Over the years, I’ve accumulated hundreds of t-shirts. Last year, I had the bright idea of turning them into t-shirt quilts. There are many quilters that focus on making t-shirt quilts — it turns out that it’s a big market, especially around graduation and winter holiday times.
After gathering all of my shirts together and separating them into categories and using a fabric cutting machine to turn them into quilting cloth pieces, I researched about 10-15 t-shirt quilters online. I settled on T-Shirt-Quilts.com, which is owned by Blue Ribbon Quilt Co.
Co-owner Linda Lawson worked with me to choose quilt sizes, t-shirt order and material colors for the quilts. In the end, I settled on having four quilts made for distinct parts of my life: social media, travel, New York University and Paragould High School. Take a look at the quilts below and let me know what you think!
I put my social media swag to great use with this t-shirt quilt.
The largest quilt I ordered fits on a queen-sized bed and contains 36 t-shirts from my NYU days.
I used 30 of my high school t-shirts for this full-sized quilt.
While I’ve been to many more places than the ones represented on this quilt, I wanted to have a travel quilt made that focused on orange. Ta da!