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Top 5 Reasons to Have Us Finish Your T-Shirt Quilt


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)
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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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You did WHAT with my T-Shirts?

Can You Believe THIS is What Some Folks Consider a T-Shirt QUILT???

 

One of those other 'blankets'.
 
There are a lot of folks out there making T-Shirt Quilts. Or rather, should I say t-shirt comforters or blankets. There is a new company out there professing to be the 'cheapest' on the web. I have had several of those 'cheap' blankets come to my shop with either the mom in tears because the t-shirts were ruined, or the recipient in tears because the 'blanket' was awful.... Whatever the issue, you just know that this 'blanket' was done poorly, and you know it will never be used or displayed in public.
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What to Expect After You Order Your T-Shirt Quilt

There are a LOT of folks out there making t-shirt quilts or blankets. Every company (or individual) that makes T-Shirt quilts has his or her own process of making your quilt. Sometimes there can be a little mystery or confusion going on while your quilt is being made.

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Who is Making Your T-Shirt Quilt?

Not All T-Shirt Quilt Makers Are Equal!

What? All you need is a sewing machine and scissors! Right? Ahh No.. There are several factors that go into creating that special t-shirt quilt. Let's look at WHO is making your quilt.

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Tied Quilts - Can They Be Quilted?

Tied Quilts -
Can They Be Quilted?

Most of the time YES. Most of the time, it is a T-Shirt quilt that was commissioned by a non-professional. They did not know what they were doing. Because we have a 'soft spot' for T-Shirt quilts, we offer a special rate for quilting these type of quilts. If you use the Crazy Puzzle pattern- scaled to fit your quilt, we offer a special discounted rate over our usual rates. And no, we are not prejudiced because you tried to do it yourself or used someone elses pattern.  

This is an example of a quilt that has been tied. In this case, the 'ties' are pretty close together, and would probably hold up over time and many trips to the laundry room.  Many amateur quilters will just tie in the corners of the intersections of the t-shirts, meaning they could be up to 12 or even 18 inches apart.  That means that everytime the quilt is laundered, the batting inside is wadding up and disintegrating.
 

As one of the premier 't-shirt quilt' creators in the country, we get a lot of projects where we 'fix' quilts that were done by the non-professionals or well-intentioned family or friends. Because these folks do not have the equipment that quilting professionals use, they end up working on a project that is beyond their capabilities.

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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