New life for a Moody Person’s vintage t-shirtsPosted: September 28, 2014 Filed under: Makeover, Memories | Tags: t-shirt quilt, vintage t-shirts 4 Comments
Does someone in YOUR house buy t-shirts with logos? Here at This Old Row House, ManRay had a drawer full of vintage tees he’s been collecting for decades. Here’s proof:
These vintage gems of memories were hogging up too much space. So one day I secretly cleaned them out, ran them through the washer, and got them out of the house.
No, I didn’t take them to the thrift store! I sent them off to be made into a quilt.
If he missed them, he didn’t say. (How could he not notice?!) But I wish you could have seen his face when he opened the box last night after his birthday cake and rediscovered all his old favorites.
I entrusted all these special shirts to 3 Stitch Creations, a shop I found on Etsy. They did a beautiful job from start to finish. I like that the shirt pieces weren’t fused to a backing, so the quilt isn’t stiff.
They let me know when the box of shirts arrived, gave a timeline for construction, sent photos of the layout before the pieces were sewn together, and helped me pick the perfect color for the backing. Most importantly, they got the finished quilt back in plenty of time for ManRay’s birthday. They get how special old t-shirts are to their owners.
I’ve never met the folks at 3 Stitch Creations, and they certainly don’t know I’m blowing their horn, but I’d highly recommend them if you want to clear out a t-shirt drawer! Go for it! You’ll make someone really happy.
Actually I don’t think the Agawam has changed hands EVER. A couple new waitresses—we were there last night (meatloaf, chicken pie, beef stew!)—but same menu, same owners, same everyhing else. It would make the front page if anythibg changed. And leaveroom for pie!
Which diner am I mis-remembering, then?
Maybe’a Pat’s Diner? (Formerly known, before its wreckovation, as Ann’s.)
Loved this post and link to the Etsy shop. My kids have so many memorable t shirts that I have often thought about doing something like this for them. Yours turned out great!