Like many, I accumulated a fabulous t-shirt collection in college which chronicled my activities, organizations, and memories from those four years. A few years ago I thinned my collection, but I still had a large storage container in our shed with 25 shirts (give or take). I never wore them anymore, but I couldn’t bear to part with them.
Following in the footsteps of my college roommates, I had them made into a quilt! I hired a seamstress to transform my box of old shirts into a perfect picnic blanket. She also had the brilliant idea to do the backing in denim – a perfect pairing with t-shirts, and durable for outside use.
I’ve only had it about a month, but it’s already been to 2 beaches and on 3 picnics. I predict it will be on many, many more. I am in love!
I highly recommend this if you have those sentimental tees that you just can’t get rid of. It would also be a sweet way to save your little one’s memorable onesies or cute shirts! If you don’t have the skills to make it yourself, you could hire a seamstress. A quick internet search yields several options, as does etsy. Or maybe you have a friend who can sew who wants to earn a few bucks!