If you are looking for a special way to celebrate and remember someone you have lost, a quilt made from his or her T-shirts and/or clothing may be just the thing.
A million years ago when I was a kid, nurses wore white uniforms and starched white hats. You could pick out a nurse from miles around. Now days, it seems that everyone but the doctors wear scrubs. And not just the green one you see in surgery, but ones made from printed fabric with all sorts of prints. There are scrubs especially for the holidays, for your favorite team and those that are attractive to kids.
If you are in the process of finding someone to make your T-shirt quilt, you may not have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Our T-shirt Quilt Buying Guide has the information you need to fill in any knowledge gaps.
Life is complex and at times messy. But sharing a T-shirt between two quilts does not have to be complex or messy. Many people have had more than one quilt made and needed to split T-shirts or clothing items between two or more quilts. Below are the best strategies based on our experience with other groups of quilts.
There’s no way around it; losing someone you love is crushing. It will turn your life upside down and inside out and you will never be the same. But time does have a way of dulling the pain and allowing you to get back to a “new” normal. As you are recovering, one of the tasks you will need to do is to deal with the clothing of the person you lost. Clothing is so personal. It holds a person’s scent and just seeing the clothing item can trigger so many memories. This makes it so difficult to go through the clothing and even more difficult to donate it to a charity resale shop. So don’t. Well, you will have to go through the clothing at some point. Here is an article about how to make going through the clothing easier. As for donating the clothing, here are two alternatives.
On the Internet memory quilts range in price from $100 to over $1,000. Why such a large price range? There are a number of factors that go into the cost of making a memory quilt. Here are a number of cost factors that go into the pricing of a memorial quilt.
The challenge was this, take six Relay For Life T-shirts and make them into a fun quilt. Six T-shirts? That’s it? Really? I love being handed a challenge because it takes me out of my comfort zone. And this was a challenge. Not only were there just six identical T-shirts, they were all white!