Cost of a T-shirt Quilt with Border

We have a number of different options and styles of borders that you can choose to add to your quilt. The styles are described with photographs below.

Frequently we are asked if a border will increase the size of a quilt. And the answer is yes and no:

  1. Yes, it will increase the size of your quilt if you add a border to a set number of T-shirts. For example, if your T-shirts will make a quilt that is 52 x 64 without a border, if we add a border, it will make the quilt larger.
  2. No, it will not increase the size of a quilt if you include the size of the border when plan your quilt. Let's look at an example:
    • If you want a quilt that is 52 x 64 with a border, then adding the border will not make the quilt larger. But, that border will make the inside of your quilt smaller. That is, the T-shirt part of the quilt will be smaller.
    • In this case, the T-shirt area will be be 48 x 60. Then, adding the 2" border to all four sides, the final quilt will remain 52 x 64.
    • So, after deciding what final size you want your quilt to be, if you add a border to that size, t-shirt area will be smaller by the width of the border on each side.  
    • Keep in mind that, the wider the border, the fewer number of T-shirts needed for your Quilt.

2022 T-shirt Quilt with Border Pricing

Description Lap Large Lap Multi Use Twin Full Queen King  
Dimensions 48 x 48 52 x 64 60 x 72 60 x 84 84 x 92 92 x 100 100 x 112

The wider the border, the fewer   T-shirts needed.arrow-down-#26b4db


Approx. No. of T-shirts 15-20 18-25 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-80
2" Solid $500 $606 $739 $819 $1,033 $1,127 $1,257
4" Solid $512 $621 $757 $839 $1,058 $1,154 $1,288
4" Solid + 2" Solid $553 $670 $818 $906 $1,143 $1,247 $1,391
4" Pieced $553 $670 $818 $906 $1,143 $1,247 $1,391
4" Pieced + 2" Solid $594 $720 $879 $973 $1,228 $1,339 $1,494
2" Solid + 4" Pieced
+ 2" Solid
$615 $745 $909 $1,007 $1,270 $1,385 $1,545















*Prices effective until 7/1/2022

  • Remember if you are planning on adding a border, you will need fewer T-shirts. The larger the border, the fewer the number of T-shirts you will need.
  • Please note that the border and the binding are two separate items. Every quilt has a binding that goes around the entire quilt. The border is part of the quilt top. Read more about the difference between a border and a binding here. 

T-shirt Quilt Border Styles

Do you need a border? 

Here's an article comparing the same quilt with and without a border. There are 12 examples like this. If you are thinking about a border but just aren't sure - it's a great place to begin. 

How to Decided if You Want a Border on Your T-shirt Quilt

Compare 4 with border A Compare 4 without border A


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