Campus Quilt Co. has a proven ordering process and different ways to customize your t-shirt quilt. However, you may have a few questions. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for give us a call, send us an email, or drop a quick chat.  

The Basics

What makes a quilt a quilt?

A blanket has two layers, a quilt has three layers and a quilt has an artistic stitching pattern over the entire surface of the quilt that binds the three layers together to increase durability.

Your t-shirt squares make up the top layer, followed by the batting for weight and warmth, then the final layer of  backing material.  

Learn more about the difference between a quilt and blanket.

Can I use the front and back of a shirt?

Yes, you can use the front, back, or both sides of a single shirt for your t-shirt quilt. Please attach the numbers from the T-Shirt Quilt Design Guide to each side that you would like to use.

Can I use t-shirts, sweatshirts, golf shirts, jerseys, tank tops, etc. in the same quilt?

Yes, we can incorporate almost any clothing material in your t-shirt quilt. Specialty squares may require an additional fee.

Can I use any size shirt?

Yes, we can accommodate a variety of shirt sizes in the same quilt. If the item is too small, we would add material that is similar or complementary in color would be added to the sides.

Can I combine graphics into one square?

Yes, we can create collage squares that include multiple graphics from a single shirt or multiple shirts. As long as the graphics fit within the 15″x15″ square, they can be combined. 

Can I send you the fabric I want for the back of my quilt?

Yes! Creating your custom t-shirt quilt is what we do best! Please see the chart below for fabric measurements if you plan to send your own backing. Most cotton and flannel materials will work, but if you are unsure please email us.

What backing material and colors do you offer for t-shirt quilts?

Our current backing material and color options are:

  • 100% Cotton (included with t-shirt quilts)
    • Black, Gray, White, Maroon, Royal Blue, Denim Blue, Navy Blue, Hunter Green, Purple, or Khaki
  • Flannel (+$30)
    • Black, Royal Blue, Denim Blue, Navy Blue, Pink, Hunter Green, Sage Green, Khaki, or Gold
  • Polar Fleece (+$30)
    • Bright Red or Royal Blue
    • Navy Blue, Gray, and Black will be avaliable 10/10
What backing material and colors do you offer for t-shirt blankets?
  • Polar Fleece (must be selected with t-shirt blankets)
    • Bright Red or Royal Blue
    • Navy Blue, Gray, and Black will be avaliable 10/10

Process

What is the order process?
  1. Place your order online online or over the phone at 502-968-2850 with the $100 deposit per quilt.
  2. Print and Complete the T-Shirt Quilt Design Guide received in your order confirmation email.
  3. Box and ship your shirts to:
    Campus Quilt Co.
    4607 Poplar Level Road, Suite 102
    Louisville, KY 40213
  4. Once we receive your shirts you will receive an email confirmation. 
  5. From that point, we will send an email at each step of the production process. At any time, you are free to reply to those emails or call with questions or clarifications. 
Do I need to wash my items?

Yes, we ask that you wash your items before sending them to us. Washing them prevents the colors from bleeding and makes working with them a little more pleasant for our team.

Do I cut my own shirts before I send them?

No, we do all of the cutting for you! You can send in your entire shirt and we will handle the cutting.

How are my shirts cut?

Unless otherwise noted, all of our t-shirt quilts consist of 14.5″x14.5″ finished squares. We cut the shirts 15″x15″ with 14.5″x14.5″ visibility on the final product. 

Below, you can see how we cut 15″ squares before we sew them into finished 14.5″ squares. Please note, if the graphic is near the collar, the collar may be included within the square to give the completed square the best look.

How long will it take to make my quilt?

We are in our Christmas season. Normal turnaround times and delivery guarantees do not apply. Please see Terms & Conditions for more details about Christmas 2022.

Is there a way to guarantee my quilt will be to me by a specific date?

Yes. As long as your delivery date is within our current turnaround time, there should be no issue meeting your request. You can also add a Rush ($40/quilt) to your quilt to gurantee delivery 2-3 weeks from the date your items are received. Please provide your requested delivery date on your order form.

Can I pay the full price of my quilt when I place my order?

No, we ask that you only pay the $100 deposit to get your order started. The remaining balance will be charged to the card on file once the quilt is complete.

Can I use more than one coupon or discount on a purchase?

No, only one coupon or discount is allowed per order.

Can I wash my quilt?

For the best care of your quilt, we recommend dry-cleaning only. Although not recommended, if you would prefer to use a washing machine, the cold/gentle cycle and air-drying the quilt would be best.

How do I submit a review?

To submit a review, go to the product you would like to review then press “reviews” toward the middle of the screen.

For example, if you would like to submit a review for a T-Shirt Quilt, you would click “Order Now” toward the top of this page then “T-Shirt Quilt” then scroll toward the middle of the screen to “reviews”.

Quilt Details & Additional Options

What is sashing?

Sashing is a 1.5″ frame around each square that increases the size of your quilt. It is not required but does set each square apart providing a more distinguished look. 

quilt with sashing
What is batting?

Batting is the layer of material between the t-shirt layer and the backing. The photograph below illustrates the thickness of our polyester batting. We also offer a 100% cotton batting for an additional charge.

What is binding?

Binding is a 3/4″ border around the quilt. It is formed by pulling the excess backing to the front of the quilt to close the quilt. Binding is standard on all quilts.

What is embroidery?

Embroidery is a personalized message. The embroidered message can be within a square on the front or on a piece of fabric on the back of the quilt.

Up to 2 lines (15 characters per line) $30
Up to 4 lines (15 characters per line) $40
Up to 6 lines (15 characters per line) $50

What is the wall hanging sleeve?

The wall hanging sleeve is a slip of fabric sewn onto the back of the quilt at the top.

What is a photo square?

You provide digital (800×600 dpi or higher) or physical photos you would like as squares on your quilt and we transfer them on a white t-shirt background. Photo squares are $15 per square.

How do I use my gift certificate?

Please send in your physical gift certificate with your items and filled out T-Shirt Quilt Design Guide order form. The gift certificate will then be applied to your quilt order.

Can you mail me the T-Shirt Quilt Design Guide?

Yes, please call or email us to request the T-Shirt Quilt Design Guide by mail.The mailed version will include the Design Guide, numbered stickers and fabric swatches. There is a $5 shipping/handling fee for the design guide by mail.

Special Requests

Can I use neckties?

Yes, we can use neckties within the squares on the quilt. Please contact us for specific quotes on tie squares and tie quilts.

Can I use baby clothes?

Yes, baby clothing can be used as squares. Please visit our Baby Quilt page for further information.

baby quilt with sashing
baby quilt with sashing
Do you make mosaic / hodgepodge quilts?

Yes, we have specialty sewers dedicated to these type of quilts. Please visit our Hodge Podge Quilts page for pricing.

Shipping

How should I package my shirts to send to you?

We recommend using a box for shipping as bags tend to rip during transit. Follow the instructions in the T-Shirt Quilt Design Guide for packaging your t-shirts. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email or phone.

Can I send in one side of the t-shirt to save on shipping?

Yes, but we do recommend sending the entire shirt. If you choose to split the shirt, be careful when cutting. To get the best square possible, we will need the entire side that you would like on your quilt. If you cut too narrow, this could result in unnecessary appliques ($3/ea).

What carrier should I use to ship my shirts to you?

We strongly encourage using UPS or FedEx. 

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, Campus Quilt Co. has preserved the memories of individuals and families around the world! All associated costs with international shipping will be added to the final invoice upon completion of the quilt and will reflect the direct shipping cost, no additional fees.  

What happens if my t-shirts or quilt are lost in the mail?

Rest assured, we will assist you as much as is reasonably possibly at any time you experience difficulty with a package you have sent to us or you are expecting from us. Unfortunately, once a package of any nature is picked up by the carrier it becomes their responsibility and under their control. As a result, Campus Quilt Co. is not responsible for items lost or damaged while in transit via any carrier. 

Campus Quilt Co. has a healthy working relationship with all of our local carriers but has chosen to partner with UPS for the return of all completed memory quilts to customers (this does not apply to international shipments). We encourage you to use UPS when sending your t-shirts to us. 

What is the return shipping cost for the completed quilt/blanket?

There is a $19.99 flat rate return shipping cost per product/package.