Why do firefighters have so many T-shirts? Rick Gorski, a volunteer firefighter from Cleveland Ohio area puts it this way: The biggest reason is because of the large amount of "traded" T-shirts. Firemen are famous for collecting T-shirts from other departments. Most T-shirts warn by firemen are not from the city that they protect.
In 1992 the first T-shirt quilt I made was for my sister who is runner. Since that first quilt, I have discovered that you can use much more than just T-shirts in a quilt. Here are a number of other items that can be used in your quilt. As long as it’s machine washable, we can use it.
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 many different styles of T-shirt quilts. Each style can result in a different look and feel. And each style also comes with it’s own issues. Here is a look at the types of T-shirt quilts. You can click on each style or read from top to bottom.
Post College Your college days are behind you, yet you still have a huge pile of T-shirts from your sorority life. You can’t bear to part with them, yet you don’t wear them anymore. After all, a sorority T-shirt looks funny under a business suit! So, you are stuck with a huge pile of T-shirts. A T-shirt quilt will let you get rid of that pile of T-shirts, yet retain all the images that trigger memories.
A monochromatic T-shirt quilt, as the name implies, are made from one color of T-shirts augmented with white, gray and/or black T-shirts. Your T-shirts might be like this. Typically these types of quilts are made from high school or college T-shirts or a quilt from a single sports team.
Many of the T-shirt quilts that we make here at Too Cool T-shirt quilts are for high school graduation gifts. After you go through the long process of getting your child’s T-shirts together and having a quilt made, then comes the difficult decision; will you allow them to take it to college? We’ve compiled an argument for each possibility that may help you make your decision.