Last year, a customer contacted me about creating a t-shirt quilt for her husband. We hit it off right away and came up with a fantastic design idea over the phone. Later, when I met with the customer at her home, I couldn’t help but notice all the giraffes decorating her house.
After inquiring, I learned that her husband worked in Africa and was bringing the giraffes back from his long trips. As a result, we changed our approach to the t-shirt quilt design and decided to incorporate a standing giraffe. In addition, I used appliqué and highlighting to enhance the t-shirts.
If you have t-shirts that you would like to preserve in a unique way, consider a t-shirt quilt. Moonlight Quilts works with customers to create a custom design and turn those keepsakes into a lasting memory.
Now is as good a time as any to begin thinking about your holiday gift purchases for this year. T-shirt and other commemorative quilts take time to make and orders are already coming in. Contact us today to discuss designs and pricing of your gift quilts.
If you’re anything like me you’re always looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with a nice quilt! I created this pattern a few years ago, and every summer since I get out my American flag table runner. It’s a nice decorative touch in my kitchen, and I’ve even received a few compliments over the years.
In addition to making custom quilts and t-shirt quilts, I also teach a few quilting classes here and there. Based on that experience, I can say that many quilters have difficulty with making the y-seam. I’ve created a short video showing me completing a y-seam, and I’ve also written a short tutorial (download the y-seam tutorial pdf).
If you feel intimidated by the Y-seam, I hope this helps!
To all you quilters out there, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The last time I posted one of my quilt patterns for free, I had a video to go along with it. Lately things have been so busy that I don’t really have time to make a video for this pattern, but here’s a picture of the finished product: