Friday, July 12, 2013

T-shirt quilt


Hey there! Here is a T-shirt quilt I finished for a lady on post. It is all her daughters swim team T-shirts from the last couple years. Australia, Canada and Kansas - that is quite a swimming sprawl. The girl's favorite color is Aqua, so I choose that as the background color. I quilted it to look like water. My favorite part is the big "Ceileigh Loves Swimming" quilted into the center of the quilt. It was very fun to play with the writing feature of my Statler Stitcher. The background ripple quilting was done freehand.



You can see the writing a little better in these two shots.



Funny how this quilt came to be. I was at a Tastefully simple party about a month ago and 2 ladies were chatting about the trouble they were having with getting their T-shirt quilts made. My ears perked up at the word quilt and I joined the conversation. By the end of the week I had bags and bags of T-shirts under my sewing table from ladies all over post. Turns out there is quite a market for T-shirt quilts. Who knew? My goal with T-shirt quilts I make for folks is to take them to the next level. This one is pretty tame, but my next two are much more Modern and personal.

I would be more than happy to make one for you. I charge $10 a square foot for a simple T-shirt quilt (like the one above). That rounds out to be about $20 a T-shirt. That should help you as you look through your dresser or the boxes out in the garage. Send me an email if you would like to discuss T-shirt quilts a bit more. The next 2 are going to be pretty great....and not your normal T-shirt quilt by any means.

Have a great day!

Tia Curtis

3 comments:

  1. I agree there's a market for them -- I've made two and I'm interested to see what you're planning with your next ones.

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    1. Hey there Brenda! I figure a quilt made of T-shirts is better than a stack of T-shirts taking up valuable closet real estate, right?

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    2. I just found your blog and love it! I have made a few t-shirt quilts before for other people on base - but nearly as good as you!! You are fabulous!!

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