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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TShirt Quilt Terms, Glossary and Lingo

 There are so many terms that t-shirt makers use when creating a quilt. What do they mean? Well, we are here to help you figure out what they mean when terms seem like we're talking a foreign language. We will update as more terms come up.

 If you are considering having a quilt made from your t-shirts, the following lists a lot of the terms that you will run across that might be unfamiliar to you.  

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T-Shirt Quilt Types - Standard - Part 1

Standard T-Shirt Quilts

THE Premier T-Shirt Quilt offered on the internet is from T-Shirt Quilts of Texas.  

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Fabric Quilt Labels 101

What Is A Quilt Label?

I get a LOT of questions about quilt labels.  What are they, where do they go, why do I need one? Do you have a favorite that you've had since you were a baby?  Maybe you are lucky enough to sleep under a quilt that your grandmother made.  Do you know when it was made?  Or why you now have it?   A quilt label will tell generations to come why this quilt is important.

We make hundreds of quilts each year, and while we think they should all have a label on the quilt to document the quilt, that is not always an option when creating quilts for others.   

Label made for tshirt quilt made of running/marathon tees.

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T-Shirt/Memory Quilts Come In MANY Styles

We are the melting pot of the world.  There are all sorts of people, and all sorts of tastes.   That is great as we have all sorts of Memory and T-Shirt Quilt styles.   Lets look at SOME of our best selling quilt styles. Bet one of them will be your favorite!

Traditional Quilt Style

This is THE premier top of the line quilt on the web.  This one is features our signature style of sashings, cornerstones and TWO borders.  No one else offers that as the 'standard'.  Optional features include a 3rd Accent Border and flannel backing upgrade.  

This quilt is made up entirely of Oklahoma State University tshirts.  Collegiate fabrics highlight the outer border. 

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What Size T-Shirt Quilt Do I Want?

I Have Too Many T-Shirts

You have a HUGE pile of T-Shirts. How many souvenir t-shirts from vacation travels do you have? Were you in sports, band and every group at high school? Oh, maybe you were in a sorority or fraternity in college. If you were like my daughters, they acquired a new t-shirt every time their sorority had an event, which was most every week! These days, a t-shirt is created for every ev ent, and it is not unu sual to have a large collection of t-shirts.  

How Many T-Shirts Do I Need?

The hardest decision in getting a t-shirt quilt made is deciding how large to make it. In other words, how many t-shirts do I need? If you have a huge collection of tee shirts, you might think that you need a king sized quilt. Just because you have a lot t-shirts, you might want a huge quilt. Determine what the best use for your quilt will be; something to relax under on the couch, or as an actual bed quilt. If making Memory quilts, we suggest that you make the Generous Throw sized quilt.

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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