The Campus Quilt Company takes your old t-shirts, sentimental fabrics, baby memorabilia and nearly any fabrics you'd like to use and turns them into high-quality quilts. I love that they take items that you might not have use for anymore and create something new out of them.
I especially like this one, which uses ties in the quilt blocks.
Their quilts come in a wide variety of sizes, from lap blankets and baby quilts to king-sized bedspreads and pillows--there's something for everyone in all budgets and sizes. These would make a great Christmas present (be sure to order by December 1st!).
Since Mr. Geek and didn't have too many old t-shirts that we could turn into a quilt, I asked The Campus Quilt Company if they could turn some of my fabric art into a quilt. Remember these pieces, from my indigo dyeing post?
Campus Quilts said "absolutely!" when I asked if they could turn this into a quilt. Let me also tell you that these fabric pieces are odd sizes. Usually Campus Quilt Co. turns your t-shirts into 12"x12" squares to be sewn together, but with my (fussy) quilt, they'd be working with 10x10" squares. It was certainly not a problem for them.
The process of having them make you a quilt couldn't be easier. They send you a package which includes a sheet of stickers for numbering your pieces, an order form where you list your specifications, a ring of sample fabrics for the quilt backing, and a return-postage mailer in which you place all of your t-shirts or fabrics.
The mailer is already paid for, and you only need to drop it off at a UPS box or store to ship back to The Campus Quilt Company.
Here are my fabrics, lined up and ready to be numbered with the stickers.
You just stick on the number in order (the directions in the package are very easy to follow)
Then stick them in the mailer and send it off.
A day or so later, my quilt was ready to be sewn. I even got a call from Sally, the sweet woman who sewed my quilt. Because this was not a typical quilt order, she wanted to check with me about cutting my fabrics and such. What great customer service!
It only took about a week for them to finish my quilt, and I was so happy with the result.
I have it laying on our guest bed for the photos, though I'm still not sure where it will hang.
It's so beautiful! They also added a sleeve on the back so I can hang this on the wall. My intention is to display it, but also to use it for teaching purposes. Often when I teach shibori dyeing workshops, I take these samples and pass them around to the students. It will be much more professional to show them this quilt!
One lucky Katydid and Kid reader is going to win...
A $150 Gift Certificate to Campus Quilt Co.!To enter:
Visit The Campus Quilt Company and leave a comment here telling me what you'd spend the gift certificate on (be specific with sizes and what fabrics you'd use).
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If you write a unique blog post about Campus Quilts' t-shirt quilts on your own blog and link back to The Campus Quilt Company in your post, Campus Quilts will add $100 to your prize if you are the winner! If you do this, just add the link in your extra entry for blogging about the contest (see #2 in extra entries).
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You must do the first entry in order to enter ("I want to win, thanks!" comments will NOT be considered). You will have until Sunday October 18th at 11:59pm EST to enter. The winners will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email. I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE. If I don't hear back from the winner by Thursday at noon, I'll pick another.