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10 Reasons to Display a T-Shirt Quilt at Your Graduation Open House

May 15th, 2023

By Andrea Funk

graduation T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

There are many reasons to have a graduation open house for your child. I think the most important reason is to celebrate the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood. It’s a big transition for both the parents and the child.

Hanging a T-shirt quilt at your open house is a great way of visually remembering the events and steps of childhood that have provided the foundation for adulthood.

Both a high school and graduation T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

10 Reasons to Hang a T-shirt Quilt at Your Open House

1. A T-shirt Quilt is a Conversation Starter

Two strangers at your party can use the T-shirt quilt as a way to connect with each other and share a story about your child. Stories connect us all.

2. A T-shirt in the Quilt Could Spark Memories for Your Guest

We forget things all the time. Visual queues are perfect for sparking buried memories.


3. A T-shirt Quilt is Bright and Colorful

Kaylas Graduation Tshirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt QuiltsHaving a bright and colorful quilt will add interest and fun to your open house set up. It may cut down on how much you need to decorate. Here's how to hang a T-shirt quilt.

4. You’re Planning on Having a T-shirt Quilt Made Anyway

Most high school kids these days have a T-shirt quilt made from their high school T-shirts. So why not plan to have the quilt finished in time for your open house.

5. Background for the “Card” Box

Ah, the card box. Depending on your point of view, the card box is either an important part of the open house or a disliked part of attending open houses. Either way, you can make it more enticing by hanging the T-shirt quilt by the card box.


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6. Sun Block

graduation quilt with girl by Too Cool T-shirt QuiltsIf you know that the sun will make part of your tent uninhabitable for part of the open house. You can hang the T-shirt quilt so it will block the sun.

7. Bragging Rights

Your child has done some awesome things in high school. The T-shirts in their quilt will prove this without you even having to mention their feats.

8. Your Neighbor Plans on Hanging a T-shirt Quilt

Graduation T-shirt quilt son and parents by Too cool T-shirt quiltsIn some neighborhoods, keeping up with the Jones is important. By having a Too Cool T-shirt Quilt hanging at your open house, you will surpass the same old, same old T-shirt quilt other people will have made. A T-shirt quilt with one set block size is so last century. Read more about different style of T-shirt quilts here. 

9. T-shirt Quilts Are a Standard Part of Graduation Open Houses

Too Cool T-shirt Quilts has been making T-shirt Quilts for graduation open houses since 1995. A T-shirt quilt is as standard as a photo album or video.

10. The Quilt is a Reminder of Why the Open House is Important

When you are running around with your head cut off like a chicken, working hard to make your open house wonderful for your guest, you will pass by the T-shirt quilt, see a particular T-shirt that evokes a fun memory of your child. Then, you will remember why the party is important.


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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.