Send them to school with memories from home 🎓

Graduation day is behind us, and those grown-up kids ready for college, work, or their first move from home are preparing to strike out on their own.

If you look back at that time in your own life, you might remember feeling excited—but also a little anxious—about starting life beyond home, sweet home. (Do I have pots and pans and soap and towels and plates and cups and, oh boy, what am I missing?) It takes time to make a new home, sweet home. If you have loved ones leaving the nest soon, there’s one way to give them a soft place to land: with a handmade quilt full of memories from you. And you can let a stack of their T-shirts become your muse!

Terrific T-Shirt QuiltsWith Terrific T-Shirt Quilts, creating a cuddly memory quilt is an easy task. The book explains the ins and outs of working with knits, figuring out how to cut apart shirts for the best use of the fabric, and how to combine shirt parts with quilting cottons for sashing, alternate blocks, or borders. You’ll even find tips for using mesh fabrics, screen-printed and iron-on designs, sweatshirts, and baby clothes. Plus, you’ll find 10 step-by-step projects that you can use as is or modify to fit the shirts you want to use. Take a look at a few quilts from the book that you can use as a starting point:

Go Zags t-shirt quilt
Thrill them with a custom quilt that celebrates their team colors.

Congrats Grad t-shirt quilt
Pack years of memories into a quilt made with T-shirts saved from childhood, plus scraps from pillowcases, curtains, and even flannel pajamas. This quilt is extra-long to fit a college dorm bed.

Tween Dreams t-shirt quilt
Collect a pile of T-shirts that have been outgrown. No matter the size of the motifs,
Terrific T-Shirt Quilts will teach you how to use strips and patchwork to make every T-shirt fit just right.

Want to learn more about Terrific T-Shirt Quilts?

What T-shirt quilt theme would be perfect for a loved one you know? Sports, music, extra-curricular activities, nature? Tell us in the comments!

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