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Comparing T-shirt Quilts

Take the Quiz: Figure Out Which Style of T-shirt Quilt is Best for You

April 17th, 2023

By Andrea Funk

Too Many T-shirts calls for a T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Planning your T-shirt quilt is important. To get the quilt of your dreams, you need to do a little planning. Here are the initial steps in the planning process. 

1. Choose the Perfect Style Quilt for Your T-shirts: Your Initial Step in the Planning Process

What style of T-shirt quilt do you want?If you are planning to have a quilt made from your T-shirts, your first decision is, "Which style quilt you want?" With a variety of styles to choose from, each one resulting in a unique look and feel, the possibilities are endless.

To discover the perfect style for you and your T-shirts, take a quick quiz and let us guide you towards the T-shirt quilt style that aligns with your individual needs and preferences. Get ready to showcase your memories in a truly remarkable way.

Take the Quiz!

2. Making the Distinction: Choosing Between a T-shirt Blanket or a T-shirt Quilt

fleece on the back of a T-shirt quilt makes it a T-shirt blanketNot all T-shirts quilts advertised as quilts, are actually quilts. Distinguishing between a T-shirt quilt and a T-shirt blanket is an important consideration in your purchase.

The difference between a blanket and a quilt goes beyond just the name. From the construction and quality to the overall appearance and durability, each option offers a unique set of characteristics. It's essential to determine your preference before making a purchase, ensuring that you get the desired look, feel, and longevity for your T-shirt quilt or blanket.

Asking the right questions of your quilt maker is crucial in ensuring the desired outcome of your quilt. The linked article below serves as an excellent resource for identifying the key questions to ask.

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

How to Order a T-shirt Quilt


3. Do You Want a Quilt Made Exclusively With T-shirts or a Mix of Fabrics?

Clothing can be used in a T-shirt quiltSome quilt makers 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 quilt maker using a method that allows for this.

4. Determining the Quality of Your T-shirt Quilt: A Vital Aspect of the Planning Process

Fabric batting and thread quality makes a difference in a T-shirt QuiltWhen it comes to quilts, you have a variety of options to choose from, including heirloom-quality and budget-friendly options. What is your priority for your quilt? Do you desire a piece that can be passed down for generations, or simply something to keep up with the trend?


Different perspectives exist regarding the appearance of a T-shirt quilt. When searching for a quilt maker, it is essential to clearly outline your desired aesthetic for the final product.

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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.