How to Make a Sorority T-Shirt Quilt

how to make a t-shirt quilt

Being in a sorority during college will leave you with two things once it’s over:  lots of memories and lots of t-shirts.  For many of us, our t-shirt collection represents those memories.  A t-shirt for grub, a t-shirt for semi-formal, a t-shirt for homecoming, the list goes on.  For whatever event there may have been, a sorority girl has a t-shirt to show for it.

After college, most of us stop wearing our sorority t-shirts, but we’re not ready to get rid of them.  So what do you do when you have three dresser drawers full of t-shirt memories that are now just taking up space?  You turn your sorority t-shirts into a t-shirt quilt!  A t-shirt quilt is a great way to preserve your college memories while cleaning out your closet.  Here’s how to make a t-shirt quilt:
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sorority t-shirt blanket
There are a few ways you can make a t-shirt quilt, one being to do it yourself (if you have lots of time and the sewing skills), or you can let someone else do it for you.  I can’t sew, I don’t have the time to cut 16 different shirts, nor do I have the patience, so I chose the latter.  The easy and most affordable way to make a sorority t-shirt quilt is to send your t-shirts to Project Repat.
Project Repat t-shirt quilts are made in the USA with a recycled Polartec fleece backing for a lightweight warm option year round.  Getting a t-shirt quilt made is as easy as just sending in your shirts.  They even send a box for you to pack them in.  There’s no need to cut your shirts since they do it all for you.  You can tell them exactly how you want your shirts placed for the design, or you can leave it up to them to decide.  For design ideas, check out Project Repat on Instagram or search using the hashtag #projectrepat.  They have a quick turnaround time of about 2-3 weeks, making them a great gift option as well.
The t-shirt quilts come in a variety of size options, from a lap quilt to a king sized quilt.  I had exactly 16 shirts I wanted to turn into a quilt, so the lap sized option was the perfect fit.  I love the memories my sorority t-shirt quilt brings every time I look at it!  I’m thinking an LSU football themed t-shirt quilt is next.  I’m officially addicted.
What did you do with your college or sorority t-shirts?  Is a t-shirt quilt something you’d consider?


This post is sponsored by Project Repat, but all opinions are my own.

8 thoughts on “How to Make a Sorority T-Shirt Quilt

  1. Rachel Gault

    I still have my sorority shirts in my drawers but I've been trying to figure out what to do with them. This sounds like a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. Brittany Lockwood

    What a neat idea! I have a bunch of my sorority shirts and feel weird wearing them as an alum. Once I get past the "hoarder" side of me, I might actually do this. Such a smart idea on their part! Thanks so much for sharing!

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

  3. Lisa C

    I had so many shirts that I willed them all away. I know a lot of people who made quilts after graduation, and now I wish I'd kept some shirts.

  4. Laura J

    This is such a great idea!! I've been hanging onto all my old Auburn t-shirts, and had no idea what to do with them!! Thanks for introducing me to this company!

  5. Chastity Beene

    I wish I did this with my husband's fraternity shirts! I made a t-shirt quilt myself, but it took FOREVER – looking back I would have paid anything for someone else to do it:)

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