Jersey (or T-shirt) Quilt

While I finish up another project with my soccer stuff, I’ll continue the sports adventure, but this time I didn’t create or craft something — my mom had it made for me.  I wanted to include the jersey quilt in my sports themed posts because 1. it just fits, and 2. it will be displayed in the office, on a rocking chair.

As you would expect, I collected a variety of jerseys and tournament t-shirts in 15+ years of sports.  Instead of letting them just sit in my closet or under my bed, we decided to have my favorites be made into a quilt so I could actually use it and proudly display it one day.

Jersey Quilt

What you need:

  • Your favorite jerseys / t-shirts
  • Someone with quilting experience, or a website like Quilt South.

Lucky for me, mom had a t-shirt quilt made for my sister of her favorite ADPi t-shirts, so she already had the quilting contact in Peachtree City, Mrs. Fraas.  I remember picking out my favorite soccer and volleyball jerseys and event t-shirts that I wanted included, and what part of the shirt to use.  Then mom’s friend showed us some fabrics and we came up with the color scheme.  After a week, we saw a sneak peek of the layout via email, then I opened the finished product for Christmas!

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One of the more personal touches was the note from mom on the back, and then Mrs. Fraas actually stitched the words from mom’s letter into the quilt — if you look closely you can read them.

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The quilt basically sums up my childhood through high school and all the great teams I was on and awesome places we played, so I’m happy to finally have a place for the quilt – Thanks Pegs!

Now hopefully it will stop raining so I can spray paint some stuff after work!

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