T-Shirt & Memory Quilts

Our goal is to partner with you to create a beautiful quilt by doing high quality work with affordable prices, ensuring long-lasting memories.

SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE! Please DO NOT cut up your t-shirts!
What Makes Our T-Shirt Quilts Different!

Our T-shirt quilts are different from most in that we actually QUILT the entire quilt top. Without the quilting stitches you run a huge risk in the ‘blanket’ coming apart when washed. By definition, ‘a quilt is not a quilt until it has been quilted.’ We use an all-over quilting design of your choice that will ensure your special quilt will last for many years.

–All orders require a 50% deposit payable by check, cash or Venmo. (credit/debit cards have a fee)”

–Before calling for an appointment, please review the information below to have an idea of the style, size and cost of quilt you are interested in.

Smoky Mountain Quilt Studio | Knoxville, TN | Top Quilting | T-Shirt Quilts
–All fabrics are the highest quilt shop quality of 100% quilters-grade cotton.

–If you would like to go shopping for fabrics that we do not stock, we will supply you with the yardages you will need to purchase those fabrics. (NOTE: There is only a small fee deducted from the cost of the quilt)

–More than 1 graphic per block in a grid quilt is an additional $5.00 per graphic, per block.

–Cornerstones in the sashing are an additional $3.00 each.

Smoky Mountain Quilt Studio | Knoxville, TN | Top Quilting | T-Shirt Quilts
–Adding more than one (1) border will increase the cost, depending on the size of the quilt.

–All sizes are approximate.

–A “graphic” can be used from the front, back, pocket or sleeve of a shirt.

–General rule-of-thumb: ALL graphics are used in a Collage’ quilt unless you note otherwise.

Smoky Mountain Quilt Studio | Knoxville, TN | Top Quilting | T-Shirt Quilts
Style #1 – Grid (With No Sashing)

DescriptionApprox. SizePriceBlocksGraphics
Regular Lap quilt58” x 58”$270.009 (3 x 3)9
Medium Lap quilt58” x 72”$360.0012 (3 x 4)12
Large Lap quilt72” x 72”$480.0016 (4 x 4)16
Twin quilt72” x 87”$600.0020 (4 x 5)20
Small Queen quilt87” x 87”$750.0025 (5 x 5)25
Large Queen quilt102” x 87”$900.0030 (6 x 5)30
King quilt102” x 102”$1080.0036 (6 x 6)36
NOTE:  Cost is based on $30.00 per block overall, which includes all fabrics, threads, batting and labor.
–Adding more borders – price ranges from $25.00 – $75.00 per additional border, depending on the overall size of the quilt.
–More than one graphic per block is an additional $5.00 per additional graphic (piece)****
–Choosing a quilting pattern that costs more than a PennyPattern will result in upcharge.
Style #1 Examples
Style #2 – Grid (With Sashing)

DescriptionApprox. SizePriceBlocksGraphics
Regular Lap quilt68” x 68”$350.009 (3 x 3)9
Medium Lap quilt68” x 85”$455.0012 (3 x 4)12
Large Lap quilt85” x 85”$610.0016 (4 x 4)16
Twin quilt85” x 102”$760.0020 (4 x 5)20
Small Queen quilt102” x 102”$950.0025 (5 x 5)25
Large Queen quilt107” x 92”$1140.0030 (6 x 5)30
King quilt120” x 102”$1370.0036 (6 x 6)36
NOTE:  Cost is based on $38.00 per block overall, which includes all fabrics, threads, batting and labor.
Style #2 includes sashing fabrics AROUND each block.
–Adding more borders range from $25.00 – $75.00 per additional border, depending on the   overall size of the quilt.
–More than one graphic per block is an additional $5.00 per additional graphic****
–Cornerstones are an additional $3.00 each.  (Different fabric in the sashing, between blocks.)
–Choosing a quilting pattern that costs more than a PennyPattern will result in an upcharge.
Style #2 Examples
Style #3 – Collage (With Border)

(Each block is approx. 20” x 20” and requires no less than one (1) of each of a large, medium and small graphic PER block)

DescriptionApprox. SizePriceBlocksGraphics
Large Lap quilt75” x 75”$450.00930-35
Twin quilt75” x 95”$600.001235-50
Queen quilt95” x 95”$800.001650-60
King quilt95” x 115”$1000.002060-70
Large King quilt110” x 110”$1450.002575-85
($58.00 per block)
NOTE:  Cost is based on $50.00 per block overall, which includes all fabrics, threads, batting and labor.  To keep it in perspective, normally a collage’ quilt will have 3-5 times MORE  pieces than  styles #1 and #2. 

General Rule-of-Thumb:  ALL GRAPHICS (other than sponsors) are used unless otherwise noted by you.

–For a Collage’ quilt to work properly, you need lots of medium and small graphics to mix in with the large graphics.  At your appointment we can determine if you have enough of all sizes to make a Collage’ quilt.

–T-shirt fabric will be used for additional fillers in your quilt.
–Collage’ quilts can have a 7” or 5” border, depending on overall size of the quilt.
–Adding more borders – price ranges from $25.00 – $75.00 per additional border, depending on the   overall size of the quilt.

Additional services:

–Embroidered label with a name, applied to the back corner of the quilt –– $25.00
–Additional lines are $20.00 per line.  (Each line size is determined by embroidery machine)
–Piecing the backing with 44” fabric — $100.00 – $145.00 (depending on size of quilting)
–Choosing a quilting pattern that costs more than a PennyPattern will result in an upcharge.

Style #3 Examples
Pricing for Memory Quilts

What is the difference between a T-shirt quilt and a memory quilt?

T-shirt quilts are comprised entirely of t-shirts and/or sports shirts.  Memory quilts can have t-shirt quilts in them, but are generally comprised of a variety of personal clothing.  Typically, but not necessarily, a memory quilt is made with clothing from a family member who has passed.

–Memory quilts come in any style or size.
–If you like the pricing, you can choose to style your memory quilt in one of the 3 T-shirt styles,
~OR~
–Have a custom memory quilt designed.

Custom Memory Quilts Prices

Generally speaking, in choosing a design for a memory quilt  (other than based on a T-shirt style),  you can google quilting patterns or go to Pinterest for ideas.

You can text  up to 3 (three) pictures of designs you like for a very rough estimate on pricing.

What determines the exact price is the specific pattern you pick along with the size of the quilt.  Exact price will be determined during the 45-minute consultation.

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as cheap custom.  The more hours to do a more complex pattern will obviously result in a higher price.

Here are some pictures of custom memory quilts: