FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
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:
high performance shirts like Under Armour
long sleeve and short sleeve knit shirts, golf shirts
long sleeve, cotton button down shirts
flannel or fleece pants
all baby clothing
ties and handkerchiefs
cotton bed sheets
high school varsity letters, jacket or sweater
boy scout badges
girl scout badges
canvas bags with nice logos on them
Shown in the Modern style quilt below are the following items:
Baptismal cap and outfit
felt Confirmation banner
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
Anything with ruffles or pleats
Items with smocking
Super thick sweater with large gauge
Garments that have rhinestones or other "bling" all over . A little bit of bling is fine, but too much is bad
Sports jerseys and baseball uniforms with logos across the front that have buttons down the front. I can use the back but not the front.
Question: What do I need to begin the process?
Answer: Send me:
your meaningful clothing
a completed order form (click here for order form),
a deposit check of $100.00
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
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.