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Should I Cut My T-Shirts?

If you have done any Google searches for t-shirt quilts, you have probably found out that there are all kinds of t-shirt quilt makers out there.   How do you choose?  Well, let me just say that there is a broad spectrum of  people working with tees to make quilts or blankets.  However, that is a whole other post topic.

Last week I received an email from someone who had been in contact with Project Repat** 

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

Borders or Binding?

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.    
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T-Shirt Quilts With A Theme

Themed T-Shirt Quilts

Themed T-Shirt quilts are just that!  A collection of tees from your college, favorite vacation spots, favorite bands, Harley-Davidson  or  even a favorite animal!   If you can bear to part with your "Beavis and Butthead"  or "Batman" tshirts, then we will be glad to make a one of a kind quilt for you.

We have found that  college themed collections are probably what we see most often.  Being based in Texas, we have seen our  fair share of Texas A&M,  University of Texas (UT) and Louisiana State University (LSU) tshirts.  (Although, I have to say that the Aggies waaaayyy outnumber the Longhorns!    Just sayin')

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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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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