When you are planning a T-shirt quilt, first learn as much as you can about T-shirt quilts – there is a lot to know. Next find a quilt maker. When you think that you have found someone, take time to either interview her and/or get the answers to these questions from her website. If you know ahead of time what you can expect, you won't end up with a T-shirt quilt that will break your heart.
That will depend on the style of quilt you have made. Below is how to figure out "how many" for a number of different style of T-shirt quilts. Click on the quilt style you are interested in reading about. Click here to learn more about different styles of T-shirt quilts.
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 so many different ways to make T-shirt quilts. There are different ways to cut the blocks, different ways to layout the quilt top, different batting choices, different quilting styles, and different binding styles. How do you figure out which style is for you?
Before you can choose the colors for the backing and binding material of your T-shirt quilt, you need to know what backing and binding materials are. Backing Material The backing material is the fabric that you see on the back of a quilt. Too Cool T-shirt Quilts uses solid color 100% cotton fabric. So you will need to choose a color for this fabric. You have over 250 choices. Note: We do not use white on the back of T-shirt quilts because it is difficult to keep clean while we work and it is see through. Quilt Binding The binding is the fabric that is sewn around the outside of a T-shirt quilt. You see about ½" of the binding from the top, side and back of a quilt. Bindings are used to cover the raw edges of the quilt top, batting and backing materials. We have over 400 solid-color and print bindings from which to choose. Note: We do not use white for binding because it is difficult to keep clean while we are working with it and it will show all the dirt. White will quickly become grungy. Here are 10 terms you might want to learn about T-shirt quilts.
Here’s your 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 to make a quilt that is between a twin and a full size. What are your options? Accept the quilt at the size that your T-shirts will make. If you don’t like the look of blank blocks or a border and do not have more T-shirts that you could add, you can just have us make your quilt the size the T-shirts allow. Remember, we can make your quilt in between standard sizes.