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How to cut your shirts to mail

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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 blocks and arranged in rows and columns. The blocks are cut the same width and we can square the blocks by adding fabric and then cutting the blocks.  If the…
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Proof before we quilt your T Shirt quilt.

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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 would be so disappointing to open your T Shirt quilt and there is your little brothers t shirt! We also make mistakes. A missed note that a certain shirt be…
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Qualities to look for when choosing a T Shirt quilt maker.

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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 into strips and randomly sewn back together. We won't go there!! Second -What kind of materials does the t-shirt quilt maker use? There is a big difference in the quality of…
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Is it safe to mail my t-shirts?

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 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 we can minimize the risk! I interact with my mail lady most every day. The UPS guy delivers fabric to our shop 5 days a week (I love him!). We…
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Wow! Cool T Shirt Quilts

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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 at the T Shirt Quilt Company we know people are different and have different likes. Some people like the orderly look of the traditional style T Shirt quilt and some…
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Yes! We can add socks to your T Shirt quilt.

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There is a first time for everything! We got our first pair of socks to add to a T Shirt quilt. No problem- it quilted great!  We do get sweaters sometimes and they can not be quilted. The quilting machine will not go over the thick yarn. We can still use them but we have to quilt around them. We then go back and tack the sweater down so it will not sag. We discourage using sweaters unless the T Shirt quilt is for show only and you don't plan to wash it a lot! Frequent washing will cause the sweater block to distort. 
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