Turn Your T-Shirts Into a Quilt

by Chris Christensen Add comments
categories: Inside Chris's Head

T-Shirt QuiltWorking in Silicon Valley for a couple of decades, you can accumulate quite a few t-shirts. I had shirts that lasted longer than the company did. I had shirts from companies like Momenta, Apple, Talk City and LiveWorld, not to mention project shirts like Amateur Traveler, eWorld, Newton, and that production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat I was in. I had shirts that commemorate Barry Bonds 756th home run as well as the young group choir tour I chaperoned. I have shirts from my own t-shirt store as well.

Eventually they start piling up and taking up closet space. My wife gave me a gift for Christmas, or perhaps she gave herself the gift of closet space as she had 30 of my t-shirts mad into a new quilt. I got to keep my memories and she got 30 hangers back.

The project is not cheap.She outsourced the work to CampusQuilt.com. which can make items as small as a pillow from a single t-shirt to a double bed quilt like this one. Of course, I have already started accumulating more t-shirts so in another decade or two I may have to get another quilt.


I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

2 Responses to “Turn Your T-Shirts Into a Quilt”



Nice. I just threw away some old Zeppelin t-shirts and a t-shirt from an old girlfriend’s business. Maybe I should go drag them out of the trash/Goodwill box? JFK would be sooooo pleased.

Chris Christensen


You threw out Zeppelin shirts? Dude!