How is the fabric selected?
You can pick the fabric colors of your choice. If you feel you are not good at doing this, don’t worry, we can pick them for you once we see the shirts.
Can I send my own Fabrics?
You are more than welcome to send us your own fabric. Please refer to the chart below for yardages. We will supply a backing fabric to coordinate with your fabric. We will also deduct $20 from your total order if fabric is included.
How big can the graphic be?
We do not accept graphics that are larger than 14″. If the graphic on a t-shirt is larger than 14″ we will cut it down.
What do I do with those small graphics on the chest or sleeve?
Sometimes we are able to incorporate multiple small graphics to make one block. If you have 3 or 4 shirts that only have very small logos we can combine graphics into one block. There will be a $5.00 fee (up to 4 graphics per block) added for this service.
How many t-shirts make a good size quilt?
Quilts look good when there is a balanced number of rows. For example, if you sent 20 t-shirts the quilt would be in rows of 5 blocks x 4 blocks and this would look good. If someone sent us 23 t-shirts, we would need to add an extra graphic to bring it up to a 24 (long twin). Quilts look best when the following number of shirts are sent: 16, 20, 24, 25, 30, 36, 42, 49.
How will the quilt be put together?
We use a computerized longarm machine system on all t-shirt quilts. Please check out the quilting style page to see the standard quilting pattern that we use. Your quilt will be densly quilted for strength. We use Hobbs 80/20 (cotton/poly) batting and is machine washable in cold water.
How do you know what side of the shirt to use?
Normally we use the side that has the largest graphic. If you want us to use both sides of the shirt please mark the shirt with either a note pinned to it or write on painters tape and stick it on the cloth of the t-shirt – not the graphic. Sometimes masking tape leaves a residue if you stick it directly on the graphic so try and place it on the t-shirt itself. Painter’s tape also works well and does not leave the residue. You also need to mark the shirt if you think we will be unsure of what side to use. Please do NOT use Duc tape.
Can I plan my own layout?
Normally we just arrange the shirts by alternating lights and darks. You may however use one of our layout grids provided on the order-form page.
When do I pay the balance?
When the quilt is in it’s final stages we will send you an invoice by e-mail. You will have the option of paying the balance through our secure Cashboard account on-line, send payment using paypal, or mail us a check. Once payment is made the quilt will be shipped.
How is the finished quilt sent back?
We use United States Postal service and all quilts are sent using their Priority Mail service.