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Tips for choosing fabrics for your T Shirt quilt

You choose the fabrics for your quilt at the T Shirt Quilt Company. It is a lot of fun to pick your fabric but also a little daunting!  Here are tips to help you choose your fabrics: Traditional Style The sashing is the fabric that is between the blocks in the traditional style T Shirt quilt. The sashing is cut either 2 inches or 2.5 inches wide. Solid colors or a small print work best. Fabric with big designs, stripes, or chevrons will not work. We recommend Kona solids. Kona is a good quality fabric and comes in hundreds of…
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How to cut your shirts to mail

Postage costs are going up.  We hear that every year!  To lower the shipping cost it may seem reasonable for you to cut your t shirts before you mail them to us. Unfortunately if the designs have been cut too close we cannot use them in your T Shirt quilt. It is OK to cut the front and back apart but it is not OK to cut the design out and not leave any fabric around it. This is especially true for the traditional style T Shirt quilt. That style of T Shirt quilt the t shirts are cut into…
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Proof before we quilt your T Shirt quilt.

In your quest to find a T Shirt quilt maker please research to find out if they send you a proof to approve before they quilt your T Shirt quilt. It is an added step but a very important one! We are all human and make mistakes! Especially around busy times-graduation and Christmas- mistakes will happen. A couple mistakes that can happen: We have had clients realize they sent the wrong shirt! Graduation time is hectic and parents are gathering t shirts for their child's T Shirt quilt and they accidentally include a shirt from a sibling or a friend. It…
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Qualities to look for when choosing a T Shirt quilt maker.

Google T Shirt quilts and a big range of quilts and prices come up. How do you navigate and choose the best t-shirt quilt maker for you? First you have to decide the style of T Shirt quilt you like and also what will work best for your shirts. There are a few different ways to make a t shirt quilt: Traditional- t shirts are cut into squares and sewn together with or without sashing. Mosaic (puzzle)- t-shirts are cut into different sizes and pieced in a puzzle design. I have found another design where the t shirts are cut…
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Is it safe to mail my t-shirts?

 We have received  messages from clients concerned about mailing their shirts.  T shirts hold a lot of memories and cannot be replaced. I understand their concern with all the news of packages being stolen off porches and mail fraud. We suggest you send your shirts USPS Priority mail or UPS 2 day delivery. Both ways can be tracked and arrive quickly. For many years we have used USPS, UPS, and FedEx and  a box has never been lost. The process has become a lot more secure with GPS tracking of packages. We cannot stop theft after packages are delivered but…
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Wow! Cool T Shirt Quilts

We are working a lot- getting graduation quilts done! Always a busy time of year for T Shirt quilt makers! If it is sunny I like to take a lunch break out on the deck. Winnie loves it -she chases lizards! I use the time to look around the internet at other companies who make T Shirt quilts. I found an article today from TooCoolTShirtQuilts.com - the article said a traditional style quilt is" uninteresting and mind numbing". This company only makes the mosaic style of T Shirt quilt. NEWSFLASH!!!! Traditional T Shirt quilts CAN be interesting and Cool!! Here…
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