In addition to longarm quilting, I also make T-shirt quilts from start to finish. I make them “collage style” using only your t-shirts, no sashing or borders. All you have to do is send me your T-shirts and I can do the rest!
Step 1: Contact me at email@example.com and let me know that you have T-shirts to send. Indicate for what or whom the quilt will be and how many T-shirts you have. I will give you an estimate on the price and time it will take for me to complete your quilt.
NOTE- The sizing below is an approximation. It’s difficult to know exactly what size your quilt will be based only upon the number of T-shirts you have. If all of your t-shirts are X-large and have very large images on each one, the quilt will be larger. If a lot of your shirts only have a tiny emblem or logo to cut, the quilt will be smaller. And sometimes I only really know how large the quilt will be once the T-shirts are cut and laid out. However, if you have a size in mind, tell me ahead of time and I can enlarge or minimize your quilt to a certain degree by adding solid blocks of your T-shirts, or by taking out a few T-shirts.
|Quilt Size||Approximate # of T-shirts|
|48″ x 48″
52″ x 68″
60″ x 72″
60″ x 84″
84″ x 92″
92″ x 100″
100″ x 112″
|15 – 20
20 – 30
25 – 35
30 – 40
40 – 50
50 – 60
60 – 80
Step 2: Decide on a backing and binding color. (I can use any solid color that you like, cotton or flannel). These can be the same color or contrasting colors. Send a swatch if you want to be specific. You can also let me know what type of quilting design you’d like (see examples of my quilts for ideas). I always do a loose, allover design across the quilt to give it a softer, more comfy feel- we don’t want stiff, custom quilting here. And don’t worry, if you have no idea what you want, I can make a recommendation.
Step 3: Wash and dry all of your T-shirts to prep them for cutting and quilting. DO NOT CUT any of your T-shirts for me. Allow me to do all of the cutting and piecing.
Step 4: ALL of the logos and designs on your T-shirts will be used in the quilt unless you specify otherwise. Mark an X with masking or blue painters tape over the designs on the T-shirts you do not wish to have included. (Avoid permanent marker- it can bleed through)
Step 4: Mail your T-shirts UNCUT and wrapped in plastic inside the box. Always ship using UPS or FedEX. I find them to be much more reliable with tracking and insurance.
Step 5: Half of the total of the quilt is due before I begin. You can either include a check with your T-shirts or make a payment to firstname.lastname@example.org on Paypal. The balance will be due before the finished quilt is shipped back to you.
|Typical Sizes||Approximate # of T-shirts||Cost|
|Mini||48″ x 48″||15-20||$375|
|Lap||52″ x 68″||20-30||$450|
|Multi Use Size||60″ x 72″||25-35||$525|
|Twin||60″ x 84″||30-40||$600|
|Full||84″ x 92″||40-50||$750|
|Queen||92″ x 100″||50-60||$825|
|King||100″ x 112″||60-80||$950|
These prices include everything: backing and binding material, quilting, return shipping, and a border if you prefer one. If your quilt size falls between sizes, I will charge you for the smaller size.