(This is a sponsored post, all opinions contained within are 100% my own and not influenced by the sponsor).
I have heard about making T-shirt quilts for a long time. It sounds like such a neat craft to make in order to preserve memories of your family’s past, but I’m the type of person who will put off a big craft project like making a T-shirt blanket, even if I’m really excited about it. I will put it off for so long, that I may even wonder why I ever started saving those t-shirts in the first place. Can you relate?
My friend Jessie, has been doing the same thing. Being a farmer’s wife, she has been saving these cute little John Deere T-shirts that her family has worn through the years, for a long time. She’s even picked up a lot of the shirts at Goodwill and garage sales to get the shirts for the quilt ready quicker. But…she found that she had so many projects going, she was never able to get her craft project done. She still wanted to preserve the memories, but how to find the time?
Well, it just so happens that I was introduced to this new company called Project Repat. You can send all of your t-shirts that you’d like made into a blanket, into their company and have them make your quilt for you! How cool is that? No sewing skills required of you! They make the process so stinking easy, too, by showing step by step instructions on their site..
I was able to gather my friend Jessie’s t-shirts and have them sent in for her, to save her time. Here’s the stack that I was about to mail in….as you can see, all greens and browns, because they were all John Deere T-shirts.
When placing the order, you get to choose which color you’d like on the back. She chose gray. Here’s a picture up close so you can see the thickness of the blanket. It’s not too thick, but it was just right for the most comfortable blanket ever!
You send them all in and they send you an email when they receive your T-shirts. Then, they turn your shirts into the most beautiful blanket full of memories! You can choose different sizes, either a lap blanket (like we chose) a twin, full, queen or even a king! Of course, the larger the blanket, the more t-shirts you’ll need. We chose a lap blanket, because she just wanted it for her living room, so we only needed 16 panels.
Not long after we sent them in, I got another email saying that they were done with the quilt and that it was on it’s way back to me! I was so excited to get it in the mail so that I could Jessie’s reaction. Of course, I had to try it out on my own chair first to see how it looked….I think it turned out pretty sweet, don’t you?
It was hard for me to hide half of the quilt though when I folded it…lol, so I had to open it all up and drape it over the chair, too…so I could see what all of the shirts said.
Of course, when Jessie came over to pick it up, she was so excited to finally have her project done! She loved it and so did her oldest daughter Alia!
Are you interested in utilizing a service like Project Repat to preserve your family’s T-shirt memories? I did a little searching online and found that Project Repat has the best prices around for a service like this! They make the process so easy and you get your blanket back really fast. Be sure to check out their website or even follow them on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram.