Andrea Funk

By: Andrea Funk on December 27th, 2021

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Examples of Awesome T-shirt Quilts

Photographs of T-shirt Quilts  |  T-shirt Quilt Details

Looking at photographs of lots and lots T-shirt quilts is a great way to figure out what you like and don't like when it to your T-shirt quilt. Here are photographs 24 awesome T-shirt quilts. I hope you enjoy them!

Next to each photograph is information about style, the size, which border (if any), and why I like the quilt. 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020  Roots & Wings Run Stained GlassRoots & Wings Annual Run/Walk
T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained Glass, Navy leading

Border: 4" pieced

Size: 64" x 80" Twin size range

About:
This quilt actually only has three colored T-shirts -- gray, orange, and teal. The rest of the T-shirts are white, yet this quilt is still so colorful.

The colored border and the blank colored blocks are what makes it so colorful. 

The other thing I like is that all the T-shirts are from the same run -- The Roots and Wings run. 

 



Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - graduation T-shirt Quilt

High School Graduation 

Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: None

Size: 84" x 92" - Full size

About:
The muted army green you see in this quilt was this young woman's favorite color. However, there wasn't any of that color in her T-shirts, and she didn't have enough T-shirts to make a full size quilt. 

So, we used filler blocks of this green and other blocks from her T-shirts to include her favorite color and make her quilt larger without having to add more T-shirts. 

Read more about how to make a T-shirt quilt larger without adding more T-shirts here. 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Memorial clothing QuiltMemorial Clothing Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: None

Size: 52" x 64" - Large lap size

About:
This is one of 27 quilts and pillows we made a family from their Husbands/ Dad/ or Granddad's clothing.

Each family member received a quilt. The family matriarch went through all the clothing and divided it up so each person would get a quilt that reflected them and their relationship to their loved one who died. 

These quilts were gifted this Christmas to tear, sorrow and joy. 

Click here to read more about having a memory quilt made from your loved one's clothing. 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - RunDisney T-shirt Quilt

runDisney T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: None

Size: 100" x 112" - King size

About:
runDisney is a series of races put on by Disney. They take place at the theme parks. 

This quilt might seem like it has T-shirts from a million different races. But there's not as many as you might expect. You can go to one race series and walk away with 5 T-shirts! So, they can add up fast.

The runDisney T-shirts are also mostly tech fabric. The bonus of tech fabric is that the colors never fade. So the quilts are bright and vibrant and stay that way. 

Read about using Tech fabrics in your quilt here.

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - East Central HS T-shirt QuiltEast Central High School T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 4" pieced + 2" solid border

Size: 68" x 84" - Wider than a twin size

About:
I like the color theme going on with this quilt. I don't have a lot of connection with the T-shirts, but I still love the quilt. 

This is because the quilt's colors are uniform - red, black and gray. This makes for a cohesive feeling quilt.  

The border is also striking. 

Read more about monochromatic quilts here. 

 

 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 -novelty border

T-shirt Quilt With Novelty Fabric Pieced Border 

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 4" pieced + 2" solid border

Size: 64" x 76" - Larger than a multi use size

About:
The 4" pieced border on this quilt is made from novelty fabrics that the quilt owner had collected. 

Although we don't know the story, each piece of fabric tells a story for the quilt owner. 

The fabrics also give this quilt a different feel and looking from other quilts we make.  

 


To learn more about having a quilt made from your T-shirts, we invite you to download our T-shirt Quilt Buyer’s Guide. 
It’s a great place to begin your research about T-shirts quilts.T-shirt Quilt Buying Guide


Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Rolling Stones T-shirt QuiltRolling Stones
T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 4" pieced

Size: 80" x 92" Full size range

About:
This is an awesome T-shirt quilt. 

The Rolling Stones have been around for a long time! In this quilt is a shirt that celebrates the 58th anniversary of the Stones. They have stood the test of time!

Between the body of the quilt and the red 4" border is a thin line of light gray piping. This give the entire quilt a pop! It also helps separate all the different reds in the quilt from the red of the border. 

Read more about piping here. 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Pop or Soda logosPop or Soda Logo T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: None

Size: 48" x 48" - Lap size

About:
There are only 12 T-shirts in this quilt. By using small blocks of color from the T-shirts through out the quilt, we were able to make the quilt larger. 

These blocks also make the quilt colorful and fun. 

These T-shirts were what a young man mostly wore throughout high school. So this was his high school graduation quilt!

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Guy Harvey T-shirt QuiltGuy Harvey T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 2" solid

Size: 64" x 76" - Multi use size range

About:
This quilt stood out to me because all the T-shirts used in the quilt were white. 

Despite only using white T-shirts, the quilt is very colorful. The royal blue 2" solid border frames the quilt and adds to the colorful feel. 

I also like the theme. Quilts with a theme tend to be more appealing to others. I would take this quilt if they didn't want it. 

Read more about all white T-shirt quilts here. 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - happy dogDog's T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: none

Size: 40" x 40" - Dog bed size? Smaller than a lap size.

About:
This quilt was made for these two cute dogs.

The theme is about dogs, which is logical. 

My hope is that they don't eat the quilt. They look too well behaved for that... but with dogs, you never know!

Read more about dogs eating quilts here.

 

dogs on quilt

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - dogs, dogs, dogs quilt

Dogs and More Dogs T-shirt Quilt 

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 4" pieced solid border

Size: 84" x 92" -  Full size

About:
Another dog quilt! Our dogs are what got us through 2020 without going totally mad!

This quilt is for a guy who loves his golden-doodle. I too have a golden-doodle, so I know where he is coming from.  They are the best dogs. 

The border is an Ombre Rainbow or ROY G. BIV border. 

Here's more about some of the cool border we can do on your T-shirt quilt.

 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - U of M Quilt FrontUniversity of  Michigan "M"
T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: None

Size: 88" x 76" Landscape orientation

About:
This is a quilt that was insane to make but so cool when finished! The block parts of the M were easy. The angled parts were more difficult. 

On the back of the quilt, you can clearly see the M. We used yellow thread on the yellow and navy on the navy.  Looks awesome!

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020  U of M Quilt Back

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Ohio State Stained Glass The Ohio State T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-glass - black leading

Border: 2" solid

Size: 76" x 84" - between a twin and a full size.

About:
The Ohio State and the University of Michigan are great rivals on the playing field. 

They also seem to be rivals in the bedroom! 

Each of these two quilts are incredible. I think that they are both winners. 

Different, yet so unique.

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - BombFun Quotes & Saying T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 2" solid + 4" pieced + 2" solid border

Size: 60" x 60" - Square

About:
We read every T-shirt that comes through the door. This one was a lot of fun to read! There is a saying for everything. 

You learn a lot about people from their T-shirts. This person has great snark! Someone to catch a beer with. 

Here's how to decide if you want a border on your quilt.

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 Grandmothers stainted glass T-shirt quiltMy Grandmother's T-shirts - T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-Glass - lime green leading

Border: 4" pieced

Size: 64" x 72" - Multi use size range

About:
I love every stained glass T-shirt quilt that we make.

If you get a grandmother feel from this quilt, you are spot on. 

A young woman had us make this quilt for her to celebrate the life of her grandmother who had recently passed away.  Now she can wrap herself up in her grandmother!

Read more about stained-glass T-shirt quilts here. 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020  - little kidA Kid's T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: none

Size: 56" x 68" - Large lap size range

About:
It's the T-shirts and the story they tell that make this quilt so awesome.  I can see little kids wearing these T-shirts.

The color also work well in the quilt. There are so many different color that they fuse together nicely. 

These T-shirts might not be appropriate for a High School graduation T-shirt quilt. Consider having a quilt made after the 5th grade for your child. 

Read more here about when to have a
quilt made for your child. 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Scarf Stained Glass

Silk Scarf Quilt 

Style: Stained-Glass - black leading

Border: 2" x 4" block pieced border

Size: 60" x 40" -  Landscape orientation

About:
This quilt was made from silk scarves. It was made to hang on a wall in the owner's home. 

The colors are rich and vibrant.

This is something totally different than a T-shirt quilt, but made with the same techniques. 

Coronoavirus QuiltCovid-19 or 2020 Sucks T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-glass - black leading.

Border: 4" pieced

Size: 60" x 72" Multi use size

About:
We actually have made this quilt 4 times! We used it as a teach tool for a series of videos we made on the stained-glass style. 

It's such a fun and cheerful quilt that it was not bad having to make this over and over. 

Spend a little time looking at the subject matter of the quilt and it will make you smile. It's a little happiness for a dark time. 

 



 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Boise StateBoise State Broncos T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 2" solid

Size: 72" x 80" - Between a twin and a full size

About:
When I was looking for quilts to include in the Best of 2020 series, I kept coming back to  this quilt. 

It catches your attention. The bright orange and royal reach out and grab you. 

This quilt is also a great example of two color quilt. 

I just like it!

 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Cleveland StateCleveland State University T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 4" pieced + 2" solid

Size: 96" x 104" - Larger than a queen size

About:
I put this quilt in with the Boise State quilt and another example of a college or university quilt. 

This is a great monochromatic style quilt. Black, white, gray and one color. 

Read more about monochromatic quilts here. 

 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - stained glass colorful

This is Your Life With Some Red Bull T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-Glass - black leading

Border:4" pieced + 2" solid

Size: 92" x 100" - Queen size

About:
A "This is Your Life" T-shirt quilt is a window into the life of another person. You get to know what they like, where they have been and what they like to do. 

This quilt is a great example of this. 

The colorful border truly has that stained glass feel to it. 

 

 

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - Fire IslandFire Island T-shirt Quilt

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 2" + 4" + 2" solid border

Size: 92" x 100" - Queen size

About:
This quilt is about and celebrates summers at Fire Island, New York. 

The person we made this quilt for wanted a queen size quilt, but they didn't have enough T-shirts to make a quilt that size. 

To make it larger, we first added blank blocks of color from their T-shirts. We then added a triple border. 

The result is so colorful and cheerful. It feels like summer.

Best of T-shirt quilt of 2020 - mutedDogs and More Dogs T-shirt Quilt 

Style: Standard Too Cool Style

Border: 4" pieced solid border

Size: 84" x 92" -  Full size

About:
The softness of the color pallet of this quilt just hooked me!  The border emphasizes this.

The are a lot of black T-shirts in this quilt, but it doesn't feel dark because they are spaced out with color. 

This is just one of those quilts that hooked me.

 

 

 


To learn more about having a quilt made from your T-shirts, we invite you to download our T-shirt Quilt Buyer’s Guide. 
It’s a great place to begin your research about T-shirts quilts.

T-shirt Quilt Buying Guide


 

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. 

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