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Care for T-shirt Quilts

The following information relates to quilts made by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts but may be applied to other quilts, T-shirts or other laundry issues.

Nicki and Grandpa with a Too Cool T-shirt Quilt


Generally, wash your quilt in a washing machine in cold water. If the quilt is large... queen size or larger... we recommend washing it in a front loading machine or at a laundry mat in a large front loading machine.

We have found the quilts to be durable. We have one that was washed just about every weekend for the past 5 years and it is still in awesome condition!


Dry in a dryer like you would dry your clothes. You can also line dry it, but it may be a little crunchy as all line dried clothes tend to be.

Washing T-shirt quilts in the washing machine.

Color Fastness

Shout Color Catchers are perfect for washing T-shirt QuiltsIf your quilt has T-shirts you don’t trust to be 100% color fast, we recommend you wash your quilt with the Shout Color Catchers.

If you notice after the first wash that the dye is bleeding (the Color Catchers and the white T-shirts are the color of that one suspect T-shirt) don’t panic!

Wash the quilt right away again with more Color Catchers. Don’t let it dry. Keep it in the washing machine. If the bleeding is bad, it may take two or three additional washes. But by keeping it wet and using the Color Catchers, you should be able to get the excess dye out.

We actually tried this on a quilt. We purposely did not the set the dye on a red backing. When we washed the quilt, the backing fabric did bleed. Everywhere. The whole quilt was pink!

After 4 washes with the Color Catchers, the white T-shirts were back to white.

This principle can also be applied to the red socks in the white laundry load syndrome! No more pink underwear!

Note: Not a paid endorsements of products. We use this product every day in our own personal laundry.

red white and black T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilt


T-shirts tend to get holes in them. It's their nature. If you start noticing holes in the quilt top, you need to stop their spread as soon as possible.

Fray check is perfect to stopping holes in quiltsTo do this, just apply a drop of Fray Check on the hole. Fray Check is a clear fabric glue that stops fabric from Fraying. Fray Check can be purchased at any fabric store such as JoAnns.

Fray Check is awesome stuff. It is also great for keeping buttons on T-shirts. Just put one drop of Fray Check on each button and they will not fall off!

Note: Not a paid endorsements of products. We use this product every day on our customers quilts as well as our own personal projects.

Hole in T-shirt


We try very hard to make sure that we have clipped all the threads from the quilt, you may notice when your quilt is new that we missed clipping a thread. Don’t worry, just clip the thread close to the top and the problem is solved.

Finding threads on a T-shirt quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilt


Why would a T-shirt quilt need to be dry-cleaned?

How long will a T-shirt quilt last?

Are there other ways to clean a T-shirt quilt?

What our customers are saying

“Heading off to college, I wanted something to remember all of the good times Ive had before left home.

Too Cool T-shirt Quilts allowed me to recycle some of the old T-shirts I had outgrown into something new that I can appreciate and enjoy for years to come.”

Jacks quilt with border with flannel in border 3

Best present I've ever received!

During our 52 years of marriage, I’ve cuddled up to 'Bear' in each of these shirts.  Now this quilt is the closest thing I have to being with him again!

Bear T-shirt Quilt by Too Cool T-shirt Quilts