The T Shirt Quilts Guide

July 23, 2008 | Written by Gino | Category: T Shirt Business

The creation of t shirt quilts dates back many years and is a huge tradition with many families, but the t shirts weren’t always the main ingredient in these quilts.

Early on quilts were pieced together with scraps of any clothing that could be salvaged to keep warm (Also known as patchwork quilts). This was a common practice in times of war and for families that were struggling to get by each day.

All old or ruined clothes were recycled and turned into warm quilts. Later on people started taking old t shirts and used the same method to create t shirt quilts, but this time it wasn’t necessarily to keep warm, but to preserve great memories.

Preserving Memories and Your Business History

Everyone has cool t shirts from concerts, their childhood, sports events and creating a t shirt quilt out of these these became a fun alternative to throwing them out.

I thought this might be an interesting idea for anyone who runs their own t shirt business. You could save one shirt of each design and then create a nice looking quilt that uses fabrics between the tees that matches your style.

Below are some resources if you are interested in turning your old tees into something new:

T Shirt Quilt How to Make

A few sites that will teach you how to make a t shirt quilt:

Straw.com Guide

WikiHow Guide

eHow Guide

How to do Things Guide

T Shirt Quilt Creation Services

Moonlight Quilts

Brightside T-shirt Quilts

Ross Common Quilts

Cool T Shirt Quilts & Patchwork Quilts

Have you ever created a t shirt quilt, patchwork quilt or thought of doing this?

3 Responses

  1. Andrea Funk | August 2nd, 2008

    Check out http://www.toocooltshirtquilts.com for T-shirt quilts as cool as your T-shirts.

  2. Beth Lancaster | August 18th, 2008

    Thanks for the link – I always enjoy stopping by this site.

  3. xcden | October 26th, 2008

    great info and cool shirt… I will try it out..