Most Americans will admit that we all have too much stuff! We will also admit that it is hard to let go of this same stuff. One of these things we have too many of is T-shirts. So, how many do you need to have to wear?
There are many styles of T-shirt quilts. Some styles are very traditional while others are much more modern. The question to ask about any solution is, does it solve all the challenges inherent to all T-shirt quilts? Here is a look at the three problems that have to be solved in order to consider a T-shirt quilt successful.
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.
There are two main styles of T-shirt quilts. The traditional style of quilt. This style is comprised of uniform sized blocks that are lined up in rows and columns. The puzzle style also known as the Too Cool style or the variable block style. Here's an article that explores the 6 styles of T-shirt quilts. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of a puzzle style T-shirt quilt. Understanding the good and the bad of a puzzle style T-shirt quilt will help you know if this style is good for your T-shirts.
The Stained-Glass T-shirt Quilt! The creation of the Too Cool style stained-glass T-shirt quilt is the coolest quilt I have made in years! The thin fabric between blocks, mimics the “lead came” seen in actual stained-glass. I love how it sets off the colorful blocks. From here on, we will call lead came simply “leading.” The photos just don’t do the quilt justice. There are also additional photos below.
We get this question a lot! Yes they can. They can be mixed in with any other type of material that is machine washable. When the quilt is finished, it is difficult to know if a block was from a T-shirt or a sweatshirt.
Here’s the situation: you want your quilt larger than your T-shirts will make. For example, you want a queen size quilt for your bed, but only have enough T-shirts to make a quilt that is between a twin and a full size. What are your options?