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T-shirt Pillows - Too Cool Style

October 23rd, 2023

By Andrea Funk

Three Too Cool T-shirt pillows

At Too Cool T-shirt Quilts, we don't just make ordinary T-shirt pillows - we make pillows that are undeniably cool. When we decided to begin making pillows, we had to figure out the best way to turn T-shirts and clothing into a pillow that works.

Here is the list of criteria that our pillows had to meet:

  • Must be able to use multiple T-shirts.
  • Must be quilted.
  • The pillow form must be removable.
  • The pillow form must not show.
  • There needed to be no zipper or buttons involved.
  • Must be washable.
  • Must be durable.
  • And must be in the Too Cool T-shirt Quilts style.

After numerous attempts, we successfully developed a pillow that fulfills all of these criteria.

T-shirt Pillows

Pillows Best of 2022 - 9T-shirt pillows are great if you don’t have enough T-shirts for a T-shirt quilt or if you have more T-shirts than you need for the size quilt you want.  

We can also make a pillow from just one T-shirt. 

We also think that T-shirt pillows will make great gifts because they are less expensive than quilts and require fewer T-shirts. Think coaches, teachers and friends.  

Here's the basic information about pillows. 

  • 1 to 10 T-shirts. The actual number of T-shirts needed will depend on the design(s) on the T-shirts.
  • Size 24" x 24". We selected this size because it is large enough to let us use a numbers of T-shirts.
  • Fully quilted like our T-shirts quilts. We felt it very important that our pillows match our quilts.

Here are photos of the fronts and the backs of our pillows...

4 Pillows by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

the backs of 4 Pillos wby Too Cool T-shirt Quilts


Planning a T-shirt pillow?
Here are step-by-step directions for ordering your Too Cool T-shirt quilt.

How to Order a T-shirt Quilt


Memorial Clothing Pillows

Our memorial pillow transforms your loved one's clothing into a pillow that will bring comfort. You can also have this type of pillow made with your own clothing.

  • 6 washable clothing items. If the items are not washable, then you will need to dry clean the pillow.
  • Size 24" x 24".
  • Fully quilted like our T-shirts quilts.

    Pillows by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts


Pillow Sept 23 purdueThe pricing of a pillow is much less than for one of our quilts because there are a number of steps that we don't have to do for a pillow that we do have to do for a quilt. For example, we don't have to do a three different steps in the layout and design that we do for a quilt. 

We also don't have to add backing fabric into the pricing of a pillow because we are able to long-arm quilt a pillow at the bottom of another quilt. Since you don't see the inside of the pillow, the backing color we use does not matter. 

Read more about the pricing of the pillows here. 


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Here are some photos of our pillows.

Pillows by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Pillow by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Pillow by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Pillows by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Pillows by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Runners quilt and pillow on bed by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts


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.