Andrea Funk

By: Andrea Funk on May 27th, 2013

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Planning Memorial Quilts for More Than One Recipient

Styles & Types of T-shirt Quilts

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate and honor the lives of our deceased loved ones. But when we loose someone so close to us, we remember him or her everyday. If you are looking for a special way to celebrate and remember someone you have lost, a quilt made from his or her T-shirts and/or clothing may be just the thing.

When the person who died was special to many people, one quilt may not be enough. We have had many occasions when a grandparent has died and we make quilts for each of his or her grandchildren. Other times, a young child has died and we have made quilts for her sister, mother and quilts

wrap up in a memory quiltSorting and dividing items into multiple quilts.

The simple way is to divide up the T-shirts/clothing items into one stack for each quilt you would like made. But, we all know that life is not simple. There are some items may need to go into each quilt. Other items may need to go into two quilts, but not, say, all four.

The best way for sorting items is to set out a number of bags equal to the number of quilts you would like made. Place the appropriate clothing items in each bag. Place an order form in each bag with any special instructions you may have. Either number or name each quilt.

Then, set out another bag for the clothing items, which you would like to use a piece in each quilt or a part in two or three of your quilts. Stick a piece of blue painters tape on each clothing item listing the name or quilt number that gets a block from that item. If there is a T-shirt in this pile with a front and a back, tape the name or quilt number of the quilt that that particular side goes into.

How Too Cool T-shirt Quilts will work with your items:

We will set up a plastic storage box for each grouping or bag of items. Then, working one grouping at a time, we will cut the items from that bag. When all the individual groupings are cut, we line up the labeled plastic storage boxes and then work from the bag containing items that needs a piece to go into more than one quilt. As we cut that clothing item, we put a piece in each specified quilt box.

We know how important your T-shirts and clothing items are to you and your memories of your loved one. We will treat them as if they were our loved one’s item – with care and consideration.

Take you time planning your memorial quilts. They are too important to rush. We are more than welcome to call us here for more information. 517-541-8225.

For general information about memorial quilts, we encourage you to read our Memorial Quilt Guide.

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About Andrea Funk

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. 


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