Why is it so difficult to get rid of your old T-shirts? It’s because you have an emotional attachment to the memories locked up in those fibers. You are not alone.
No denying there are beautiful memories trapped in the fibers of clothes. Think of all the T-shirts purchased or earned throughout your life. Once proudly worn, those T-shirts are now faded, folded & put away at the bottom of a drawer. The thought of donating those T-shirts to a thrift store may have crossed your mind but as soon as you look at them, a precious memory is sparked. Before you know it, you’re tripping down memory lane again.
At this point, you have 2 logical choices:
- Fold them up and pack them away to deal with on another day
- Turn them into a usable, cuddly quilt you can use daily
If you feel an emotional spark of joy as you remember that exact moment you first received your T-shirt, then it deserves to be featured in your quilt.
Using my multi-step process developed after many years of T-shirt quilt making, I reinforce the delicate knit fibers of each of your T-shirts.
READY? SET… GO!
The hardest thing about creating a Memory Quilt is deciding which T-shirts you want to put in your quilt. If you have an excessive amount of T-shirts, every quilt needs a back so I can move some logos to the back panel.
To make T-shirt choosing easy and fun:
- Put on your favorite music and hold up each t-shirt. Does it spark an instant memory of good times? If so, it’s a good candidate for your new quilt.
- Don’t cut any of your T-shirts. It will be tempting. Most people are so excited about completing step #1, they want to help me out by reaching for their scissors. Instead, move to step #3.
- Wash & dry everything.
- Send your T-shirts to me. I’ll take care of the rest.