T-shirt Quilts

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.  How does this work?  All you have to do is send me your T-shirts and I can do the rest!

Step 1: Contact me at em.sess@gmail.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- It’s hard to know exactly what size your quilt will be based only upon the number of T-shirt you have.  Sometimes I only really know once the T-shirts are cut and laid out.  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.  I can even add a solid border (as seen below in the example) to help enlarge a quilt with too few T-shirts for an extra charge.

Quilt Size Approximate # of T-shirts
Mini
Lap
Multi Use
Twin
Full
Queen
King<
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.  I always do an allover pattern across the quilt- no custom quilting here.

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 would not wish to have included.

Step 4: Mail your T-shirts UNCUT and wrapped in plastic inside the box.  Always ship using UPS or FedEX for your protection.

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 em.sess@gmail.com on Paypal.  The balance will be due before the finished quilt is shipped back to you.

 

Pricing:

Typical Sizes  Approximate # of T-shirts  Cost
Mini  48″ x 48″  15-20  $300.00
Lap  52″ x 68″  20-30  $350.00
 Multi Use Size  60″ x 72″  25-35  $400.00
 Twin  60″ x 84″  30-40  $450.00
 Full  84″ x 92″  40-50  $500.00
 Queen  92″ x 100″  50-60  $550.00
 King  100″ x 112″  60-80  $700.00

 

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, you will go up to the next size.

 

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