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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.

Recent Posts

Reunion - Family Gathering Quilts

Family Reunion T-Shirt Quilts

We have done several annual family gathering or reunion quilts this last month or so.  I am always so impressed by the creativity of families that meet year after year and create a t-shirt every year to commemorate the event. 

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Graduation T-Shirt Quilt

It Is Graduation Time Again!

Graduation is a serious time of the year.  Especially for the first graduate in the family.    This is a perfect gift for the the new graduate going off to college.  Our 15-block quilt is the perfect size for those long twin-sized dorm beds.  Order soon so your graduate is not disappointed!

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How To Display A T-Shirt Quilt


INTRODUCTION:

Three Main Ways to Display a Quilt

There are three categories for hanging or displaying your T-Shirt Quilt.  Temporary, Semi-Permanent and Permanent.  I think the terms are self-explanatory, but lets take a look at some creative options for displaying your t-shirt quilt.

 

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Can I Add A Photo To My T-Shirt Quilt?


Adding Photos to a T-Shirt or Memory Quilt

T-Shirt quilts are like billboards.  They tell everyone what you like to do, where you've been or even where you're going.  Photos on t-shirts are just that extra special sauce to make your memory or t-shirt quilt awesome!

Consider Using images Like:

  • photos (kids, pets, school fun, vacation, family group, best friends, picnics, holidays)
  • text 
  • poem ( or special sentiment that might be too much embroider)
  • wedding invitation
  • graduation announcement
  • school logos
  • student art
  • reunion or events tee shirts
  • awards (see photo below) 
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Getting Your T-Shirts Ready For A Quilt

Clean T-Shirts and Clothing

First and foremost, all tee shirts and clothing should be clean.  Obvious you say... but if you send t-shirts that smell like smoke or mothballs ( or worse - sweat*) - your quilt is going to smell like mothballs!!!

*Note - for odors that don't seem to want to come out of clothing like athletic jerseys; just add a cup of vinegar to the laundry during the soap cycle.

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You did WHAT with my T-Shirts?

Can You Believe THIS is What Some Folks Consider a T-Shirt QUILT???

 

One of those other 'blankets'.
 
There are a lot of folks out there making T-Shirt Quilts. Or rather, should I say t-shirt comforters or blankets. There is a new company out there professing to be the 'cheapest' on the web. I have had several of those 'cheap' blankets come to my shop with either the mom in tears because the t-shirts were ruined, or the recipient in tears because the 'blanket' was awful.... Whatever the issue, you just know that this 'blanket' was done poorly, and you know it will never be used or displayed in public.
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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