A Classic T-shirt Quilt is just what you are probably thinking - a quilt made out of your favorite t-shirts. The quilt top is made almost entirely out of your t-shirts and sweatshirts, and the back of the quilt is quilting cotton. Just like a traditional quilt, there is a soft batting between the top and the back, and the entire quilt is machine quilted. You may choose all of the fabrics and colors for your quilt!
We take great pride in our products. As award-winning quilters, we know what it takes to make a quality quilt. The materials that we use in your quilts are the same materials that we use in our own ribbon-winning quilts. The cotton fabrics won’t fade, are stronger than the standard cotton fabrics, and are made specifically for quilts.
The machines used to construct and quilt your quilts are professional-grade. More than anything else, the people who will make your quilt love what they do, and can’t wait to sew for you.
We promise excellent customer service and will really listen to your requests. We have hundreds of satisfied customers who would agree that Patchwork Memories, Inc. is a great company if you are looking for a personalized quilt!
We take great pride in our products. As award-winning quilters, we know what it takes to make a quality quilt. The materials that we use in your quilts are the same materials that we use in our own ribbon-winning quilts. The cotton fabrics won’t fade, are stronger than the standard cotton fabrics, and are made specifically for quilts. The machines used to construct and quilt your quilts are professional-grade. More than anything else, the people who will make your quilt love what they do, and can’t wait to sew for you. We promise excellent customer service and will really listen to your requests. We have hundreds of satisfied customers who would agree that Patchwork Memories, Inc. is a great company if you are looking for a personalized quilt!
Tell me about your company
Patchwork Memories, Inc.® is a fully licensed and insured corporation operating entirely within North Carolina, USA. Be assured that we run a professional, efficient, and organized company, and we will take great care with your treasured items. Even though we’ve made hundreds of quilts, we know how much yours means to you, and each quilt gets the care and attention that our own quilts receive. We are a small business, and we love the art of quilts and quilting.
What is included in the price?
Everything needed to make your quilt, except for your personal items, is included in your price. We use quilter’s-quality 100% cotton fabric, a premium cotton blend batting sold for use in heirloom quilts, and high-quality cotton thread in the creation of your quilt. Because we have many local clients, shipping charges are additional.
How long does the process take?
Normal turnaround time for a standard setting t-shirt quilt or a framed quilt is about a month, but if you have a special event and need it quicker, please let us know! Other quilts and bears may take longer. Delivery times may be delayed prior to Christmas and the May/June graduation season, as these are our busiest times. Get on our calendar early for these seasons!
Can I get embroidery on my quilt?
Of course. We have a Babylock brand professional embroidery machine. This machine allows us to embroider images or personalized wording on your creations that will look terrific for the life of the quilt. We offer a huge variety of embroidery designs.
How are the edges of the quilt finished?
We use a double-folded fabric binding for strength and durability. This binding is machine-stitched to the front and back of each quilt for extra strength.
Do you machine-quilt your quilts?
Absolutely! We have a state-of-the-art APQS Millenium longarm quilting machine. This machine allows us to machine quilt your quilts at the highest quality, which helps the quilt last longer and provides beautiful quilting stitches on your quilt.
Can I wash my quilt?
Yes, you can! Our family has a t-shirt quilt that is often used at sporting events and picnics. We just toss it in the washer and dryer and it’s ready for our next adventure! For memory quilts, we advise caring for them based on the most delicate piece of fabric in the quilt. Get your own copy of our Quilt Care guide!
How many shirts should I send?
We can work with any number of shirts, from 4 to 200 or more! If you want a standard-setting t-shirt quilt, we can work with you to combine shirts or use fronts and backs to make sure you get everything included in the size quilt that you want.
Can I send sweatshirts?
Yes! Sweatshirts work well in t-shirt quilts, and it’s hard to even tell the difference between the t-shirts and the sweatshirts once the quilt is completed.
How should I prepare my shirts?
You should wash all of the shirts to be included. Please do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. It’s helpful if you put a piece of masking tape on the side(s) of the shirts that you want included in your quilt. That way, we don’t have to guess or ask you later, and you are sure to get just what you want included.
How do I choose the colors I want included in my quilt?
You can simply indicate your color preferences on your Order Form, or you can shop online at a fabric store with whom we partner. They offer thousands of bolts to choose from! We special order fabrics often for clients, and are happy to do so.
Can I choose where the t-shirts are positioned in the quilt?
Yes! We have a t-shirt grid on the order page that you may print to send in with your Order Form if you desire a specific layout. If not, we will choose a layout for you, primarily based on the colors of your shirts.
"I just received the quilt. It is absolutely wonderful! It brings back so many memories. I will treasure it forever. It is perfect! I can't thank you enough."
- Karen in Baltimore, Maryland
“I received my quilt yesterday and couldn't be happier with it! It is wonderful! Your workmanship and attention to detail are beautiful. I really look forward to working with you again and be assured, I will certainly recommend you to everyone I know, even though your work is recommendation enough."
- Bonnie in Cedar Glen, California
“Received the quilt today! Could not be more pleased! The material you chose works so well with the tees and designs. It is really so cool. Now I have to decide if I should give it to her for her birthday when she comes home next week or wait till Christmas. Thanks so much!”
- Ann in Louisville, Kentucky
"We just opened the quilt and we LOVE it! It looks incredible, better than we ever could have imagined it would! You did a beautiful job – right down to every detail! The fabric, the way you laid out the squares, the embroidery. Wonderful!"
- Eve in Atlanta, Georgia
"The quilt arrived. It is spectacular! Thank you for all the work you put into this project. My son was very pleased! I can't wait to show it off! I look forward to working with you on my daughter's quilt."