Start gathering your old T-shirts (or any clothing) that you can't part with and let me turn them into a cozy collection of memories!
Here are some ideas:
- high school or college (makes a great graduation gift!)
- shirts from your travels - I can also include pictures
- shirts from concerts, musicals, plays - I can also scan in ticket stubs and playbills and print them out onto fabric to include
- race shirts (marathons, half marathons, 5ks, etc) - I can also incorporate your race bibs by scanning them in and printing them onto fabric. I can also print or embroider other information, such as your PR time.
- shirts and jerseys from your favorite sports teams
- memory quilt made from the clothes of a loved one who has passed away
- just clean out your closet and let's make a quilt that's as unique as you are!
Have any questions, or are you ready to get started? Please fill out the inquiry form to give me an idea of what you're looking for, and I'll get back to you within 1 business day.
~~~~ PROCESS ~~~~
The process used by Riverview Fabrics to create your quilt is different from any other you have seen. Here I explain how it works and why my quilts are not like those cookie cutter ones that you may have seen.
- You are included in the design process to make sure your story is told properly! You can see exactly what your quilt is going to look like before anything is cut (see image on the left below).
- Each shirt is optimally cut to best showcase the image without cutting it off or leaving an excess of blank space.
- Each image is framed in a cotton border to help highlight the image. If you prefer to not have the borders, I can sew the shirts directly together.
- I don't use interfacing on the back of the shirts, which results in a softer blanket.
- You can choose any color or pattern for the borders and backing.
- Batting is included in the middle of all quilts to make them extra warm and cozy.
- The three quilt layers are tied together with yarn tied in the corners and/or border intersections - this helps to keep the three layers together and prevent bunching. This is also more cost effective than quilting and keeps the focus on your shirts.
- Most quilts can be completed in as little as one week, but it's best to allow 3-4 weeks for design and production.
~~~~ PROCESS ~~~~
Gather your shirts and any other type of clothing or fabric items you may want to include. Make sure everything is washed. Some examples:
- Hoodies - image and/or pocket
- Button-down shirts
- Neck ties
- Baby clothes
- Fill out the t-shirt quilt inquiry form to give me a sense of what you're looking for.
- Ship the clean items to me (customer pays for shipping costs) or we can schedule a drop-off time if you're local.
- I will take pictures of the shirts and lay out a unique design on the computer.
- I will send an image of the overall design, the size of the quilt, and my recommendation for border and backing colors (if no preference was indicated). I will also provide a completion date and final price.
- Please respond within 3 days with your approval or your feedback. We can go back and forth to tweak the design until you are happy with it. I WILL NOT CUT ANYTHING UNTIL I RECEIVE APPROVAL. (Note: delays in communication may result in longer lead times. Please email me again if I don't respond to you within 1 business day, in case the email got lost. I will give an updated completion date when I receive design approval).
- Once we have an agreement on the design, I will send a PayPal invoice. Payment is due before quilt delivery.
- I will make your quilt!
~~~~ EXAMPLES ~~~~
This adorable monster quilt was made out of the shirts of my eleven year old cousin, including his monster blanket. This quilt features a photo of him that was sublimated onto fabric, as well as his name embroidered onto a scrap piece of one of his shirts. I also love the polo shirt where I incorporated some of the collar.
Each quilt is custom designed so that none of the images are cut off and are pieced together like a puzzle. This quilt includes a hoodie where I kept a little bit of the pocket. In other quilts, I have been able to keep the entire pocket, so it's a hand warmer built into your quilt!