t-shirt quilt

On the topic of sewing…

For Christmas, Michael got all of our old UCSC (University Christian Student Center)  t-shirts made into a t-shirt quilt.  I had been wanting to do that for a long time because the t-shirts mean so much to me and I wanted to find a better way to store them that just folded in boxes.  Michael found the Campus Quilt Company who are based out of Louisville, KY.  He ordered the kit from them and then we laid out our shirts and decided on a design.

This people we worked with were so great, they were very willing to accommodate our custom order requests.  On almost all our shirts I wanted to keep the back and the front but I didn’t want to have to use up 2 quilt blocks for each shirt.  We asked if they could cut the little pocket-sized logo or writing on the front of the shirt and then just add it to the bottom or corner of the square that had the bigger image from the back.  That way we were able to save and display all of it.

I was so happy with how it turned out.  I love that now I have our shirts on display and in a manner that is useful.  What great memories that quilt contains!



  1. This is such a good way of putting the precious things hidden in my way into good use. This is definitely something that I will be putting on my ever expanding to do list :-p

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