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By: Andrea Funk on January 10th, 2022

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The Best T-shirt Quilts of 2021 - Part 2 of 4

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Each December I go through photos of the T-shirt quilts we made over the past 12 months. The photograph below shows some of the quilts we made in 2021. There are a lot of them! And there are even more than are shown here in this thumbnail shot of them.   2021 Quilts - thumbnails of most of the quilts made in 2021

It's so difficult to choose which quilts to include in the Best T-shirt Quilts of 2021. This year I have chosen 50 some-odd quilts and pillows to share with you. I just couldn't decide. This is a lot of quilts to look at all at once. So, I will break this into 4 parts.

This second group of awesome quilts we made in 2021 is theme T-shirt quilts. 

Theme T-shirt Quilt Examples

Chicago Bears T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Chicago Bears Football T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border: 4" pieced border 

Size: 80" x 96" This is in the full size range.

The pennants in each corner add a special pizzazz to this quilt.  This makes for such a great looking quilt. 

If you have pennants you would like to include in your quilt, just send them in with your T-shirts.  

 

 

 

 

Gas and oil  T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Gas and Oil T-shirt Quilt

Style:  Regular

Border: None

Size: 92 x 100 - Queen size.

Gas and Oil memorable. If you have ever watch any TV show or YouTube channel about antiques, you have heard about "Gas & Oil."

This quilt is all about gas, oil and the car culture. It's a blast! 

I enjoy looking through the quilt to see how many logos I recognize. Not all, but a lot!

 

 

 



runDisney  T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

runDisney T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border: None

Size: 92 x 100

runDisney is a series of running races that are put on a different Disney theme parks around the world. 

At each race is held over 4 days. You can choose to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon and/or a marathon. You can choose to run one or all of those distances. 

If you run one distance, you will get one T-shirt. If you run two distances, you will get three T-shirts. One T-shirt for each race and one for the race combination. 

If you run all 4 distances, you can end up with over 5 T-shirts! This is perfect for a T-shirt quilt. 

The Who  T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

The Who T-shirt Quilt

Style:  Regular

Border: This is a special border - 3" + 3" + 3" solid border.

Size:  82 x 94 - This is a non standard size.

This customer is a huge The Who fan. 

We designed this special border to mimic the colors and design of their logo. The logo is a circle bulls eye with royal blue on the outside and a red center. 

You can find this logo throughout the quilt.  

I think that this is a perfect border for this quilt. 

Read more about special borders here. 

 

 

 

Mermaids T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Mermaid T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border: None

Size: 100 x 112 - King size

This quilt is all about mermaids. Who knew there were so many different mermaid designs you could get on a T-shirt. 

We started having fun with this quilt as soon as we realized that all the T-shirts had mermaid on them. 

We also had a blast long-arm quilting the quilts. I traced so many different mermaids. 

Below is a video of us quilting this quilt. 

 

 

HubSpot Video

 

Star wars T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Star Wars T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border:  2" solid

Size: 60 x 72 Multi Use Size

This is one of three Star Wars T-shirt quilts we made for one family. 

I remember going to that first Star Wars movie in the summer of 1977.  We heard that there would someday be 9 movies. Glad to live long enough to seen that someday. 

This and the other two quilts in this series are an awesome representation of all those movies. 

 

 

 

 

 

Cystic fibrosis T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Cystic Fibrosis T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border:  None

Size: 92 x 100 - Queen size

This quilt was made by a grandmother for her granddaughter. The granddaughter has cystic fibrosis. These are her T-shirts from the events she attended. 

They wanted the quilt for a queen size bed, but they did not have enough T-shirts. To compensate, we added in black T-shirt material in the cystic fibrosis colors. Looks great!

Read more about making your quilt larger without adding more T-shirts. 

 

 

 Life is Good T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Life is Good T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border:  4" pieced

Size: 60 x 84 - Twin size

On every Life Is Good T-shirt, there are two small logos. A smiley face at the center back of the T-shirt, up by the neck. The other is a little tag on the left hand bottom of the T-shirt. 

We used all those little logos and tags to make the border of this quilt. 

I love this border because it matches the inside of the quilt. And the border is about the quilt. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mario T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Mario T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border: None

Size: 60 x 68 This is 4" shorter than our Multi Use Size. 

This is a visually cohesive quilt. And the topic is cohesive. 

This quilt is perfect to snuggle up in while playing Super Mario. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Harry Potter T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border:  2" solid

Size: 64 x 76 This is 4" wider and longer than our Multi Use Size quilt.

Harry Potter. Do I need to say more?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docker T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Docker T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border: 4" solid

Size: 60 x 72 Multi Use Size

Docker is a software company for developing software applications. The rest is over my head. 

But they have a cute logo and a great color scheme. And this translated into a very nice T-shirt quilt. 

I love how the light blue in the border ties the rest of the quilt together through the logos in so many of the T-shirts. This is a very awesome quilt. 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Fishing T-shirt Quilt

Style: Regular

Border:  2" solid

Size: 84 x 92 Full Size

This fishing themed T-shirt quilt has many different types of fabrics. There were nylon jackets, tech fabric, sun protection shirts as well as T-shirts. 

We can mix and match any types of machine washable materials. 

I love the colors of this quilt. They are so relaxing. (haha)

 

 

 

 

 

Here is part 1 of this series.

Watch for part 3 & 4 of this series!


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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