Post # 1
I’m taking a break from cleaning up, and I ran across a bag of old t-shirts from school, elementary thru high school. While I still wear some of the homecoming shirts from high school, it’s starting to be a bit “weird,” as my husband put it, that I’ve been out of high school for five years now. Anyway, I don’t want to just toss them out, and I realize no one else is probably going to want to use my well-worn shirts from my high school, so I’m looking for opinions on what I should do with them!
I’ve been fairly interested in making them into a t-shirt quilt, a practical way I think to keep the memories without it taking up closet and storage (save for the warm months when I won’t need a quilt), but I don’t know anyone personally that has one of these.
Of course I could turn them into cleaning rags/scraps, but I’m one of those people that will wear clothes until it’s falling apart, though I generally keep those confined to house chores or sleepwear.
What did you do with your old shirts or jerseys, if you kept them? Has anyone had a quilt made out of shirts, or something of that nature? Or should I just “get over it” and get rid of them?
Post # 3
I have a ton of old political shirts that I plan on sewing into a quilt one of these millenia. lol
Post # 4
I have a pair of shorts that say “PHS Basketball” that I got from Goodwill in the 1990s…they’re probably from the early 90s/late 80s. I wear them all the time and I graduated in 2000. So who cares if you’ve been out of high school for a while? Just wear your stuff till it’s a rag, then use it as a rag.
I think a quilt is a weird idea, but I guess others like it.
Post # 5
I have a giant bag of t-shirts saved up from just old vacations and such. I plan on having one of those quilts made from the tshirt logos. Should be a neat blanket one day.
Post # 6
what wrong with wearing old stuff? next time he complains about it tell him its “vintage”
Post # 7
If this look is not something you would like in your home, you can always slip the quilt inside a duvet cover and have a lightweight duvet.
Post # 8
@lightmist: Haha, I’ll try that out on him. I can see the eye roll now…
Post # 10
I am currently sitting here with my t-shirt quilt over my lap 🙂 Best thing I ever did with my t-shirts, its so warm and I get to see the memories all the time. They were just sitting in a box and I didn’t want to throw them away either, I think the quilt was the best option. I have some highschool shirts and shirts from vacations but it is mostly soccer jerseys and practice jerseys because I’ve been playing for my entire life and some of the shirts just got too small 🙁 Glad I get to keep and see them still.
Post # 11
@Twyla_Smith: I still wear a lot of shirts from high school and college (and for me, college was 7 years ago!). My workplace has a very casual dress code for the most part, and since I’m in the lab all day, I have a lab coat on anyway. Obviously I don’t wear a lab coat to lunch or anything, but everyone just kind of wears whatever is comfortable there. It’s actually really nice.
I also wear a lot of those older shirts to work out in, to sleep in, lounging around at home, etc. I don’t think you should get rid of them (especially if they have some meaning to you).
I’m sure at some point I’ll retire those old shirts, but I’ll still keep them. I’m a very sentimental person, so it would be really hard for me to get rid of anything that holds some meaning for me … And that definitely includes certain items of clothing!
Post # 12
I vote quilt! I think it is such an awesome idea and plan on doing it … SOMEDAY. lol
I am really sentimental and can’t bear to part with my t-shirts from high school Disney trips, etc.
So I would never get rid of them, even if they were falling apart (which some of them are) lol
Post # 13
@alyssaC: @julies1949: Very cool! I’m starting to like the quilt idea more and more!
@angelinthesnowxo: @Stace126: I don’t know as though I’d classify these old shirts as sentimental in the respect that they have an emotional value to them, but more as a reminder of good times with good friends! Or perhaps that is the same…Either way, some of them are falling apart in the armpit area, which I tend to forget, catch my elbow in them, and rip them even more!
Post # 14
@Twyla_Smith: I think that definitely counts as emotional value! Some of my shirts are like that for me (particularly the ones I got in college from the leadership group I was involved in). Those were great times!
Post # 15
How about tshirt frames? They could be fun!
Or tshirt pillows?
Post # 16
If you’re at all sentimental then do the t-shirt quilt. You’ll appreciate it later on.
My ex-boyfriend had a t-shirt quilt that his mom made for him using t-shirts from his childhood. Not only was it incredibly warm in the winter but it was also kind of cool to look at.