It started with one T-shirt quilt in 1992...

That first quilt was radically, but simply different from any other T-shirt quilt of the time. 

  • The T-shirt blocks were different sizes so the graphics were not cropped off.
  • Iron-on backing wasn’t used to stiffen the T-shirts so this quilt was soft.
  • No sashing was used in between the shirts, allowing the eye to flow from one T-shirt to another.

From these three major innovations, Too Cool T-shirt Quilts immerged and has grown into a voice challenging the T-shirt quilt world:

“There is a better way to make a T-shirt quilt!”


About Andrea Funk

Andrea Funk is the inventor of T-shirt quilts made with multiple blocks sizes. The modern method of making T-shirt quilts. In 1992 she founded Too Cool T-shirt Quilts. Her life has been immersed in T-shirt quilts ever since. 

Andrea made her first quilt when she was 5 years old. And she never stopped making them.  (A photo of her first quilt is at the bottom of this page)


When do you stop going to college? It took Andrea an undergrad degree in Communications, a Master's in Communications, a Master's in Graphic Design, a Military Journalism degree and a CPCU insurance degree to decided enough is enough. 

She believes in life long education and will never stop learning.

Teaching the Too Cool Method

Andrea shares the Too Cool method in a the book How to Make a Too Cool T-shirt Quilt. She also has a series of video teaching the method. Andrea also has lectured about and taught the method to quilt groups throughout the country.

Life Before Making T-shirt Quilts Full-Time

Andrea was a medical malpractice insurance underwriter in her life before T-shirt quilts. It was a jump from there to being a small business owner. Her Mom told her that she would be bored to death in 6 months. Well Mom, it's been 18 years quilt making full-time and there hasn't been a dull moment yet!


Andrea's Favorite Personal Quilts:

One favorite is never enough!

Coronoavirus Quilt small


Travel Quilt front 800-1


Stained Glass one-1


Andrea bug quilt

My quilt from 1968 copy

Andrea's first quilt. Age 5.


When not quilting, Andrea and her husband enjoy getting out and riding their tandem.  The quilt here was made from biking jerseys.


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