We have not always added borders to our T-shirt quilts. As a matter of fact, we only stared offering borders 6 years ago.
If you are on a tight budget yet still want a T-shirt quilt, you have options. There will be tradeoffs, but if you know what those tradeoffs are going in, you will know where to set your expectations.
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.
A border can be added to a T-shirt quilt to either increase the size of the quilt and/or for aesthetic reasons.
Runners have many problems: Stinky Shoes Shin Splints Ear Buds Falling Out Heat Waves and Cold Spells Runner’s Runs Blisters And Too Many T-shirts! Why do you have too many T-shirts? Because you love to race. Racing lets you challenge yourself. You can race for the gold. You can race as a training goal. Some runners race for the T-shirts!
A customer had contacted me because she was concerned that all her T-shirts were black. She felt that without adding colorful blocks or colorful sashing around each block that her quilt would be dark and not appealing. I assured her that a quilt made from all black T-shirts is awesome and much more colorful than she might expect.
If you have spent any time watching tiny house videos on YouTube, you will understand the Tiny House Movement. If not, the tiny house movement is about downsizing. It’s about limiting your impact on the environment. It’s also about finding affordable housing. Plus, so many other things.