt Quilt Buyers Guide so that you have the information you need to make an informed choice about what type of T-Shirt quilt you want to have made.

T-Shirt Buyers Guide