T-Shirt Quilts by Nana's Quilting » Questions

How many T-shirts do I need for a quilt?
Anywhere from 12 to 30 or more t-shirts will make a throw size to queen size quilt. You decide how many shirts you want to use and what size quilt you are interested in and we’ll go from there.

Should I cut up the shirts?
No. Send me the t-shirts as is. Let me know what part of the shirt you want to use (front or back or both) by placing a safety pin in the shirt. If you don’t care, I’ll pick what I think is best.

Do all my shirts have to be the same size?

I need to be able to cut all the t-shirts into 14 1/2″ squares or 12 1/2″ squares to make a quilt that has all the same size blocks. If you have different size shirts, I can make what is called a “variable size t-shirt quilt” and the price for that depends on how many shirts we are using. Contact me for prices on this kind of quilt.

Should I wash them before I send them?

Please wash and dry them (even new ones) but don’t use dryer sheets. Remember that any stains in your shirts will be in your quilt (I personally think this adds to the charm).

Can I have a border (s)?

Borders can be added. Check with me for cost and fabric needed.

Do I supply the fabric?

95% of my customers prefer to have me pick out the fabric and add it to their bill.  If you feel comfortable picking out fabric, let me know and I’ll give you the yardages.

I want to order a T-shirt quilt. How do I start?

If you are all set to go, ship the t-shirts to us, and as soon as they are received, you will get an email response from us with an estimated completion date.