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.


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


    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!

  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


    1. Oh how fun!!! My old ones from college wouldn't 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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