I’m guessing you’ve done what I did. As your children got older, you gave away many of their baby clothes — but you kept the ones that meant the most to you. The ones that spark special memories of a little boy running around the house in Buzz Lightyear jammies or a little girl wearing a Tinkerbell t-shirt.
Or perhaps you have memories, in the form of t-shirts, from high school, college, ski trips, etc. and you’re longing to have them made into a keepsake t-shirt quilt.
Well, the wonderful folks at Campus Quilt Co. took my collection of Matt’s special baby and toddler clothes and turned those clothes into the most gorgeous hand-crafted quilt I’ve ever seen.
Here’s Matt wearing his favorite yellow fish t-shirt, which is now square #1. 🙂
Full disclosure: This quilt was created for me at no charge so that I could review their workmanship and share the info with you.
Prices run from $129 for a 9-square lap quilt (the squares on these quilts are big — 15 inches) to $419 for a 49-square king-size quilt, which would truly be huge!
These are the prices if the quilt is made from t-shirts. There are additional charges for doing special detailed work with baby clothes, adding extra fabric between the squares, etc. Call 502-968-2850 and they can give you all the details re extras.
My quilt is a full size with extra fabric between the squares, which makes it a bit larger. Matt is 5′9″ tall, so you can get an idea how big it is! It fits across the top of our queen-size bed and hangs over a bit.
I have to say, I’ve become a true fan of this company. I’m following them on their Facebook fan page, too. (Check it out for special deals and lots of great photos showing their work.)
I have to show you some close-up photos to show the detailed workmanship. I told my husband it felt as if someone who really cared about our family (and who also had a lot of talent!) made the quilt. There was such attention to detail regarding how the clothes were pressed and arranged on the squares, etc. It really wowed me.
The company also takes great care to make sure your baby clothes or t-shirts are transported safely. They send you a kit that explains everything, and they include a large, heavy-duty mailing bag and a pre-addressed label for shipping.
Then they email you when they receive your t-shirts or baby clothes. They also get in touch with a tracking number when they ship the quilt back to you. They understand how important these memories are to you and they make sure you’re informed at every step of the way. I loved that.
And here’s the best news: Campus Quilt Co. is giving away a gift certificate for $150 to a lucky Parent Talk Today reader. (And if you’re a blogger and are willing to blog about your finished quilt and link to Campus Quilt Company, they will upgrade the gift card to $300!)
To enter the contest, just leave a comment below telling us why you’d like to have your own custom quilt. The winner will be picked at random using random.org. The contest ends on Thursday, April 15 at noon Pacific Time and the winner will be notified by email and announced here on Friday April 16.
If winner does not claim the prize by noon PST on April 18, 2010, he or she will forfeit the prize to an alternate winner who will be drawn at random. USA and Canada residents only, please.
BONUS: You can be entered in the contest more than once by doing any or all of the things mentioned below. When you do one of these things, just leave a separate comment here so I can enter your name in the drawing the correct number of times:
- Become of fan of Campus Quilt Co. on Facebook
- Mention this contest on your blog and link to Parent Talk Today
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I can’t wait to hear what you would include in your quilt, and why you’d like to win this generous gift certificate. Be sure to leave your comments before noon PST on Thursday!