|One of those other 'blankets'.|
Is there any hope? We have reconstructed many quilts that were a big disappointment made by other non-professionals. While this is not our main business, we do understand that sinking feeling when getting a horrible quilt/blanket/comforter.
Generally, these are the styles of quilts/blankets/comforters.
- Professionally Machine Quilted - This is a professionally quilt edge to edge pattern that evenly covers the quilt without distracting from the t-shirts. The stitches are consistent and the pattern is consistent across the quilt
- No quilting at all - The quilts from Project Repat boast that they are the cheapest, and there is a reason. They don't use batting, they don't quilt it, they don't stabilize the shirts, they don't bind the quilt, they don't use real fabric for the backing.
- Minimal quilting - Non Professionals who are making quilts on their kitchen table, or doing some random loop de loops in a messy manner.
- Too much Quilting - How can that be? While well intentioned, too much quilting is just as distracting as not enough quilting. T-shirts that are quilted too densely (and especially those without a stabilizer) will end up with 'squoosed' quilting. That is a technical term for pleats and puckers. We are the only company that use 100% cotton stabilizer to prepare your shirts for a lifetime of use and wear. Most don't use any stabilizer or use a man made polyester material (such as Pellon or Thermoweb).
- Tied - Oh my. this is what my great-grandmother used to do for utilitarian quilts. At least she put the ties a couple of inches apart where they might do some good. One quilt that I got in for a makeover had a total of 6 (as in SIX) ties to hold an entire quilt together.
- Other - This is what we lovingly refer to as 'creative quilting' This is means that the maker used one or more methods of assembling a quilt. Sometimes we can't even figure out the method.
|Tied or no quilting|
Can YOUR Quilt Get a Makeover?
What we can Fix
Your choice whether we re-piece the entire quilt, or leave it as is, and add a stabilizer, borders and new backing fabric. We use fabrics called 'Tone on Tones' which are great for hiding everyday wear such as pet hair and lint.