Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Weddings, Bridal Showers, Christmas, Hannukah, what do they all have in common? With each holiday that arises through the year, the quest is always the same, finding the perfect gift for a loved one, which will express our love, our appreciation and our gratitude.
There’s always the old standby’s, candy, chocolate, cards, and one of my favorites, flowers. These all serve as great starter gifts, sort of the prelude to the presentation, addendums to the big reveal!
It’s at this point, that we long to find the gift that will last a lifetime. Even better, we want to find a gift that is so unique and directly related to the person in question, that no one else in the world will have this gift.
It sounds like a quest from a fairy tale, to find such a gift, yet dear readers, I have found this gift and am in love with it!
The gift is… a quilt, made from tee-shirts formerly worn by the intended recipient throughout their lifetime. Each tee shirt reflects a special memory from their life and they now have these shirts gathered to display in their quilt, while also having them in the form of a soft, warm, comforting wrap to snuggle up in and in the future, share with their children.
The possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Sports themed quilts, school shirts from elementary school through college, team building quilts from your company, photo quilts, family reunion generational quilts, favorite vacation memories, sorority quilts, the list goes on!
I recently designed a quilt for my son, having saved all of his shirts from his school years as well as tee shirts from special vacations and places we’ve visited and other shirts which were special to him. Once I decided that I wanted a quilt to be made, then came the search for the right company to put the quilt together. I researched for several months to determine the company that I thought would be the right one to handle my precious cargo. It’s a big deal to make this decision, as once you ship those shirts off to a company, you are putting years of memories into their hands, which would be extremely difficult if impossible to replace. I’m delighted to say that I found the perfect company who exceeded all of my expectations in their work and I highly recommend them. The company is Campus Quilt. The Campus Quilt Company has been featured on The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and in Real Simple. Their work is extraordinary, recently ESPN gave their t-shirt quilts to the celebrities at the ESPY awards show and the orders continue to roll in from others every day.
From the first step of ordering with Campus Quilt, they are so helpful and guide you through the process. Examples are given of quilt sizes so that you can determine which size quilt and how many shirts you will need for your order. Once you place your order, they mail you a package with instructions on how to prepare your shirts, along with a bag to ship the shirts to them. They also include a large sample of cloths for you to touch and compare with your shirts to determine the right color and fabric to use as the backing for your quilt and for sashing. I appreciated this tremendously as it allowed me to take my time and find just the right color that I wanted for the quilt.
The end result was phenomenal. It truly is the most unique and special gift that can only be created once in a lifetime. My son loves his quilt and it has become quite the conversation piece as the family enjoys talking about the various teeshirts on the quilt and remembering the special memories.
Want to give a gift of warmth, love and memories of a lifetimes? Nothing tops a personalized tee shirt quilt from the Campus Quilt Company. I plan to order from them again and again as their customer service and the quality of the quilt exceeded all my expectations. The quilting is as good as back when my dear grandmother made quilts (with stitching throughout the entire quilt) and the customer service made me feel like family.
Vist Campus Quilt Company and discover what memories you can create today. If you order a quilt from them, I’d love to hear from you and see a photo of the finished product. Share with me on here.
Here’s to family, friends and cherished memories to last a lifetime.
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