Making Memories: Project Repat T-shirt Quilt

You might have seen my post about Project Repat T-shirt Quilts- I'm excited to say I received the completed product and I adore it! I boxed up all of Bryson's baby shirts, sent them off to Project Repat, and a short time later received a gorgeous patchwork quilt backed with PolarTek Fleece. He now keeps it in his bedroom where we use it to snuggle under while we read books. I then tell him stories about each of the shirts and how they fit into his life.

I love the story behind Project Repat- two guys, Nathan and Ross, started this company that branched from pretty funny encounter.  Ross was in Nairobi doing non-profit education work and was stuck in a 2 hour traffic jam. He eventually found the source of the delay: a Kenyan man, wearing a t-shirt that read "I Danced My Ass Off at Josh's Bar Mitzvah," had an overturned vegetable and fruit rickshaw. This sparked a question about how to reuse castaway t-shirts.

Here is a little info about where the quilts are made:


When I opened the package containing the finished quilt, all of the memories from the first 3 years with Bryson came flooding back.

This from Bryson's first St. Patrick's Day, which is a huge holiday in our family. We took Bryson to a "family friendly" bash and I glued a mustache and beard to his face that um....kinda didn't come off.


This was from Bryson's 2nd birthday party (Cars-themed, of course)- it was the first shirt he actually cared about what was on it and has demanded that he pick out his clothes ever since.

This was from my cousin Alana's wedding- she asked Bryson to be a ring bearer, and he made it down the aisle when he was not even two years old! It was also his first trip on an airplane- such a memorable vacation for our family.

I used this shirt to announce to my husband that I was pregnant. I put the shirt on Bryson before my husband got home from work, and waited until he noticed what the t-shirt actually said. The look of confusion mixed with elation is a memory that is forever held in my heart.

And here is the finished product!

Project Repat T-shirt Quilt Finished Product

I am thrilled with the quality- the shirts all line up perfectly, and they made every effort to get the full images on the quilt. They coordinated the colors and patterns of the shirts- they put a black shirt in each corner, a red shirt and white shirt on each side, and balanced the look overall. The quilt was also surprisingly affordable- they actually guarantee the best prices online for a t-shirt quilt. I love it when a company has a great story, quality product and fair prices. Project Repat isn't just for kid's shirts- does your husband have an insane collection of high school sports shirts? How about concert t's? Vacation souvenir t-shirts? The list goes on.

Why not take those boxes of t-shirts and create a memory for yourself or your family?
Use this link to get 10% off your order: 

SO excited to see your finished quilt!! Please share pics :)

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Project Repat quilt for review purposes, but all opinions are honest and my own.

Comments

  1. This is awesome Cheryl! I want to do this for both of my kiddos!

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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    1. I adore it, as does Bryson! Seriously, these shirts were all gathering dust and now we get to see them every day :) Have fun!

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  2. I have always wanted to make a t-shirt quilt. I have a ton of great old ones from college and I would love to tackle this project with them! Thanks for the motivation! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. Oh how fun!!! My old ones from college wouldn't be...um...appropriate for public display (very inappropriate sorority shirts) but I wish I had saved them just the same! Show me pics if you do!

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