What can be used in a baseball or softball T-shirt quilt?
Despite baseball no longer being an Olympic sport, baseball is still being played. My nephew Isaac just finished his last years playing Little League. He was disappointed that team did not make the Little League World Series. But then again, most Little League players are disappointed that their teams did not make the World Series.
To celebrate his final year playing Little League baseball, we made him a T-shirt quilt from all of his favorite baseball T-shirts and related items. These included a jacket and a few ball caps.
Baseball players of all level and skill collect T-shirts and jerseys and ball caps and jackets and pants and even bags. We can use all of these items in a quilt. Below are photos that show how each of these items can be used in a Too Cool T-shirt quilt.
Most Baseball and Softball players end up with
jerseys. The ones we are speaking about are the button up ones that have the team name split down the center where it buttons up. These jerseys are important – they are the uniform that there worn. They have to go into the quilt. At Too Cool T-shirt Quilts, that is no problem. We use them all the time.
Most of the time, if they have top, they have the bottoms. We have used ball pants in a number of different ways. One is to use the pants to make a border for the quilt – either top, top and bottom or around the entire quilt. The other way is to use a piece from the pants within the quilt. This might be the pocket, the strip on the side or the stirrup on the bottom. Send the pants, we can use them.
Ball players end up with a lot of ball caps. Actually, there are very few men out there that do not have too many ball caps! The good news is that they work just fine in a T-shirt quilt. So feel free to send them in with the T-shirts and other items. See photo below with the letter "A".
Ball players have cool socks they wear. If they tell part of the story, we encourage you to use them. The photo here shows the entire sock. We can also choose to just use the graphic or stripe design from the sock.
Bags & Jackets
These items also go along with playing ball. We love to use these items in quilts because they add texture to a quilt. The silkyness of the jackets is a great texture counterpoint to the T-shirts or other fabrics.
Too Cool T-shirt Quilts can use just about any type of fabric in your T-shirt Quilt. Don’t hesitate to send any item you would like to use in your quilt. If we can’t figure out how to use it, we will return the item to you with the quilt.
Celebrate your ball player with a unique T-shirt quilt made from their favorite ball playing clothing items!
To learn more about having a quilt made from your athletic T-shirts, download our free Athletic T-shirt Quilt Buyer's Guide. It's a great place to learn about the different styles and quality of T-shirt quilt.
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.