Quilts Made With Your T-shirts

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A Fabulous T-shirt Quilt

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

After all, they are your T-shirts.

You will probably like any T-shirt quilt that has been made with your T-shirts, simply because they are your T-shirts.  Although why you like the quilt may have more to do with your love of your T-shirts rather than the actual quilt.  

So, how do you know if you have a stunningly awesome T-shirt quilt?

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Topics: Too Cool T-shirt Quilts, T-shirt Quilts

T-shirt Quilts - What Can Go Wrong

Posted by Andrea Funk on July 18, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

I have heard some awful horror stories about people’s experiences with other T-shirt quilt makers. Here are a few of those stories and how to avoid them. 

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Topics: About T-shirt Quilts

A T-shirt Quilt - A Perfect Wedding Gift

Posted by Andrea Funk on July 11, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

Why is a T-shirt quilt a perfect wedding gift?

If you are looking for a wedding gift that perfectly symbolizes the union of a bride and groom, you can’t get much better than a joint T-shirt quilt. Half the T-shirts come from the bride and half from the groom. So the quilt would have T-shirts telling the story of each of their lives before they met one another as well as T-shirts telling the story of their courtship. 

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Topics: Types of T-shirt Quilts, T-shirt Quilts, Using T-shirt Quilts

A Different Baby Shower Gift - a T-shirt Quilt

Posted by Andrea Funk on July 4, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

I am sure you will agree that finding a baby shower gift that will standout and stand the test of time can be a challenge.  But I promise that there is a gift that will meet these requirements.  

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Topics: Types of T-shirt Quilts

Too Many Old Travel T-Shirts? Make a Quilt!

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

By Clark Norton

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Topics: Collecting T-shirts for a Quilt

How to Speak T-shirt Quilts

Posted by Andrea Funk on June 27, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

I am sure you will agree that you can be at a disadvantage when talking with a quilt maker if you don't know the lingo of the quilting world. But I promise that learning the basic language of T-shirt quilt making won't be difficult. And by knowing the language, it will be easier for you to communicate your wished to your quilt maker. 

To help you get started, here is a list of the most important definitions.

1. Graphic
This is the design, logo or image on your T-shirt.

2. Block
A block refers to the graphic after it has been cut out of the T-shirt. A quilt is made up of blocks. A T-shirt can yield one or more blocks depending on the number of graphics on a shirt.

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Topics: About T-shirt Quilts

My First T-shirt Quilt

Posted by Andrea Funk on June 20, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

My first quilt sucked. 

There, I said it. I’m not going to deny it; the first T-shirt quilt I made was awful.

Why am I sharing this with you? Because I think you can learn a few things from my first quilt. Since 1992, I have made thousands of T-shirt quilts. Instead of cringing at my first attempt, I am going to share with you what I learned.

Lesson 1 - Don’t give your T-shirts to an amateur who's never made a T-shirt quilt before.

I was lucky that my sister didn’t know anything about quilt making. And even more fortunate, she felt free to give me a boatload of feedback upon the completion of her quilt.  

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Topics: T-shirt Quilts

What Size T-shirt Quilt Is Right For You?

Posted by Andrea Funk on June 13, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

One of the first things you need to do when planning a T-Shirt quilt is decide what size quilt you want made. You may know right off what size quilt you want. But what if you don’t, here are some ideas that might help you decide what size quilt to have made.

How are you planning to use your quilt?

Think about how you plan to use your quilt. Is the quilt going to be used primarily on your bed, or is it going to be used as a couch throw?

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Topics: Preparing T-shirts for a Quilt

Cheap T-shirt Quilt – 20 Reasons To Have One Made

Posted by Milie Funk on June 6, 2016 6:30:00 AM EDT

1. You hate your T-shirts.  They are horrible shirts and you literally hate everything about them.

2. You are planning on losing your quilt shortly after you get it.  You think of a T-shirt quilt as if it were a pair of sunglasses: cheep and replaceable.

3. The quilt is for an acquaintance. Why bother with a nice one? After all, it’s just for your brother’s best friend’s little sister.

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Topics: Just for Fun

Virginia Tech T-shirt Quilt

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

I have never been to Blacksburg, Virginia. I have never visited Virginia Tech.

But Virginia Tech fans have found Too Cool T-shirt Quilts! Over the past couple years we have made over 10 orange and maroon VT T-shirt quilts! Throughout this article and at the bottom you will find photographs of some of the VT T-shirt quilts we have made.

And every time we worked on a VT quilt, we would invariably ask: “What’s a Hokie?” 

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Topics: Photographs of T-shirt Quilts

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. 

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