This is a custom made item. Returns are not possible due to your shirts being part of the quilt. We will do our best to communicate with you to insure a fantastic quilt. If a mistake was made in our fabrication we will fix the problem for you at no additional cost. We want you to be happy with your quilt!
Our estimated time frame is usually 4-8 weeks. Graduation and Christmas are the two of the busiest times for Memory Quilts. Below is when we would need your quilt items.
Graduation Deadline: January/February
Christmas Deadline: August/September
If you have a “need by” date, please contact us for a firm delivery date,
Please keep in mind the 4-8 week time frame starts when we physically receive your shirts, not when the order is placed online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a “Block” –
A block is the square that is cut from your clothing item. The finished size on the quilt is 14”x14”.
Q: What types of clothing can I use –
We can use just about any clothing item. Please make sure it can withstand normal washing. (Please no plastic, heavy canvas type, dry clean). We can use: T Shirts, Sweatshirts, Towels, Jackets, Sweaters, Pajamas, Robes, Uniforms work/sports and more! The items must be large enough for us to cut a 15”x15” square.
We can use smaller items or items that will need extra sewing or fabric added to fit in a square. Baby Clothes, Tank Tops, Pants, Patches & Badges, Socks, Gloves, Bibs, Button Down Shirts, Anything with Button Closures, V necks to name a few. When adding these types of items, there will be an additional charge per item to add them to your quilt. These services can be added at check out. If you are unsure, please contact us.
Q: What is Sashing –
Sashing is the material that is used around the blocks. It links the squares together.
Q: What is a Border –
We use a 2 inch border around the sashing/shirt squares. The fabric is in a contrasting color. The 2nd border is a 4 inch fabric strip that frames the entire outside edge of the quilt.
Q: What is a Binding –
It is a piece of fabric that is folded in half (double thickness) and is machine sewn around the outside border of the quilt. It makes for a nice edge.
Q: What fabric is used for the backing?
The backing of the quilt is a neutral solid fabric that goes with the overall color of the quilt.
Q: Can I pick the color of the fabric –
Yes you can! You can suggest a color and we will go with variations of that color theme.
Q: Do you take custom orders –
Yes we do! If you don’t see something you want just “Contact Us”.
Q: Do you take Deposits/Layaway?
No, we do not take deposits or have layaway. Payment for the quilt and any add-ons is due at the time the order is placed.
T-Shirt Memory Quilts make great gifts. Here Are A Few Suggestions:
Girl Scouts – Display the Uniform, Badges, and any shirts, or sweatshirts.
Boy Scouts – Display the Uniform, Badges, and any Shirts, or Sweatshirts.
Scout Troop Leader – Say thank you to the Scout Troop Leader for all the time they put into the Troop.
Eagle Scouts – What a way to remember the years of dedication it took to make this level.
Baseball Player – All Little League Shirts or Sweatshirts.
Baseball Mom – Give mom something to remember all those great times spent at the baseball field.
High School Graduation – Remember all the activities and clubs. Don’t forget Prom, and fund raisers.
College Graduation – All the Sorority or Fraternity activities you were involved in, Go Greek!
Retirement- Great way to thank someone for all the years of service.
Birthday Gift – What a surprise to see a completed quilt when you open up that Birthday Gift.
Sports- Maybe you played Soccer, Track, La Cross, or Cross Country.
Football – All those Football Shirts starting Pee Wee to High School Football.
Coach Gift – This will be the best “Coaches Gift” ever.
Christmas Gift- This is a very popular Christmas Gift.
Cheer – All those games and competitions and Cheer Camp. What Cheer Leader wouldn’t like to see those shirts and uniforms on display.
What Happens After I Place My Order?
You will receive an email from us with some shirt prep instructions.
Please print out our Order Form. Fill out one form for each item you purchased.
Send your clothing items and order form to us.
Your estimated time frame for the quilt completion starts once we physically receive your items.
You will receive an email when your box arrives.
When your quilt is completed you will receive an email with a photo of your quilt or pillow cover, and a tracking number.
* If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us
How Our Quilts are Constructed…….
Our quilts have 3 layers. The first is your clothing items with the fabric grid and borders. The second layer is batting. The third layer is a solid cotton fabric.
All three layers are professionally machine quilted together. This adds strength and longevity to your quilt. We will then attach a fabric binding around the outside edge of your quilt.
You are responsible to ship your quilt items to Memory Quilts 4 u. Please use a new strong box, and packing tape. You may also want to add insurance and a tracking number. This postage is paid by the sender.
Return Shipping: Your package will be sent to you via UPS or USPS. You will be provided a tracking number. The package will be insured for the amount the quilt was purchased for on our site. Unfortunately the shipping companies will not insure for sentimental value. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged boxes. If you would like to request a signature upon delivery please let us know, otherwise it will be left at your door. We only ship to physical addresses, no PO Boxes.
We currently ship to U.S.A. addresses only. (lower 48) We can ship to Hawaii and Alaska, but you may be required to pay additional shipping. We do not ship to U.S. Territories, or Military APO or FPO.