FAQ (Frequently AskedQuestions)

Frequently Asked Questions about Memory Quilts or T-shirt Quilts

Question: How many t-shirts do I need?                     

Answer: 12-16 for the Traditional lap quilt (54 x 54)

                  20-25 for the Modern lap quilt    (68 x 73)

                  50-60 for a Queen size quilt (90 x 108)

Question: Can other pieces of clothing be used?

Answer: Yes, for this reason I don't like to call my quilts t-shirt quilts!   Any memorable fabric can be used! Below is a list of items other than t-shirts that can be used:

Shown in the Modern style quilt below are the following items:

Question: What items DO NOT work in my quilts?

Answer: I try my best to incorporate all of your special items, but there are some  items that simply do not work

Question: What do I need to begin the process?

Answer: Send me:

                     Molly Fisher

                    422 Militia Dr.

                     Lansdale, PA 19446

       The balance is due upon completion of the quilt.

   Question: How do I get my t-shirts to you?

Answer: You can mail them to me via UPS or regular  mail to 422 Militia Dr. Lansdale, PA 19446  or if you are local I like to set up an  appointment with you to deliver the t-shirts to  me and show you samples of quilts.

Question: Do I need to wash the t-shirts?

Answer: Yes, all shirts should be washed.  If you  have purchased any brand new t-shirts  to add to the quilt, these must be washed  and dried at least once to pre-shrink the  shirts. 

Question: What do you back the quilt with?   

Answer: You get to choose the backing: either 100% cotton or super soft flannel.

Question:  Do I get to choose the colors?

Answer: Yes! You choose the colors used in the sashing for the traditional quilt and the   color for the backing for either quilt that you choose. It is fun to choose either high school or  college colors.

Question: How can I reach you?

Answer:  I can be reached via: phone-yes! I still like to talk on the phone:  215-855-9783               

 e-mail: immfish@comcast.net                

Question: How do I know you are working on the quilt?

Answer: I will email you digital pictures of the quilt  regularly while I am working on it.  It is fun to  share the creation with you!  I will even upload the photos to the website. 

Question: How long does it take to make a quilt?

Answer:  It takes about 10-12 weeks from the time I receive your order and the t-shirts.  As of February,  2013, I need at least 10-14 weeks due to the amount  of order that I have.                 

 Question:  Should I cut the t-shirts?

Answer:  There is no need for you to cut any of the  shirts, please allow me to do that. Also please DO NOT put tape on the shirts to illustrate the portions you would like included. Tape is sticky and hard to remove.  Simply add a safety pin to the collar of the side of the shirt that you  want included. If you want both sides included no safety pin is necessary. 

25 t-shirts and sweatshirts were used

Have more questions? Don't hesitate to contact me!