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 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!
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?
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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.