You collected your t shirts over the years and finally decided to have a one of a kind quilt or blanket made from your treasured memories. You get your quilt back and you burst into tears. What happened? Maybe you sent it to some Etsy or Facebook vendor, your best friends’ mom, or (ahem), you tried to do it yourself. Doesn’t matter, you hate the quilt and you want a ‘do-over’.Continue reading What is a T Shirt Quilt Do-Over?
What is good about a Random/Puzzle Style T-Shirt Quilt?
- You get to use every t-shirt in your closet or drawers
- Thin and lightweight
Rules Were NOT Made To Be Broken!
A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the Rules of Quilting That WERE Made To Be Broken. I received several emails commenting on those rules, and telling me about their encounters with the “Quilt Police”. There is a difference between developing good sewing habits, and just not knowing what to do. Here are some of the ‘basics’ that I have always taught beginning quilters.Continue reading 5 Golden Rules of Quilting
Same Color TShirts
You have a collection of tees, maybe from running (mostly white) , Harley Davidson shirts (mostly black) or concert shirts (again, mostly black). Can we make these quilts look great?
We say YES! We do this by adding a sashing border around each tshirt . We add a contrasting color fabric around each shirt so that the monochrom colored shirts don’t ‘mush’ together like in those chaos/random quilts.
Recently, a customer emailed us with concerns that all of her t-shirts were all the same color (Harley-Davidson black tees). She was concerned that the quilt would be ‘too dark’, and what could we do to ‘perk’ them up a bit.
We advised her that adding sashings add a bit of contrast/color around each shirt so that the quilt would not be a big blob of ‘black’ (or white) and un-appealing. Sashings actually add an essential element that ties the colors of the tshirts together, and makes the quilt a complete piece of art. Whether it is a bright color for those all white running shirts, for a gray neutral for the mostly Harley or Concert shirts. The sashings give the eye a place to rest, and not get lost in a mass of one color.
Again, the quilt on the left consists of all white tees. By adding the green sashings, the green accent border (and cornerstones) ‘perk’ up the quilt and adds interest to the final quilt. What do you think?
Whatever collection the of tees that you have. You can lay them out the way you would like, or let us take care of that for you. Normally, most collections of tshirts are not all one color. But, if they are, trust us to add design elements such as sashings and accent borders to give you a complete and pleasing quilt.
T-Shirt Quilts of Texas is a professional company making custom quilts from YOUR t-shirts for over 15 years. Let us know what your collection consists of and we will be happy to create an heirloom for you.