T-shirt Quilt FAQs
1) Should I cut the t-shirts?
No – Please DO NOT cut the t-shirts. You should wash them and write your name on the inside hem of the side of the shirt you want to use (front, back, or both). We will cut the t-shirts after the interfacing is applied. For dark t-shirts, you can use masking tape to write on or pin a note to the side you want . If you want the leftover pieces of the t-shirts back, please request this on the order form. Otherwise, we will dispose of the t-shirt pieces that are not used in the quilt.
2) Can I use any other kind of clothing other than t-shirts?
Yes – Sweatshirts, jerseys, jackets, tank tops and shorts can all be used. Some of these require extra sewing to make them work. There is a $5.00 per block charge for extra sewing. Also in memory quilts, any kind of clothing or fabric that is washable can be used. Jeans, sweaters, pajamas, bandanas, etc are fine. If you are unsure if it can be used, just send it to us anyway. We will include everything that we can.
3) Do I need to send any fabric for the top or back of the quilt?
No – Everything needed to complete the quilt (except the t-shirts) is provided by SoSews and is included in the price. All the fabrics we use are solid colors. But if you want to send your own backing or sashing fabric, you can.
4) Can I send my own backing and/or sashing fabric? How much fabric should I send?
|Quilt Size||Width x Length||
Backing Fabric Needed (Optional)
|King||102 x 102 inches||9 yards|
|86 x 102 inches||9 yards|
|Full||86 x 86 inches||9 yards|
|XL Twin||70 x 102 inches||6 yards|
|Twin||70 x 86 inches||6 yards|
|Throw||70 x 70 inches||4 1/2 yards|
|Lap||55 x 70 inches||3 1/2 yards|
|Sashing Fabric||Queen or King||4 yards|
|Sashing Fabric||Twin, XL Twin or Full||3 yards|
|Sashing Fabric||Lap or Throw||2 yards|
5) Where can I purchase fabric for the backing of the quilt?
Fabric can be purchased at any fabric store near you, such as local quilt shops, JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby, etc. Or there are some great online fabric stores.
6) How do I care for my quilt?
Your quilt can be machine washed in cold water, gentle cycle. Hang dry or tumble dry on the lowest heat setting. Use a color catcher in the washing machine the first time you wash the quilt to make sure none of the fabric runs.The less often you wash and dry the quilt, the longer it will last. A roller used for pet hair/lint removal is great for surface cleaning the quilt between washings and using one can extend the life of your quilt.