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?
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.
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.
A Finished Quilt is A Good Thing
We are more than happy to create a custom T-Shirt or Memory quilt for you, but for any number of reasons you need some help getting yours completed.
We might ask you to tell us the story behind the quilt, but we won't judge. Some quilts just need a border or squaring up to get the edges straight. It is amazing how some professional machine quilting will turn a crumpled mess into a beautiful keepsake you will treasure for many many years.
Reasons to Have Us Finish Your Quilt
- You already cut the tshirts (see Oops, I Already Cut My T-Shirts)
- You have completed the top, but don't know what to do next
- You put the blocks together, but something does not look right
- Your 'friend' asked you to make this quilt because you have a sewing machine
- You have a deadline (i.e. graduation, birthday or other holiday)
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.