1. Camp Blessing Quilt

    After I had just written last week's post about quilts for causes, I got an email from my quilting friend Amy who had pieced a T-shirt quilt and had me quilt it a few months ago.  It was a donation quilt to be used as a fundraiser for Camp Blessing which is a summer camp for children with disabilities and special needs.  Siblings can also attend the camp.  Here's what Amy wrote: "I don't know i…Read More

  2. Quilts for Causes

    As I mentioned in a previous post, quilters love to make donation quilts to give for worthy causes.  When I'm not working on t-shirt quilts for customers, I'm either making a quilt for myself or for a gift or to donate.  I just finished making a couple more donation quilts.  I made a patriotic one to give to Quilts for Camp Hope for a soldier who is being treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disor…Read More

  3. It’s Time to Order for Graduation and Spring Holidays

    The holidays are over and I've enjoyed working on some charity quilts and a couple of quilts for myself, but I'm looking forward to getting back in the groove and working on customer quilts.  For those of you who are thinking about t-shirt quilts for graduations, birthdays, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or Father's Day, now is the time to get your shirts together.  I know a lot of you are probab…Read More

  4. 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

  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. Thankful for Loyal Customers

    As Thanksgiving approaches, I am feeling thankful for many things.  The grandkids are right at the top of the list, of course.  And I'm very thankful for my husband and children as well as my mother, my siblings and the rest of my extended family.  And I can't imagine life without my friends, especially my quilting friends, many of whom have become like family.  But I would be remiss if I didn…Read More

  7. 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

  8. Family, Football and T-Shirt Quilts

    This is my favorite time of year. We just got back from a family reunion in Louisiana and the weather was perfect, the food was plentiful (too plentiful actually), and we got to enjoy time with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandkids. I didn’t take a quilt to auction off this year, but we’ve been asked to contribute something that we made ourselves for next year’s auction. Since the Louisiana S…Read More

  9. Why You Should Choose Katy T-Shirt Quilts

    There are many people making T-shirt quilts now, but there is an advantage to choosing a reputable, experienced quilter who stands behind her work and is truly in business. I have heard stories of people who have sent T-shirts to someone who never got around to making the T-shirt quilt. Others start a quilting business, but lose interest. I made my first quilt when I was nine years old, so I have …Read More

  10. Does My T-Shirt Quilt Need to Have a Theme?

    Many of the T-shirt quilts that I make do have a theme such as a sorority or college T-shirt quilt, but just as many don’t have a theme.  A person may have T-shirts from elementary school mixed in with baseball, travel or concert T-shirts. That’s the beauty of each T-shirt quilt. It can reflect one, two or many interests of the individual receiving the quilt. Sometimes a mother may be orderin…Read More