memories living in {quilted} infamy + a giveaway!

30 November 2016

There are a lot of ways in which Simon and I are really similar (which I sometimes attribute to the fact that we are both the oldest kids in our family? maybe that's a bad theory) but even seven years into our marriage I find myself surprised by ways in which we are most definitely different. Simon is a lot more laid back than I am which is why I found it funny when I realized he is definitely more of a save-everything-always-and-forever person while I'm forever on the purge and donate rampage. He saves extra nuts, bolt, and oddly shaped screws just in case they might come in handy for a project (which, admittedly - they sometimes have) all his old t-shirts from high school and college while most of mine are all long gone. It's become a mostly funny point of contention between us but recently - we found the happiest compromise to finally sort through and use said saved shirts. I'm sure you've heard of the concept of t-shirt quilts as a useful way to make special memories tangible instead of keeping them boxed away for years and years (and years!). Well, Project Repat is the most trusted and popular brand that preserves t-shirt memories with quilts and they recently made a lap quilt out of some of our t-shirts and I can attest to the quick service and impeccable quality.


Exactly, Bosco.

Everything is made in the USA and the fleece on the back of the Project Repat quilts is made from recycled plastic bottles and is incredibly soft. We thought it would be fun to do a mashup of shirts we both hung onto (and then Simon would finally get rid of the rest of his) that held meaning to us as a couple and a few individual memories. I use an old family reunion shirt, the race shirt from my first marathon, and a college shirt while Simon had lots of Notre Dame and KU shirts. Probably my favorites are the shirts Simon had made after we were engaged and I was still living in DC and he was in Kansas City. He had matching shirts made for us commemorating the day I was moving to Kansas City to a shoebox apartment a few blocks away from his palatial attic apartment and we could finally stop talking on our stupid phones for hours on end ...


the front. that graphic though ...

and the back ...


definitely a very happy day!

Anyway, the kids have found many uses for the quilt ...


whether it's taking a call on their landline ...


or crashing an intense game of Uno with their micro mullet ...


... or ruining said game of Uno ...


ahem, Phoebe.

Project Repat was founded in 2012 and Inc. Magazine recently named them one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the country - for good reason! They also make stroller blankets (maybe a fun one to do out of your toddler's old shirts?).

There's still time to order one for Christmas if you choose rush shipping at check out!


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Thanks for reading and many thanks to Project Repat for sponsoring this post! 

6 comments:

  1. It would appear that Simon and I had very similar taste in ND shirts, lol. With the last move I finally divested myself of all the t-shirts and gave my favorites to the kids to wear as nightshirts. Love seeing them wear them down to their ankles!

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  2. I keep meaning to make one of these...but I've been out of college 10+ years and that has yet to happen...

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  3. What a great idea! I actually did something similar with my daughter's crib sheets, receiving blankets, favorite onesies, etc and made a rag quilt out of them! (Thank you YouTube!) Kicked myself after because I gave majority of my son's stuff to friends and family and I am still reminded how "jipped" he feels and he's 9 LOL!

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  4. Oh gosh I'm doing this. We just found a box of all my old shirts and my husband has some with holes that he still wears "to get stuff around the house done" but it is time to make something useful out of them! Love this idea!

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  5. ahhhh i've been looking for this exact service for so long!!!! saving this! thanks!!!

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