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By: Andrea Funk on January 17th, 2022

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The Best T-shirt Quilts of 2021 - Part 3 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 third group of awesome quilts we made in 2021 is Stained-glass style T-shirt quilts. 

Stained-glass Style T-shirt Quilt Examples

Colorful Stained-Glass T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

This is My Life T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-Glass

Border: 4" pieced border 

Size: 80" x 96" Between standard sizes

I love this stained-glass T-shirt quilt because it feels like stained-glass. 

This is a "This is My Life" T-shirt quilt. There is no one theme to the quilt. It just is T-shirts from this woman's life. 

There is also a dog leash on a pink block on the left hand side of the quilt. This is from her dog that had died shortly before we made her quilt.  

Read more about stained-glass T-shirt quilts here. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanqueray Stained-Glass Stained-Glass T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Tanqueray T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-glass

Border: 4" pieced border

Size: 84 x 92 - Full Size

Tanqueray is a London dry gin that is distilled in Bloomsbury, London

For years, Tanqueray sponsored a bike event to benefit AIDS patients. This customer was very involved with this ride for year. 

This quilt represents his years of support and participation in the ride.

 

 

 

 

 

the coaches' Stained-glass - T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Swim Coaches' Retirement T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-glass

Border: 4" solid

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

What do you get a retiring coach? This swimming coach received this awesome T-shirt quilt. 

There are even a parts of a swimming suit in the quilt. Can you find them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted T-shirts all white Stained-Glass T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Painted T-shirts, T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-glass

Border: None

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

A grandmother painted these T-shirts over a number of summers. Each summer her grand daughters came to visit for part of the summer. These were painted with her grand daughters. 

This quilt was made for one of these grand daughters. 

This is cool because all the T-shirts are white and the leading between the T-shirts is green. And the T-shirts are beautiful. 

Our employees like this quilt the best of all the quilts we made in 2021.

Hard Rock Cafe - All white Stained-Glass T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-Glass

Border: 4" pieced

Size: 72 x 88 This is between a twin size and full size. 

We made this quilt shortly after we made the all white quilt that is above this quilt. 

We liked the white quilt so much that decided we need to make one our selves. 

Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts are inexpensive to purchase on eBay.

Then we decided to add an all white border. 

We had a lot of fun making this quilt.

It is now hanging in our shop in Charlotte MI.  

 

Hotshot fire fighter Stained-Glass T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

A Smoke Jumper's T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-glass

Border: 4" solid

Size: 100 x 112 King size. 

This quilt was made for a Smoke Jumper or Hotshot forest firefighter. 

There are some larger items, but most everything was on the smaller logo size. 

In the corners are bandana from different events and fire companies. 

Believe it or not, there was a faint smell of smoke in these clothing items. It helped me get into the mood of the project! 

 

 

Stained-glass - my life Stained-Glass T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts

This is My Life T-shirt Quilt

Style: Stained-glass

Border: 4" pieced

Size: 64 x 80 This is in the twin size range. 

This is another colorful "This Is Your Life" T-shirt quilts. I like to contrast this one with the first two quilts in this article. 

This quit is colorful, but it's a much different pallet than the ones above. 

It's also different because we used a dark maroon for the leading. I think it works beautifully with the colors of the T-shirts. 

 

 

 

 

Here is part 1 of this series. High School and College T-shirt quilts.

Here is part 2 of this series - Theme T-shirt Quilts

Watch for part 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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