Rock n' Roll Concert T-shirt Quilts
We make oodles of T-shirt quilts from concert T-shirts. What distinguishes a concert T-shirts quilts from other T-shirt quilts? It is the designs on the T-shirts and the colors of the T-shirts.
- Design Sizes – The design sizes on concert T-shirts are huge compared with typical T-shirts. The sizes are 25 to 50% larger.
What does this mean for you? When you are planning your quilt, you will need fewer T-shirts than the pricing page indicates. If you are not sure, cut the number of T-shirts you plan for the quilt in half. So if the quilt size calls for 20 T-shirts – send just 10. If you have other T-shirts that you would like to put into the quilt if there is room, put those T-shirts in a separate bag. Label that bag “extras – use if needed”. We will cut the first set of T-shirts and then calculate the quilt size. If we need additional T-shirts to make your quilt the size you want, we will work from the second bag until we get to that size.
- Amount of Design – Concert T-shirts usually have a front and back design. And generally they are both large designs!
What does this mean for you? You need to think carefully if you want both the front and back of the T-shirt included in your quilt. You will be able to include more T-shirts if you eliminate the backs. Many times the backs of the T-shirts just list the cities the tour went to. There maybe some T-shirts that you just want the front and others that you would like the front and the back.
- Color – Most concert T-shirts are black.
What does this mean for you? Look at the stack of your T-shirts. Is there a mix of blacks, grays, whites and colored shirts? If so, great! Is there a balance of blacks and grays – great! But if all your T-shirts are black, except one or two of them, you need to consider if you want to use them. If there are only one or two spots of white or gray or color in your quilt, they will stick out. Your eye will be drawn to the white blocks and the black ones will become the background.
If you are unsure if you have enough non-black T-shirts to be balanced the black, let us know when you send your T-shirts. We can take a look at the T-shirts before we begin cutting them and determine if you have enough to balance out the black T-shirts.
Too Cool T-shirt Quilts has the experience and know how to help you make a special T-shirt quilt from your concert T-shirts. It may be difficult to let go of your T-shirts, but you will love the quilt we make for you.
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