Quiz: What Style of T-shirt Quilt is Best for You?
There are many different styles of T-shirt quilts. Each style can result in a different look and feel.
If you are planning to have a quilt made from your T-shirts, your first decision is, "Which style quilt you want?" Do you know what style of T-shirt quilt is best for you and your T-shirts? If not, take this quiz to find out.
Are you are planning a T-shirt quilt?
Here are 4 initial decisions to make about a T-shirt quilt. You need to know what you want!
1. Do you want a blanket or a quilt?
Not all T-shirts quilts advertised as quilts are actually quilts. Some are blankets. There is a huge difference! You need to decide if you want a quilt or a blanket.
You need to know what to ask a quilt maker to determine what she is making.
- Here’s an explanation of the difference between a blanket and a quilt.
- Here’s more about questions to ask a quilt maker.
2. Do you want a quilt with a single block size or multiple block sizes?
They are very different. There are two schools of T-shirt quilt making. The traditional method is to make a quilt with a single block size. The modern style uses many block sizes which are puzzled together to make a quilt top.
- Read more about traditional style T-shirt quilts here.
- Read more about modern styles of T-shirt quilts here.
3. Do you want a quilt made with only T-shirts?
Or would you like a quilt that can incorporate any type of fabric? Some quilters can only use T-shirt material. This is because they may not be experienced in mixing other types of fabrics with the T-shirt material. Or they may use a method that does not allow fabrics that are not T-shirt material.
If you want to include other fabrics and items in your quilt, find a quilter using a method that allows for this.
4. What quality quilt do you want?
You can find qualities ranging from heirloom to ultra-cheap quality quilts. What do you want from your quilt? Do you want something that will last for generations? Or are you looking just to have a quilt made because that is what everyone else is doing?
Everyone has different ideas about what a T-shirt quilt is. What a T-shirt quilt should look like. Begin your search for a quilt maker by defining what you want your quilt to look like.