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Twin T-Shirt Quilt View Other Quilt Sizes

A Twin T-Shirt quilt contains 12 or 15 shirt panels.

12 Panels
Twin T-Shirt Quilt 12 Panels15 Panels
T-Shirt Quilt 15 Panels
The T-Shirt Panel is the primary focus of a memory quilt. The panels are harvested from the customer’s shirts.
The typical size for a shirt panel square is 15 inches. This can vary due to the size of the shirt and the size of the shirt graphics. Both the front and the back of the shirt can be used if desired.Prior to cutting the shirt panel, an interfacing is heat bonded to back of the shirt square. This provides several very important functions:

  • It creates a non-stretching fabric which allows the quilt to be manufactured at a higher quality due to it’s now stable nature.
  • It prevents stretching and puckering during and after use. A non-interfaced shirt panel can loosen, stretch and pucker due to normal ‘on the couch’ use from feet and tugging.
  • It creates a stable foundation for the shirt graphics to help prevent them from splitting and cracking.
  • It gives old worn out, thin shirts new life by providing a stable foundation.

The interfacing is a high quality backing that prevents stretching but is still very soft and pliable. It does not create a hard or rigid fabric.

From a stack of shirts… to a beautiful quilt!

Backing

The Backing is a cotton or cotton blend fabric that makes up the backside of Mary’s quilts. It is a solid, one piece panel (with exception to the King sized quilt) in a color which is selected by the customer (see a list of available colors below). Any color can be selected to create an accent or to follow a theme such as your favorite team or school colors.

If a specific color is desired, simply send a sample color or mark a shirt that contains the color and Mary will try to match the shade as closely as possible. For example, if your school colors are dark yellow and blue, select yellow during checkout for the backing color, mark a shirt that contains the color or send a sample and Mary will do her best to match it.

If you are unsure of what color to select and you want Mary to use her best judgment, an option called ‘Let Mary decide’ is available.

Available colors:
White, Yellow, Black, Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray, Red, Light Blue, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Light Green, Medium Green, Dark Green, Orange, Brown, Tan/Biege, Purple, Burgundy, Pink

Sashing

All Mary’s Quilted Memories quilts come standard with sashing!

Sashing is a key component of a Mary’s Quilted Memories quilt. Sashing is the fabric that borders, frames, and distinguishes the T-Shirt panels. It creates the front color of your quilt and provides separation between the shirt panels. It enables integration of color themes (team, product or school colors) into your quilt and creates separation between different color shirt panels.

Mary provides an option to select a subtle printed sashing. If this option is selected, Mary will search for and select a subtly printed fabric in the color selected to further enhance the quilt's appearance. If you're unsure of what color sashing to use and you want Mary to use her best judgment, Select the "Let Mary decide" option during checkout.

Available colors:
White Yellow, Black, Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray, Red, Light Blue, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Light Green, Medium Green, Dark Green, Orange, Brown, Tan/Biege, Purple, Burgundy, Pink

Stitching

The Quilt Stitching is the machine sewn thread pattern that binds the quilt backing to the front T-Shirt panel over the entire quilt. The stitching also secures the interior batting in place. This creates the quilts texture, feel, durability, and most importantly, it’s what makes a quilt a quilt.

Mary provides two stitching options (Meander and Loop Meander) with an “Outlined” option. “Outlining” is an option to stitch around the shirt panel graphics to make them stand out. It is great to highlight smaller graphics but is not recommended for large graphics.

Binding/Edging

The binding or edging is the fabric sewn onto the perimeter of a quilt that binds together the edge of all the layers to create an attractive accented border.

Available colors:
White Yellow, Black, Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray, Red, Light Blue, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Light Green, Medium Green, Dark Green, Orange, Brown, Tan/Biege, Purple, Burgundy, Pink

Embroidery

Embroidery customization is a great way to personalize or individualize your keepsake. From a personal sentiment, to dating a special event or achievement, most any message or statement can be added to one of Mary’s products.

Embroidery on a Quilt Panel
On a Panel

Quilt Embroidery Applique
Appliquéd

Embroidery can be applied in three different methods in either script or block lettering:

  • On a Panel – This method adds the embroidery directly to any shirt panel, a blank shirt panel, or a separate fabric panel. (as seen in orange below).
  • Appliqué – This method applies the embroidery to the project through the application of an appliqué (as seen in red below).

Due to the quilting process, embroidery can only be added to the front side of Mary’s quilts.

To order, simply select the Embroidery option during checkout. Mary will then contact you to arrange the details of your desired embroidery.

  • On a panel
    • 0 – 50 Characters – $18.00
    • 51-150 Characters – $ 32.00
    • 150- 500 Characters – $62.00
  • Appliqué Method
    • 0-50 Characters – $34.00
    • 51-150 Characters – $48.00

Before sending us your shirts, please do two things:

1. Wash your shirts – Please wash your T-Shirts with detergent only. Do not use fabric softener! Fabric softener will compromise the adhesion of the interfacing to your shirts. If fabric softener is discovered, we will need to wash the shirts to remove it and an additional fee may be incurred.

2.Mark your shirts - Once your order is placed, you will receive an email that contains a printable layout form. This form will illustrate to us how you want your shirts arranged on your quilt. You will need to securely mark your shirts with the corresponding numbers form the form with either masking tape or a pinned label or paper.

Please do not pre-cut your shirts! Getting a good, square panel is important to the quality of your quilt and this cannot be accomplished unless the interfacing is applied prior to the final cutting of the shirt panel square.

Thank you for taking the time to prepare your shirts for processing.

We look forward to turning them into a keepsake!

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