Reminiscing With Project Repat

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I have to admit something to you all: I am a total t-shirt hoarder. I left half of my clothes at my mom’s house after I moved into my grown up apartment, and most of those pieces were t-shirts. I was greek for a a few years and I’m not gonna lie, my sorority managed to come up with the cutest t-shirts of all time.

I left the greek system and transferred to a new school, so all of my prized t-shirts were suddenly useless. I would still wear my shirts around to the gym or while I was doing housework, but for the most part, they were just getting buried in my dresser drawers. Even though my letters and adorable greek week shirts were collecting dust in my room, I still couldn’t bear the thought of parting them.

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I wasn’t sure what to do with this massive collection of shirts I accumulated until Project Repat came along. I fell in love with the concept of the company: you mail them t-shirts in a pre-packaged envelope and they’ll create an incredibly cozy quilt out of your t-shirts. How amazing is that? The turnaround for these shirts was amazing as well; I received my finished quilt in only two weeks!

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I love that I can proudly display some of my finest college memories in my apartment, rather than having these amazing shirts buried in the depths of my apartment. Also, I have to mention how cozy this quilt is. The other side of the quilt is a super soft fleece material, and I definitely see myself curling up in this all winter long. This would also be an awesome, one of a kind gift for someone special in your life.

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How do you preserve your college memories?

Today’s post is brought to you by Project Repat.

26 Comments

  1. ellen ross wrote:

    OMG I have one from them too. it’s made from my best friend’s (who passed away in 2008) shirts. I love it so much!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    http://www.askawayblog.com

    Posted 8.7.15
  2. Such a great idea to USE all of those shirts instead of letting them keep piling up in a drawer!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

    Posted 8.7.15
  3. Jenny wrote:

    Ooh this is so cool — I have been meaning to make a tshirt quilt with all of my sorority shirts but haven’t gotten around to it.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    Posted 8.7.15
  4. Jessica Grace wrote:

    I saw this on a TV program once and thought it was amazing. Yours turned out so well! & what a great way to recycle all your old favourite tshirts 🙂

    Posted 8.7.15
  5. Don’t have college memories, but I definitely have plenty of old t-shirts that are taking up space in my dresser drawers!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com

    Posted 8.7.15
  6. Courtney Dunsmore wrote:

    So fun! Love, and it’d be fun making a diy version myself sewing them all together,too! As a tshirt hoarder, this is perfect!

    Courtney // As We Stumble Along

    Posted 8.7.15
  7. May wrote:

    In my sorority, we do a senior pass-down ceremony where we save up all our old shirts and memorabilia for the younger girls or sisters that have made a special impact on our time in Theta. I have always loved the idea of a T-Shirt quilt so I might have to save just a few for myself 🙂

    http://www.thepdxbelle.com/

    Posted 8.7.15
  8. I love this idea! And also, I’M A PHI SIG TOO!!!

    Posted 8.7.15
  9. Jordyn wrote:

    This is so so cute! I’ve always liked the idea of creating a quilt with my old sorority/college t-shirts!

    Posted 8.7.15
  10. I’ve been wanting to do this with my sorority tshirts for a few years now. Thanks for the introduction to this company- I will be checking them out for sure.

    Posted 8.7.15
  11. In love with this idea! Definitely doing it after I graduate! My sorority shirt drawer is literally overflowing!

    Posted 8.7.15
  12. Such a fantastic idea! Would love to create one for my sister’s graduation 🙂

    Posted 8.7.15
  13. Lindsey wrote:

    I want to make a tshirt quilt so badly, but then I don’t want to part with my tshirts either! It’s such a hard decision, but yours turned out great!
    xx, Lindsey
    http://www.lmartthoughts.com

    Posted 8.7.15
  14. I’ve heard of this idea and I think it’s absolutely too cute – will definitely be doing this with my college tees!

    Pick Your Beau

    Posted 8.7.15
  15. I love this idea! I have what feels like a million tshirts stuffed into drawers since I graduated! Time to make something fun!!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

    Posted 8.7.15
  16. Miss ALK wrote:

    LOVE!! I’m getting this done next summer. 🙂 Like you, I was also a transfer student! I’ve been saving t-shirts from my former college, and also my current college (where I’m Greek at!). So it’s a LOT of shirts! My high school bestie got into quilting this summer so she wants to make my quilt for me as my graduation present- I cannot wait!!!!

    xoxo A
    www,southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 8.8.15
  17. Love this! I saved all of my club shirts from high school just for this reason but hadn’t started looking for a company to have it done – thanks for sharing!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

    Posted 8.8.15
  18. T-Shirt quilts are the BOMB! I want to do this with all my school/SWE stuff! Such a great way to keep the memories without wasting space 🙂

    Cassie
    My Pop of Color

    Posted 8.8.15
  19. Erica wrote:

    SO cool. I’ve never made one because I’m still having trouble giving them all up, but the finished products look so fun! And such a great conversation started in house parties.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 8.8.15
  20. Allison Ellzey wrote:

    I had a quilt made! I kept my favorite ones that I like to wear all the time but still had plenty to make a queen sized quilt

    Posted 8.8.15
  21. I hired someone to make a t-shirt blanket for me, and I’m so excited to get it back! I always loved getting t-shirts, and it’s so hard for me to part with them, which is why I love this idea so much! Yours turned out so cute.

    Posted 8.8.15
  22. I love this! A lot of my sisters have blankets like this. I hope to one day be able to give my shirts to my daughter if I have one!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    Posted 8.8.15
  23. megsiobhan wrote:

    This sounds like such a cute idea!!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

    Posted 8.9.15
  24. I know how hard it is to part with your favorite clothes. Omg but this is such a genius idea Alicia ♥

    Posted 8.9.15
  25. Elana wrote:

    I didn’t know you are a Phi Sigma Sigma sister too! That makes me so happy! I’ve been meaning to make a quilt for YEARS but you’ve given me some added motivation.

    Posted 8.9.15
  26. caroline | thecarodiaries wrote:

    I love this idea.. I’ve been meaning to make a quilt for my big for her graduation and I haven’t gotten around to it! I definitely want to keep a few pairs of letters for myself, but I’ll be making a quilt as soon as I graduate with all of my college memories – letters, school shirts and all of the organizations I’m a part of!

    Posted 8.10.15

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