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Oh! How I Cherish my Quilts

I absolutely love sitting in my favorite chair curled under my special quilt after a long and tiring day. These days with all the angst and uneasiness around the CORONA (COVID-19) Virus, I find myself curled under my quilt more often. The quilt seems to calm me down and allows me to relax for a bit. I remember when I gifted a quilt to one of my nephews when he was just a toddler. He was so cute with the quilt. He would lay the quilt on the floor all nice and neat, lay his head on it and then get back up, fold he quilt up nice and neat and tuck under his arm as he went along his business. A quilt has that special ability to put a smile on your face and make the world all better even if just for a little while. I have seen my customers well up with tears as they receive their memory quilts with the bits and pieces of their loved ones lives woven throughout their quilt and I know they cherish their quilt and bask in the wonderful memories they evoke.

Praying everyone stays safe and healthy during this period of crisis. Enjoy your times at home with your family and make it into something extra special for your children. It is not often they get their parents home 24/7 for an extended length of time. Look for the silver lining, do what you can to be safe and keep your sanity, snuggle on the couch with your kids and loved ones under a quilt and may God Bless everyone.

Jasmine Ellicott (and David Sloan)
T-Shirt Quilts of Texas

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Big Changes at T-Shirt Quilts of Texas

New ownership

We have some exciting news to share with you!

Our kids and grandkids have finally all moved to the same state!  Unfortunately, it’s not Texas.  So after much hand-wringing, Jon and I have decided to retire (again), and relocate closer to our family.

But here’s the really good news!  My long-time friend and quilting buddy,  Jasmine Endicott, will be taking over T-Shirt Quilts of Texas!  I couldn’t imagine a better person to trust the business to.  She has the skills and experience, but more importantly, she is someone we completely trust to preserve this little business that we are so proud of, who will cherish our great customers as much as we have.

And I want you to know, that’s been the most precious aspect of this business — our customers.  I don’t know what we did to deserve such wonderful people to serve, but Jon always says our customers restored his faith in humanity.  Do you know that in all the time we’ve been in business (since 2006) we’ve only had ONE bounced check?  That’s unheard of!  And she was so embarrassed that we had cash in hand before we even knew it had bounced!

Big News.  New Owners at T-Shirt Quilts of Texas
New owner, Jasmine Ellicott, effective 1/1/2020.

But the best part was when you were delighted with your quilt.  You made our day!

We don’t know what we ever did to deserve customers like you, but we just want you to know how much we appreciate you.  We have truly loved hearing your stories and sharing your memories in the quilts we created with you. 

Sorry, I meant this to be about Jasmine.  I guess I get a little emotional, thinking about ending this phase of our lives!

Jasmine Ellicott

We will be working with Jasmine over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition.  She is committed to delivering the same quality and pricing you have become accustomed to.  The website will continue to provide information on the services as before and I am confident that Jasmine and David will carry on with same customer service you expect

Jasmine’s new shop is in her home, at 10202 Palisades Lakes Drive, Houston, TX 77095.  Feel free to email her at  The phone number will remain the same, 832-559-1190. 

We sincerely thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, and know you will be as wonderful to Jasmine as you were to us.

If you have any comments or well wishes, please click here to share with others. We would love to see any quilts we have made for you or your comments about your experiences with us.

I will be sticking around for a couple of months to help Jas get up to speed.

Betty Baker (and Jon and Shiner!)
T-Shirt Quilts of Texas

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Difference Between a Border and Binding in a T-Shirt Quilt

Borders or Binding?

Baylor quilt, parts of a quilt
Baylor quilt, parts of a quilt with flannel backing.

Many times when someone is sending their tshirts in and ordering a quilt, they will ask ‘what fabric do you use for that outside border?”

OK,  the confusion comes because the customer does not understand the difference between the ‘binding’ and a ‘border’.  In this photo, we are also showing ‘sashing‘ and ‘backing‘ which are also parts of any real quilt. Continue reading Difference Between a Border and Binding in a T-Shirt Quilt

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Other Quilt Services

Quilt Finishing

You have blocks or a partially finished quilt top that your mom or grandmother started. Let us finish it. We can do as little or as much work as you need. We have fabrics to create the backing, batting and will turn that little pile of memories into a finished quilt that you can display and treasure. Be sure to have a quilt label made for the back of the quilt!

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T-Shirt Quilt Makers Near Me – Is This The Best Option??

Looking for a T-Shirt Quilt Maker?

You typed in “T-Shirt Quilt Makers Near Me”. You may or may not have found great Google results for a tshirt 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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