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10 Common Misconceptions About T-shirt Quilts

Posted by Andrea Funk on September 26, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

There are a lot of misconceptions about T-shirt quilts – from how they look to how they are made. Below is a look at 10 prevalent misconceptions. We will break each of them down for you and debunk them one at a time. When available, we also have included links to more information about each misconception.

1. There is only one style of T-shirt quilt.

False! There are many different styles of T-shirt quilts: puzzle style, traditional style, traditional style with sashing, crazy quilt style and more. Before you choose a quilt maker, first decided what style of quilt you want and what style would work best for your T-shirts. Read more about the different styles of T-shirt quilts here.

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Topics: Q & A About T-shirt Quilts, T-shirt Quilt Details, Comparing T-shirt Quilts

Exceptional T-shirt Quilts Look Like This

Posted by Andrea Funk on April 25, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

There are a ton of different T-shirt quilt makers out there. How do you find one that will make you an awesome quilt from your T-shirts? Start by looking at a lot of photographs of T-shirt quilts. Compare the different quilts by looking at a few key details in the design of the quilt, the construction of the quilt top, the quilting and how the quilt is bound.

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Topics: The Construction of a T-shirt Quilt, T-shirt Quilt Details

What Makes a T-shirt Quilt Awesome?

Posted by Andrea Funk on February 1, 2016 6:30:00 AM EST

There are a number of qualities that make a T-shirt quilt awesome. Some, you can describe. Some result from getting all the little things right. And there are other qualities that come from great technique and design coupled with the perfect combination of T-shirts.

Below are the top 4 T-shirts quilts made in 2015 with a description of what made each stand out among thousands of other T-shirt quilts made this past year.

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Topics: Photographs of T-shirt Quilts, T-shirt Quilt Details

Six Details That Make a T-shirt Quilt Look Extraordinary

Posted by Andrea Funk on September 9, 2013 11:30:00 AM EDT

On the Internet, there are thousands of photographs of T-shirt quilts. You’ve probably seen them yourself.  Anyone can make a T-shirt quilt, but very few can make an extraordinary T-shirt quilt.  Your T-shirts are important! So when you are looking to have a T-shirt quilt made, don’t trust your T-shirt to just anyone who says they can make a T-shirt quilt.  Look at lots of pictures and pick out the little details that set an awesome T-shirt quilt apart from an ordinary or awful quilt.

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Topics: T-shirt Quilt Details

Andrea_Funk_Head_shotWritten by Andrea T. Funk

Andrea Funk is the inventor of T-shirt quilts made with multiple blocks sizes, no sashing and no iron on backing. In 1992 she founded Too Cool T-shirt Quilts and her life has been immersed in T-shirt quilts ever since.