Andrea Funk

By: Andrea Funk on March 2nd, 2017

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T-shirt Quilt at Your Graduation Open House

Styles & Types of T-shirt Quilts

graduation t-shirt quiltThere are many reasons to have a graduation open house for your son or daughter. 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.

Here are 10 reasons to hang a T-shirt quilt at your open house.

1. The quilt can help start a conversation.

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 son or daughter. Stories connect us all.

2. A specific 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 quilt is bright and colorful.

Having 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 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 for your open house.

graduation open house5. 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.

6. Block the sun.

If you know that the sun will make part of your tent uninhabitable for part of the open house, hang the T-shirt quilt so it will block the sun.

7. Bragging rights.

Your son or daughter has done some awesome things in high school. And the T-shirts in his or her quilt will prove this without you even having to mention his or her feats.

8. Because your neighbor plans on hanging a quilt.

In 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 not just a rage; they are a standard part of a graduation open house.

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.

10. It will remind you 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.


If you are in the process of planning a graduation T-shirt quilt for your son or daughter, here's a guide about graduation T-shirt quilts that can help.

Planning a Graduation T-shirt Quilt

graduation open house quilt 

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.