Can a T-shirt be removed from a completed T-shirt quilt? The Short Answer: No. It would ruin the quilt. Why would you want to remove a block from a T-shirt Quilt? The main reason someone wants to remove a block from a quilt is that it should have never been used in the quilt to begin with. This happens when: You are making a quilt for someone else and are not sure what they want used from their T-shirts. Because the T-shirts were not marked clearly enough for us to understand your directions. Assumptions were made that we would know what to use. We did not recognize that an advertisement was an advertisement.
Remember back to middle school when you told your 6th grade science teacher that your dog ate your homework but in reality you forgot it at home? No, maybe that was just me. But dogs really do eat things other than middle school homework; sometimes they take chunks out of beautiful T-shirt quilts! You wouldn't believe some of the calls we've gotten about dogs and repairing 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.
Over the years, we have been asked to take T-shirt quilts made by other T-shirt quilt companies and retro fit it into a Too Cool T-shirt Quilt. A few weeks ago we received this e-mail with the accompanying photo:
I have seen so many T-shirt quilts since I began making them in 1992. Some are cool while others are just ho-hum. But the Pottery Barn’s Burton Brand “Tee Shirt” quilt is by far the most offensive!
As a leading maker of T-shirt quilts, I like to keep up on what is happening in the world of T-shirt quilts. So this week I reviewed various websites of other T-shirt quilt makers. What I found; poor Qulity, same old, same old and copiers. Poor Quality - There are some horrendously dreadful T-shirt quilts being made. Basically they are quickly made with poor quality materials and not worth your money. If someone wants to charge you less than $200 for a quilt, either your aunt is making it for you, or you will get a very wretched “quilt” back.