Memory Quilt

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!

Today’s post is part of “Works For Me Wednesdays,” tips to make your family’s life easier.  WFMW is hosted by Kristen at We Are THAT Family.


4 thoughts on “Memory Quilt

  1. This is a great idea! If you are a quilter, this service is a good one to advertise or donate to a fundraising auction. (I’m going to e-mail the chair of my church’s auction right now asking if she can recruit someone to donate the making of a T-shirt quilt!)

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