1. Christmas in August

    Last time I saw my hairdresser, she told me that it was less than 180 days till Christmas. Well, it's been about six weeks and I have another hair appointment tomorrow, so I figured I would see how many days are left now and it's 138. That may seem like a lot and really strange since it is so hot outside, but it's definitely time to start thinking about Christmas if you want a t-shirt quilt or mem…Read More

  2. Quilts Made from Baby Clothes

    Did your babies grow much too quickly?  Mine sure did.  My "baby" is now 42 years old.  And my youngest grandchild will be ten years old this year and I'm wondering where the time went. Babies grow out of those tiny  onesies and cute little outfits before they hardly have a chance to wear them.  Many mothers can not stand to part with their little ones' baby clothes that they grew out of much…Read More

  3. Traditional Custom Quilts

    Although making T-shirt quilts makes up the bulk of our business, we also enjoy making traditional quilts for our customers.  We can make one to your size and color specifications and I love the opportunity to do a special quilt.  The quilt pictured is a king-sized quilt that was a custom order from good friends of mine.  Their bedroom is a somewhat dark green color and they wanted something to…Read More

  4. Why It’s Important to Plan Ahead for Your T-Shirt Quilt

    As I have mentioned in previous blogs, the Katy T-Shirt Quilts work force consists of my husband and me.  We like to give personal attention to every order and there are only so many hours that the two of us can work.  We work long hours around Christmas and graduations in May and June, but we still are unable to fulfill everyone's request at those times of the year.  It is really disappointing…Read More

  5. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

    It's beginning to look like Christmas at the  Katy T-Shirt Quilts household.  Santa's elves have been working overtime to get everyone's Christmas quilts finished and delivered on time for Christmas.  We've also been very busy trying to prepare for our own family Christmas after a busy Thanksgiving weekend.  Unfortunately, we've had to turn down several Christmas jobs because potential custome…Read More

  6. Quilts Made from Crown Royal Bags

    About three years ago, I started making quilts from Crown Royal bags.  If you're not familiar with Crown Royal, it is a whiskey that comes in a cloth bag with the Crown Royal logo on it.  Most of the bags are purple, but Crown Royal also makes specialty whiskeys that come with their own special bag.  There are black, red, blue, green and tan to name a few.  Crown Royal drinkers love to collect…Read More

  7. Gift Certificates for T-Shirt Quilts

    It's funny how Christmas sneaks up on us every year.  It crosses our minds in September and October and then all of a sudden, November is half over and we realize just how little time there is left until Christmas.  I get a lot of phone calls up until a week or so before Christmas asking me to squeeze in one more (or sometimes two or three more) T-shirt quilts in time for Christmas gift giving.…Read More

  8. T-Shirt Quilts for Fundraisers

    The air is finally getting cooler and many schools, churches and charities are having Fall Festivals and fundraisers. I’m attending a family reunion this weekend where we have an auction to raise money to pay for the facilities. The quilt pictured on the left is one that I made for a previous reunion.  It’s a great time of to get out and enjoy the weather and the fun and to help out by either…Read More

  9. It’s Time to Order T-Shirt Quilts for Christmas Gifts

    Are you one of those people who hates going into stores in September and seeing Christmas decorations already? So am I. However, there is a good reason to start thinking about Christmas gifts now rather than later. With people having such busy lives, it’s hard to squeeze in all the things that have to be done at the last minute. Getting your gift shopping done early can reduce holiday stress and…Read More