How long will it take? Approximately 3-5 weeks with a longer time frame at Christmas and spring graduation season.
How many shirts do I need? 20-30 will make a large lap quilt of about 52 x 68″. Our order form has more information here: CTSQ Order Form.
Will you respond if I email or call you? Of course! Email your questions and I will be glad to respond. We can talk if you’d rather. Find info on our “Contact Us” tab.
Do you just sew around the border of the shirts? No, we quilt with a long arm sewing machine. We use Gammill, long arm machines. You can have your choice of an all over, circle design or meandering which is like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Other suggestions are welcome such as musical notes, flowers, stars, etc.
What do you do with the binding? The binding is a separate strip of fabric that covers all the edges so batting and raw edges don’t show. It completes the quilt and whatever color you choose frames the front of your quilt. We cut strips of cotton fabric and machine sew the binding around all four sides. You can have the same color as the backing or an accent color. See the “Photo Gallery” tab and sneak a peek.
Where are you? We are in “clean livin'” Clive, Iowa which is a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. Shipping rates are economical from all over the U.S. to get your shirts to our door. See the “Order” tab for more information on how to get your shirts to us.
Is it expensive? 20-30 shirts make an approximately 52 x 68″ for $384.00. It’s the most fabulous memory gift ever and worth every penny! Size determines price. Many of the quilts we make are in the $450.00 range. See order form here CTSQ Order Form for more detailed pricing info.