T-shirt Quilts are a scrapbook you can snuggle under! Some are personal. Some remind us of old friends. They can tell a story. They can remind us of special events. Whatever the memories, give your t-shirts new life by letting us create a one-of-a-kind heirloom quilt.
- We use only 100% premium quilting cottons for all sashing, borders and backing fabrics.
- All your t-shirts will be stabilized with a light-weight woven fusible 100% cotton interfacing.
- All quilts are professionally machine quilted using the latest in computerized quilting systems.
- We use only the highest quality blended cotton/only batting or 100% cotton batting, your choice.
- Prices are all inclusive to make decision making simple.
- Block sizes are typically 12" square.
Preparing Your T-Shirts
- T-shirts should be UNCUT!
- We can handle minor repairs.
- Please wash your t-shirts WITHOUT fabric softeners or dryer sheets before sending them to us.
- We require a $100 per quilt non-refundable deposit for all t-shirt quilt orders.
For a small fee we can rush a quilt, but the more notice the better.
How To Order
Step 1: Choose your t-shirts! Refer to the chart below for pricing and to see how many t-shirts you will need for the size quilt you would like.
Step 2: If a t-shirt has a design on the front and back, fold it with the side you want to use OUT. If there are any notes you want to make for the Maker, please attach them with masking or painter's tape.
Step 3: Select the style of quilt you want and pay the non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot in my schedule for your commissioned quilt. Once I receive your order, I will email you an Order Form to print, fill out and include with your t-shirts when you send them to me or drop them off.
Step 4: Box Up Your T-Shirts in a sturdy box and ship them to us or if you are in Missoula, Montana you can drop them off at my studio. If you mail them, please send me an email to let me know they are on their way.
Standard T-Shirt Quilt: The base price per block is $30. Unless you specify otherwise, I will assume when you place an order that this is the type of quilt you are ordering.
Basic T-Shirt Quilt: The base price per block is $25. This style will have one border.
No-Sashing T-Shirt Quilt: The base price per block is $20. This style has no sashings, cornerstones or borders. An accent border is an option for an additional fee.
Complex Piecing: When more than one seam is involved, such as creating blocks from odd shapes or previously cut t-shirts, there is an extra $10 charge per block. This is because it takes more time to piece the block.
Extensive Fabric Prep: This applies to clothing for Memory Quilts or T-Shirts that arrive needing to be washed. Charges are based on $20/hour.
Deposit: A $100 deposit is required for each quilt and is non-refundable. When your quilt is complete, we will email you the final invoice for payment including shipping charges.
The average turn around is 4 weeks once we receive the t-shirts. If you are looking for RUSH turn around, you can pay an additional $50 fee per quilt and possibly overnight shipping.
Graduation and Christmas are the busiest times of the year, so be sure to reserve your commission slot early and get your t-shirts delivered to me ASAP.
Sashing is the colored strips of fabric between each t-shirt block. It will typically coordinate with your t-shirts or be in the school colors.
Cornerstones are the squares of fabric that are pieced with the sashing and fit the corners of each block. They can be the same color as the sashing or a coordinating color. You will choose your colors on the form I email you once you place your order to reserve your spot.