These 2 brothers beam with pride as they wrap themselves with their new quilts. Their mother commissioned a quilt for both boys several years after their father died. Each quilt includes their Dad’s T-Shirts as well as fabric from his favorite dress shirts, shorts, and belts. Quilt dimensions: 60” X 72”
Features: 1" sashing strips frame each T-Shirt block - blue for the quilt on the left and red for the quilt on the right. Both quilts have a border - off-white for the quilt on the left, and navy blue for the quilt on the right. Hand tied quilting knots tied to the quilt back secure the three quilt layers in place. Quilt dimensions: 60" X 72".
It is the memories of early morning practice sessions and fierce competitions that are saved in this quilt. Jane had collected many victory T-Shirts during her years on the crew team. She selected 30 of them for this classic Memory Quilt. Features: Each 12" block is framed with 1" sashing strips. High loft batting required that the quilt be hand tied. Off-white hand-tied quilting knots, tied to the quilt front, contrast with the sashing. They add a design feature as they secure the batting in place. Quilt dimensions: 68" X 80"
This wall hanging showcases nine T-Shirt favorites. Each T-Shirt holds a strong memory. Bold and colorful, they sit on a background of black and gray batik. Features: The raw edges of each T-Shirt panel have been covered with a bias strip of fabric. It secures each T-Shirt to the background batik fabric. The quilt top, the batting, and the quilt back have all been joined together with hand-tied quilting knots. Notice the decorative prairie points stitched into the quilt binding as well as the binding around the T-Shirts. Quilt dimensions: 52" X 52"
This college graduation quilt sends a clear message: "Congrats Jake! We're so proud of you!" College memories: Saved! Features: T-Shirts have been cut into blocks of various dimensions. There are columns of T-Shirts on this quilt top but they are not strictly uniform in width. Sashing separates the quilt blocks from each other. Machine quilted. Quilt Dimensions: 92" X 92"
Colorful and cheerful. This quilt is a fitting gift for any teenager, and for Pam’s daughter Arielle it carries valuable memories. Features: The many T-Shirts on the quilt center were cut the same length and width, then they were joined together side-by-side without sashing. The T-Shirts on the quilt perimeter create a natural border and easily frame the quilt center. Quilt Dimensions: 58” X 69”
Ice Hockey!!! This orange and black quilt is a tribute to Jim's success on his high school hockey team. Logos from his many hockey jerseys sit across the quilt top. Manufacturers labels from his hockey clothing run down the right edge of the quilt. Features: Three columns of T-Shirts display 11 oversized T-Shirts and jerseys. They are bordered across the top and down the right edge by a collection of smaller ice hockey memorabilia. Orange sashing and orange border. Machine pieced. Machine quilted. Quilt dimensions: 56" X 64"
Thi quilt was commissioned by Dawn for her son using her late husband's collection of Harley Davidson T-Shirts. Features: The design of this quilt is simple. It has three columns of T-Shirts. The T-Shirts in each of the columns are cut to a similar width and were positioned there to best display the large, colorful designs on the front of those T-Shirts. Quilt sashing separates and frames each of the T-Shirts. Small T-Shirt blocks (columns 2 and 3) on the quilt top have been joined together to create two larger quilt blocks. The blue and white sashing extends through the quilt border to the quilt binding. Quilt Dimensions: 62" X 75"
Marla commissioned this lap quilt to celebrate her daughter's college graduation. She had only nine T-Shirts and one beach cover-up to contribute to this project but wanted the finished dimensions to measure 60" square. This presented a creative design opportunity. The quilt dimensions were extended by adding a 9" batik border around the grouping of textiles on the quilt center. A collection of purple and blue batiks were assembled. The fabrics were cut into 2 1/2" strips which were then pieced together to surround the quilt center. Quilt Dimensions: 60" X 60"
What a fitting graduation gift for a star athlete. This quilt, which includes T-Shirts from grade school, middle school, and high school celebrates it all. The focus here is rowing, and if the T-Shirts don’t convey that interest, then the oars do. Features: T-Shirts cut to best display their images sit in four columns on the quilt top. Sashing surrounds each of the quilt blocks. Small patches and insignias march across the blue border at the foot of the quilt. Oars with the blades of his rowing teams grace the other three quilt borders. Machine quilted. Quilt Dimensions: 75" X 85"
This quilt holds a collection of childhood memories. It was gifted to Lila to celebrate her becoming a Bat Mitzvah. The colorful quilt tells the story of her summer and after-school activities. The turquoise quilt sashing and purple border fabric, selected by her mother, are Lila's favorite colors. Machine quilted. Features: Turquoise sashing frames the individual quilt blocks. It also frames the perimeter of all of the blocks on the quilt top and (like the quilt before it) extends through the quilt border to the quilt binding. The T-Shirts have been cut into blocks of different sizes and have been arranged in a design of planned randomness. There are no distinct columns or rows in this quilt top. Quilt dimensions: 60" X 72"
This lap quilt for Zack was a surprise gift commissioned by his parents. The occasion? His Bar Mitzvah. Zack's mom had lovingly saved T-Shirts and clothing from his many sports, summer, and school activities. She even included the onesie he wore in the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) nursery when he was born. Features: Hand-tied quilting knots, with the knots tied to the quilt front. Note that the thread used for the knots recedes to the background, a result of using thread that matches the fabric on which it ‘sits’. Quilt Dimensions: 43" X 56"
Sorority memories, saved!
Features: Quilt top uses 25 sorority T-Shirts cut to uniform size