Using a Flag or Banner on the Back of a T-shirt Quilt
March 8th, 2021
By Andrea Funk
Flags and banners are ubiquitous and universal. Look around and you will see them everywhere! US and state flags, flags for sports teams, Olympic flags, welcome banners and racing flags. They are all around us.
You can put a flag or banner on the back of or in your T-shirt quilt! Here are 4 examples:
We have many photos at the bottom of this article.
1. Add a Flag or Banner to Your Quilt to Represent Something of Importance
When Bruce’s wife had this quilt made, she had his favorite running T-shirts, but she did not have anything that represented Michigan State University. Bruce’s favorite team? Michigan State University.
She and I bounced around ways to represent MSU in the quilt. The green backing and white thread were a given. Rather than just putting a random MSU T-shirt into the mix of running T-shirts, we decided to look into the cost of a college flag to put on the back of the quilt. The cost of the flag was less than $40. Very doable!
2. A Flag or Banner That is No Longer Being Used
This banner was made for a soccer player at Cardinal Mooney High School. The banner was hung outside the family’s home and was taken to soccer games.
Upon graduation, the banner was no longer used. The banner is an important part of the story of the student’s high school time period.
We put this banner on the back of his graduation T-shirt quilt. We choose a red backing material to coordinate with his high school team colors.
3. A Flag or Banner to Remember an Event
Quilt on the left or top - The flag we put on the back of this quilt is from Ferrari Racing and was signed by the drivers. The importance of the flag was in the event and the signatures.
Just with T-shirts, this quilt ended up being a king size. So to include the flag within the quilt, as we would a T-shirt, would have made the quilt way too big. So we put in on the back of the quilt.
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4. A Flag or Banner Within a T-shirt Quilt
If you don’t have enough T-shirts to make a quilt that size you would like, a banner or flag can make the quilt larger. We were way to short on T-shirts for a queen size for this quilt. We made the quilt larger by adding a border and by centering her university banner.
There are no additional charges to use a flag within your quilt like a T-shirt.
If you would like to put a flag on the back of your quilt, there is a $45* charge for the additional labor. *Prices effective until 7/1/2023
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Examples of T-shirts with Flags on the Back:
Andrea Funk is the inventor of T-shirt quilts made with multiple blocks sizes. The modern method of making T-shirt quilts. In 1992 she founded Too Cool T-shirt Quilts. Her life has been immersed in T-shirt quilts ever since.