Most Americans will admit that we all have too much stuff! We will also admit that it is hard to let go of this same stuff. One of these things we have too many of is T-shirts. So, how many do you need to have to wear?
This is one of the most frequent questions we are asked about T-shirt quilts. Since it’s called a T-shirt quilt, many people think that you can only use T-shirts in such a quilt. A T-shirt quilt is much more than just T-shirts.
If you are in the process of finding someone to make your T-shirt quilt, you may not have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Our T-shirt Quilt Buying Guide has the information you need to fill in any knowledge gaps.
Are you considering making your own T-shirt quilt? With the right directions, skills, time, experience and tool, you probably can make your own quilt. But before you begin, you need to know if you have what it takes to complete the project. We have rescued many “would-be” T-shirt quilt makers who found themselves over their heads with the project. But the final quilt ended up costing more than it would have if a professional quilt maker had made the quilt from the get-go.
There are many styles of T-shirt quilts. Some styles are very traditional while others are much more modern. The question to ask about any solution is, does it solve all the challenges inherent to all T-shirt quilts? Here is a look at the three problems that have to be solved in order to consider a T-shirt quilt successful.
There are two main styles of T-shirt quilts. The traditional style of quilt. This style is comprised of uniform sized blocks that are lined up in rows and columns. The puzzle style also known as the Too Cool style or the variable block style. Here's an article that explores the 6 styles of T-shirt quilts. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of a puzzle style T-shirt quilt. Understanding the good and the bad of a puzzle style T-shirt quilt will help you know if this style is good for your T-shirts.
Are you looking for something meaningful to do with the clothing of a deceased loved one? Have you considered having a memorial quilt or pillow made from their clothing?