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What kind of shirts work best for a t shirt quilt?

Whether you're ordering a t shirt quilt from an online company, having someone local make one for you, or making one yourself, we're here to help you find the best materials and types of t shirts to use!

Making T-shirt quilts is lots of fun, but sometimes the materials create lots of problems. To create an awesome experience and the most snuggly quilt, below are our recommendations.

The best items to use

T shirts

Regular t shirts from school, vacations, and events work perfectly in a t-shirt quilt. They show a snapshot or memory from a specific moment in time. Plain colored t shirts also work well as pops of color, or may have some sentimental significance from someone who wore the shirt, or gifted it to you.

Sweatshirts

Sweatshirts and hoodies work just as well as t-shirts do! Don't forget to include your favorite college hoodie or your softest sweatshirt.

Jerseys

Sport jerseys, and any other type of jerseys make great additions to t shirt quilts. They might hold memories of an amazing sporting event, or show off your favorite player. 

Button down shirts

Short and long-sleeved shirts that have buttons up the front add a different look to a quilt. You can leave the buttons on to add additional decoration! Shirts that only have a few buttons at the top can also work in a t-shirt quilt. 

Other items that may work

V-necks

V-necks may work to include in your t-shirt quilt, but some custom work may be needed depending on the size and where the graphic is located. The same thing applies to tank tops!

Jackets and shirts with zippers

Items with zippers are a little tricky to use, but they can definitely be included in any t shirt quilt - whether they're sweatshirts with zippers, or other jacket-like items.

Pants

Some pants may have areas large enough to include in a t shirt quilt panel - such as pajama pants with graphics printed on them or sweatpants with a graphic printed on the leg.

 

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1 comment

  • I have Vball v neck jerseys from 3 rd grade – 11th.
    I also have a few zip up uniform sweats jackets. Have you made this type of quilt before?
    Diane

    Diane Docs

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