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Compare T-Shirt Quilt Makers - Please.

What?  We WANT you to compare tshirt quilt makers.    Yep.  We have found over the years that the more YOU know, the better decisions you make.

 We have put together a free file for you to download and print.  Just make notes about your comparisons when checking with different quilt makers.

There are several questions you should be asking ANY COMPANY that you are considering having making your treasured quilt.  We have filled in over 10 questions you should be asking before you send your shirts off to make a quilt [or blanket].               

Fist and foremost, you need to decide if you want a quilt or a blanket.  Read Difference Between a Quilt and a Blanket   for more on that.

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Is a Professional Making YOUR T-Shirt Quilt?

Not All T-Shirt Quilt Makers are Created The Same 

WHAT?  Some companies (or crafters) actually send their quilt projects  off-site  while their customers think that  their special tees will stay at the place they mailed them.  In many cases, the quilt-maker is sub-contracting some or part of the quilt process.  Maybe they are piecing the quilt top, then sending it to someone else to quilt it. This happens  because this place is NOT a professional business. 

A professional t-shirt quilt maker is making your quilt start to finish.  They have the equipment. They have the materials.  They have the employees.  They are not farming out any  work to someone else.   This happens for several reasons; see my post on Who Is Making Your T-Shirt Quilt.   Look for a company that will complete your quilt 'in house' and reduce the risk of sending your treasured tees to someone else.

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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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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