What to do with old t-shirt memorabilia?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What would you do with your old shirts?
    Toss them. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Continue to wear them. : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Just wear them around the house. : (21 votes)
    30 %
    Hold on to them, even if it means in a box in your attic. : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Look more into the quilt. : (23 votes)
    32 %
    Donate them. : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Scrap them. : (0 votes)
    Find a cool project to use them for. : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have a ton of old political shirts that I plan on sewing into a quilt one of these millenia. lol

    Post # 4
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    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
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    what wrong with wearing old stuff? next time he complains about it tell him its “vintage” 

    Post # 9
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Love the quilt idea!!!!!

    Post # 10
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    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
    1535 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @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
    1604 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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 # 14
    1535 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @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!  Smile

    Post # 15
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    How about tshirt frames? They could be fun! 


    Or tshirt pillows? 

    Post # 16
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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. 

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