Love in Stitches: Crafting a T-Shirt Quilt for Your Valentine
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and now is the best time to start prepping the flowers, the chocolates and all the other gifts for your significant other and all the loved, special people in your life. You want to show everyone just how much you care and appreciate them.
So, for Valentine’s Day, how do you show your love to the person most important to you? Love comes in all shapes and sizes, of course, and so do the ways to show that love. When it comes to gift giving, it’s all about the sentimental value. The emotional impact of a gift that ties the stories of your lives together is priceless.
Today, let’s take a look at how to create the perfect sentimental gift for your Valentine: a lovingly crafted t-shirt quilt.
CHERISH YOUR TIME TOGETHER
Stories are powerful tools of connection. The story of the time you’ve shared with your partner is no exception. With a collection of t-shirts, you and your Valentine can memorialize your adventures, your hobbies and your shared interests.
Transform the t-shirts you’ve collected together into a display of affection, not only on Valentine’s Day, but as a cherished part of the home you have or will build together. Use the clothing you’ve collected through all those memories to celebrate all the good times of the past, and show them off! T-shirt quilts are wonderful additions to sitting rooms and are a warm addition to any bedroom as a bedspread. Picture a collage of memories lovingly displayed in any room of your house. That’s the magic of a memorial t-shirt quilt!
CUSTOMIZE JUST THE WAY THEY WANT IT
Selecting which shirts your Valentine would want on their t-shirt quilt comes down to the story you want to tell them. Is there a festival or event you make a commitment to attend every time it rolls around? How about a band or team you two are obsessed with? Or just something fun and silly? Think of the sentimental: what aspect of your relationship do you want to celebrate? The choices can be overwhelming, but when you follow your heart, every choice will be one your Valentine will adore.
And when you build your t-shirt quilt with MemoryStitch, you have even more options to make the perfect quilt for your special someone! If they want to display a HUGE collection of t-shirts, consider making them a premium double-sided t-shirt quilt to show off a variety of their passions. Perhaps your Valentine wants something cuddly? The Fuzz Monsta® t-shirt quilt is backed and bordered by plush, soft minky fabric perfect for a night in. With even more options than that, check out the MemoryStitch website for all the ways to perfectly tailor your t-shirt quilt.
FEEL THE LOVE AND JOY
Above everything else, Valentine’s Day is about the happiness we get from the special people in our lives. The build-up of picking out the perfect present for that special someone and waiting to see their reaction is thrilling. Imagine the joy on their face from receiving a gift truly given from the heart that brings you closer together. A t-shirt quilt or t-shirt pillow filled with memories of times well-spent could be just the gesture of love your Valentine is looking forward to. Something to represent the love you share, and something they can cherish for years to come.
Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day present can be a challenge. Luckily, from a collection of t-shirts and a story of love, you can create the perfect display of affection for your Valentine: a MemoryStitch t-shirt quilt. Now is a time to remind your loved ones just how much you appreciate their presence in your life, and giving the gift of memories and stories is a wonderful way to spread the love for Valentine’s Day and many more to come!
For more tips and thoughts on t-shirt quilts and gift-giving for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, stay tuned here to the MemoryStitch blog! And for a complete guide on preparing your t-shirts for your memorial quilt, take a look at our step-by-step guide on the process.
Written by Zander Gibney.