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. Here are some items you can consider:
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.
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.
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.
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. Fireman will trade almost anything for other cities ’ fire stuff. It's more fun running amuck with other cities ’ stuff on than their city. Don't ask me how I know. It's definitely the tightest brotherhood of any job-group that I know of. Rick Gorsk
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.