Memory quilts are a great way to repurpose old shirts that you no longer wear, but don't want to discard as they hold too many memories. They are cut into squares and sewn together to create a blanket to cherish for years to come. They make ideal unique gifts and are a great way to celebrate life's accomplishments and moments.
We have many different sizes to choose from depending on how many T-Shirt sides you would like to include. This will then determine the price of your new quilt. Please see our Order now section for further information along with a size guide.
Our t-shirt quilts are unlike the traditional three-layered quilts where the shirts are interfaced, have a batting centre, and then typically a cotton back and bound around the edges - The whole quilt top is then stitched all together normally in some kind of pattern. Although these kinds of quilts are beautiful- they are also pretty fancy and expensive. Our quilts are created using just your T-Shirts which are joined using a serger, and then backed with a super soft fleece, turned the right way out, and then topstitched around the edge. By doing it this way, not only do we create a REALLY soft flexible durable quilt, it also takes nothing away from the actual designs on the T-Shirts themselves. There is no risk of the interfacing failing and they are quicker to create- therefore we are then able to pass those savings on to you! The quality of our quilts match that of the traditional ones but at a third of the price.
Each T-Shirt side received is pressed - We then cut each 12.5" square individually so that they are very accurate (slightly larger for seam allowances when sewing) This is then arranged in an order that makes the most of the colours provided and what looks best. We use an industrial 4-thread serger to join the edges of each shirt side. Once the top has been sewn, the quilt is placed on top of your chosen fleece colour and pinned to ensure that it is laying nice and flat- please note that if you have ordered either large, x large or xx large- there will be a join in the fleece backing as they are too wide for the standard fleece fabric width. The edges are then serged leaving a gap to turn the quilt inside out. Finally, the quilt is ironed so that it lays nice and flat and the edge is top stitched ensuring that the gap is closed and that it is left looking nice and complete.
Our quilts work great as throws for your couch but also make awesome blankets for your bed! We offer six different sizes to suit every type. Below you can find measurements of standard beds along with the size quilts we offer:
Mattress size - - - - - - Our quilt sizes in inches - - - - - - Name of quilt to order
We also offer a lap sized quilt which is idea for the couch, in the car or to fold up and pop in your bag and take wherever you go! This measures 48" x 48"
At RE-Vive the TEE we can use many different material types in your quilt, not just T-Shirts. The materials you can use in your quilts are T-Shirts, Fleece, Flannel, Polos, Sweatshirts, Scrubs, and denim. If you have any material you are not sure if can be included, then please send us an email at email@example.com
We can work with many material types, please see "What materials can I send?" in FAQ
When you place your order for a quilt you will receive a Welcome Pack via email. This will show you the exact next steps to get your T-Shirts ready to send to us. We ask you to separate the sides of the T-Shirts you would like to be included in your quilt, this cuts down your shipping costs to send them to us and also makes ensures we only have the sides you want in the quilt.
The Welcome Pack will explain what you will need to send to us. You will need to include the T-Shirt sides that you want to include in the quilt and a copy of the invoice. If you do not have a printer, you can include a handwritten note with your name, address, and order number.
We care about your prized possessions just as much as you do. When your parcel arrives at the studio, a confirmation email will be sent to you letting you know its here.
Our current time to create your quilt (not including delivery) is 7-14 days, however this can change depending on number of orders we currently have on our waitlist- we will keep you informed if your order is going take longer.
All quilts are sent from the studio expedited via Canada Post . We will let you know when you order has been sent and a tracking number will be provided.
When you receive your quilt and unpack it, you will see that we have included Care Cards on how to wash the quilt. We ask that the quilts are washed on a cold 30-degree delicate cycle and hung to dry (do not dry in the tumble dryer). Your quilt will be packaged in acid-free tissue paper which is safe for storage and will not damage the fabrics over time.
We ask that you leave a review either on our website, Facebook page, or Instagram- To leave a review on our website, please click on any 'order now' button and scroll to the bottom of the page- you will then see a section to fill out a form- please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure for more direction- each review will count towards your entries into our giveaway. RE-Vive the TEE have the right to withdraw the giveaway at any point. Your entry will only be valid for one giveaway- unless you purchase multiple quilts within different windows of the giveaway and additional reviews are left. Receiving positive reviews from our customers is very important to us at RE-Vive the TEE. We want to hear that you love the quilt just as much as we did making them.
Reviews can be left either on our website by clicking on any 'order now' button and scrolling to the bottom of the page, Facebook page or Instagram. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or are unsure in anyway