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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quilts, Another Use for T-Shirts

Happy Thursday, all!  I hope you're all having a great day so far.  Things are well here, I actually just started going on an early Spring Cleaning rampage.  Maybe it's because the weather here is starting to feel like Spring--this weekend we're expecting weather in the 70s!  Can you believe that?  I definitely didn't experience that kind of weather when I was living in Kansas or New York.

As I was sorting through clothes and reorganizing things, I thought it would be fun to share another way to use old t-shirts.  Is anyone else out there like me with t-shirts:  I have a lot of them from over the years that have sentimental value, but either I cant fit them or find enough days in the week to wear them for workouts or doing chores.  Yes??  Well, I have a solution for you! It's called a t-shirt quilt.

My sister, Lauren, had a t-shirt quilt made for my parents as a gift when she got married.  The quilt contained parts of t-shirts that meant something to all of them.  I thought it was such an awesome gift idea.  Good job, Lauren, way to set the bar super high for the rest of us! Haha...actually, I think we all did pretty well with the gifts to our parents.  Anyway, back the the t-shirt quilt.  My mom gave me a t-shirt quilt for Christmas this year and it's beautiful!!  Take a look:

The T-Shirt Quilt From My Mom

There are so many memories on this quilt, it's amazing.  There are soccer jerseys through childhood (including my very first soccer jersey), my elementary school gym bag,  track & field championship shirt, shirts from college and when I was in the Army, and the list goes on...  Until I learn how to quilt like my talented friend, Denise, at Count it *all* JOY!!, I'll go to professionals who know what they're doing.

The T-Shirt Quilt From My Mom
My sister and my mom both had the quilts made by Keepsake Theme Quilts.  The best part about Keepsake, is that they're a non-profit company and any net proceeds from the sale of the T-shirt Theme Quilts will benefit Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.  For more information about that, you can visit DeafInitiatives.org. I'm thinking about having another one made for my husband and having one made from road race t-shirts from all of the runs I've completed.

Have you ever heard of t-shirt quilts?  Do you have one?  Would you ever get one?

P.S.  Thanks, again, Mommy!



  1. wow that quilt looks awesome....your mom is really artistic....first time here.....lovely blog!

  2. What a great gift. That's a really smart way to repurpose t-shirts. My grandmother was a superb quilter. I never had the patience to do one. I'm more of a hammer and nails kinda girl. lol

  3. A.m.a.z.i.n.g! I now have a reason to justify not throwing any of my old t-shirts out! I always knew I could use them for something!

  4. I LOVE this! I have never heard of it...but its def pretty genius! Cute blog :)

  5. How fun!!! And how sweet you are, Kirsten!! :) I've never made a tee-shirt quilt before but it's on my list of NewFOs for 2012 -- my niece (at my request) sent me a bunch of her high school tees to make her a quilt for graduation/18th birthday. Should be fun!! I'm sure your hubby will really like his. It is a very sweet and fun keepsake! :)


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