t-shirt quilt faq
How much does a t-shirt quilt cost?
As of Feb 1, 2020 the cost is $22.50 per t-shirt side.
How many t-shirts do people usually put into a quilt?
The average number is approximately 24. A nice sized throw can be as few as 20 shirts. Larger quilts can also be made with the inclusion of more t-shirts.
Can you do my project right away?
I do have a waiting list most months out of the year but I tend to be the busiest 4-5 months before high school graduations and 3 months before Christmas. Contact me to see if I have openings in my schedule that suit your needs. We can usually work things out with some creative thinking!
Can I ship my t-shirts to you?
Of course you can! I ask that you use a safety pin to denote which side(s) of each tshirt you want included in the quilt. The more information I have, the better I can produce exactly what you're wanting. I also ask that you do not ship your shirts until we are within 2 weeks of your scheduled appointment.
Are there any extra fees?
If you would like borders included around the front of your quilt there is an extra $20 charge for the fabric required to do so. About 90% of my customers prefer the look of added borders to their quilts. If you're out of state or out of the area, shipping costs will be added to your invoice.
Can I cut my own shirts or buy my own fabric to save money?
I prefer that you do not purchase your own fabric because I buy high end quilting fabric that I know will last you for quite some time. Also, there is a whole creative process involved in designing your quilt which includes cutting your shirts to sizes that are unique to your quilt design. Please do not cut your clothing/shirts ahead of time.
What is the process for t-shirt quilts?
Schedule a time for your quilt to be made
Mark or organize your shirts to show me which side(s) you want included in the project.
Get your shirts to me
I will begin an estimate with the number of shirt sides you want included and lay out the shirts in a design for you to approve.
When we agree upon the number of shirts included and the design, I require 50% of the cost to be paid up front to cover my initial supplies. I utilize PayPal invoicing but you can pay using Venmo if you prefer.
I will recommend fabric colors that I think would coordinate well with your shirts if you don't already have colors in mind. I will not purchase any fabric without your approval.
I will send you quilting stitch patterns and you get to pick which stitch pattern you would like to have on your quilt!
When your quilt is finished I will send you photos as proof and you pay the second half of your invoice either as you're picking up your quilt or before it is shipped back to you.
t-shirt quilt photo gallery
Here are photos of previous t-shirt quilts I have created for previous customers. Click on any photo to see full sized images.
patterns and pricing
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