1. Embroidery for Your Quilt

    I recently bought an embroidery machine so I no longer have to send out embroidery to be done. Sometimes customers want names and dates or other lettering embroidered in a square or in the top or bottom border and I can offer that service in-house now. My set-up price is $15 and that includes up to 15 letters or numerals. Then it is 50¢ per letter after that.I have a very large collection of font…Read More

  2. Start Thinking About Graduation Quilts Now

    This year has started off with a bang for which I am very grateful. We are currently scheduling for the end of February. So, if you would like to have a t-shirt quilt made for your senior for graduation, now is the time to start making plans. My turnaround time is four to six weeks, but it's closer to seven weeks the nearer it gets to May. The turnaround time starts the moment I receive your t-shi…Read More

  3. Happy New Year from Katy T-Shirt Quilts

    It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2017 won't be my favorite year ever due to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey, but it certainly could have been a lot worse. We were blessed to get our house back in order in time for the holidays while many of our fellow Texans are living in apartments or with friends and relatives while waiting for their homes to be redone. As we enter 20…Read More

  4. What to Do with All Those College T-Shirts

    This is the time of year when college students are pledging fraternities and sororities. If you're a new pledge, you probably don't realize how many t-shirts you will end up with by the time you are out of college. You'll have a t-shirt for every special event that your sorority or fraternity plans. And they will certainly bring back memories in years to come. I corresponded recently with Daniel o…Read More

  5. Quilt Market

    In spite of how it may appear in the picture, I really had a productive quilt market. The vendors go out of their way to decorate their booths and make it fun for the Market attendees and it's great to go just to witness their creativity. I met with several fabric vendors and ordered over 30 bolts of fabric. One of the vendors is a new one for me, so I'm looking forward to adding to my fabric choi…Read More

  6. How to Choose T-Shirts for your Quilt

    Many of my customers have so many t-shirts that they have a hard time narrowing them down to a reasonable number to put in a quilt. Some of them show up for appointments with bags and bags and want me to help choose. Although I can help you choose, I really don't know what is most important to you or the person for whom you are having the quilt made.  Here are a few ideas to help you narrow your …Read More

  7. 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

  8. Machine Quilting Service

    Before I started making T-Shirt quilts, I already had a longarm quilting business and I still offer machine quilting service for those who like to piece quilt tops, but do not have time to quilt them by hand.  I started quilting for customers twenty years ago and still enjoy my craft.  Here are a few pointers for those who would like to have a quilt top quilted. Your backing should be 8" to 10" …Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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