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Frequently Asked Questions

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All quilts are made of 100% cotton materials and will be machine washable. They are machine quilted, ensuring that they will hold together even after years of use.

I will cut out the designs from the shirts, add backing fabric to the resulting square, then sew the shirts together in a grid pattern, either an even grid, with all squares the same size, or an uneven grid if the designs are all different sizes. I will use any part of a shirt that you want, including the pocket design, any design on the sleeves, front or back.

Quilts will be either a lap quilt (approx. 40” X 50”) or twin size (approx. 65” X 85”), depending on how many shirts you want to include. I can also do a smaller wall hanging if you wish.

I will appliqué small logos or pocket pictures onto the finished grid. This adds interest and movement to the quilt. (See photos on home page for examples.)

Old, worn out t-shirts that have been washed many times work very well, don’t worry about sending these along. I can usually even repair torn shirts. All shirts should be washed before sending them to me.

Often I have more shirts than I can include in the quilt. Let me know which shirts are high or low priority. If you do not tell me, I will use my own judgement.

If you would like me to include one or more photos in the quilt, I will transfer the photos on to fabric and return the photos to you. (Copyright free photos only, please.)

Price includes all fabric required for front and back, as well as cotton batting and thread.

A deposit of $200.00 is required upon ordering.

I will discuss with you what color fabric you would like me to use for the sashing between the shirts. This same fabric will be used for the backing. I usually use a fabric with a small print, but a solid works well also. If possible, I will show you samples of a few different fabrics for you to choose from, either in person or on the internet.

Please pin a note to each shirt indicating which part of the design you want me to use. Front, back, sleeve, pocket, all, etc. If you do not include a note on any t-shirt, I will choose which part to use.

I must receive your shirts at least 3 full months in advance of the date you wish to have the quilt in your hands.

I reserve the right to use a photo of all quilts in my advertising without compensation.

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