Just about any part! Front, back, sleeve and the neck line. We can use a front and a back from the same T-shirt. We also can use the legs or the butt from pants or shorts. So you are not limited!
Typically 4 to 6 weeks. It will depend on the time of year. Around Christmas and during high school graduation season, it may be closer to 6 to 8 weeks. In January and in August it could be closer to 3 weeks. If it will be longer than 6 weeks, we will let you know.
If you have a specific date that you need to have your quilt returned by, please indicate this on the order form so we can plan accordingly. We want to make your deadline, and will work nights and weekends to do so if necessary.
Yes. We also can use jersey material - the knit material with holes in it that is used in some football and hockey jerseys.
We will use every part of your T-shirt unless it is X out with blue painters masking tape. You are welcome to put notes on your T-shirts if you have a special request. Please write these notes on blue painters masking tape. This way the note can stay attached to the T-shirt until we have the quilt top sewn together. We have found that paper notes that are pinned or stapled on leave holes in the T-shirts and are difficult to work with when we are cutting and sewing.
Backing colors - we have over 250 colors to choose from. If you want something beyond a standard generally accepted colors, please send a swatch. For example navy, hunter green, red, orange, etc. are colors that are what they are. But a color like teal or sage - there is more interpretation to these colors. So if you would send a swatch of color that would be helpful. You can get a swatch from a paint chip, from one of your T-shirts, a color crayon scribble on a piece of white paper or out of a magazine (circle the color).
Generally we don't do anything about stains. We consider them to be part of the memory of the T-shirts. But not everyone feels that way. So on the order form we have options for directing us how to use T-shirts with stains. We can ignore the stains or cut them off if they are on the outside of the design. If the stain is on the design, we can ignore it or we can cut out the stain and put a piece of matching material behind the hole. This is a radical fix and will not look as good as the design with the stain on it. If there is a stain you want removed, please mark the area with a piece of blue painters masking tape and write on the tape what you would like us to do.
Yes. Have your photograph printed on white T-shirt material. We would suggest that you have the professionally printed. We have found that the iron on transfers you could do at home will not hold up over time.
Too Cool T-shirt Quilts® does not have the facilities to do embroidery here. But you can hire this service from Angie Quant at Marble Hill Designs of Norwood NY. On her website, you can choose the size block and the wording you want on the block. Angie can send the completed block to you or straight here to Too Cool T-shirt Quilts®.
Yes. If you choose to use a credit card for payment, indicate so on the order form. When your quilt is finished we will send you a "ransom" photo of the quilt and then you can call with your credit card number. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you your quilt.
YES WE CAN. See the Already Cut T-shirts page for more information.
No. It would ruin the quilt. So please choose and mark your T-shirts carefully.
No. It would ruin the quilt.
See the How to Hang a Quilt page for more information.
No. There are any number of items that can be used in a T-shirt quilt. Some work better than others, but here is a list of some of the things that we have used...
•Towels •Patches •Bandanas •Socks •Baby/Kid Clothes
•Ballet Skirts* •Mittens* •Bags •Knit Sweaters* •Graduation Robe*
•Coats •Pockets •Baby Blankets •Gymnastic Outfits •Gloves
•Goggles •Tank Tops •Vests •Hockey Jerseys •Baseball Shirts
•Sweat Pants •Football Jerseys •Scarves* •Swimsuits*
*These items restrict washing options, may not have the long term durability of a T-shirt or may impose a risk of the dye bleeding. Consider the use of them carefully. If you send something that is unusable, we will return it with the quilt.
Using these types of items can be a lot of fun. But some do require additional work that is not considered in the pricing of a quilt. Therefore, you can use five odd items in a quilt at no charge. For each additional item there will be a $2.50 charge. As we work on the quilt we will call you and talk about which items would have an additional charge.
New! We also can use Tyvec race numbers in your quilt!