The process in a nutshell
Book your quilt using the "book a quilt" button on this page. Pay your deposit, fill out the form via your email, and you're all set!
Radio silence during the worker bee period isn't a bad thing, it means we are busy behind the scenes making your quilt the best it can be.
One month before your booked quilt you'll receive a link to set up your intake appointment. Bring ALL clothing items to this appointment. We will also create your invoice at this appointment.
You'll receive updates via text each time your quilt moves on to the next phase of production.
When we start on your quilt you get to help make design decisions via photos sent to through text. Don't panic, we make it extremely easy on you.
Proof of completion photos will be sent to you, you pay your final payment, and select a pick up time (or we ship it back to you).
The average quilt is about 24-30 shirt sides: $565 - $700
Example: 24 x $22.50 = $540 + $25 for borders = $565 pre-tax
(pricing as of January 2021)
Item Sizing & Pricing
Full Size Shirts (both dimensions measure 7" or more) $22.50 per shirt side
Half Size Shirts (one dimensions measure 6" or less) $11.25 each
Pocket Size Shirts (both dimensions measure 6" or less): Up to 10 free pocket-sized images with at least 20 paid shirts, otherwise the cost is $5.75 per pocket-sized image $25 flat fee for 2 border fabrics
Patches can be added to quilts for $5.50 each
Borders are $25 for two solid colored borders which frame your shirts and make it look finished (like a framed family portrait with photo mats)
Included in the cost:
Custom design unique to your t-shirts
Backing and binding fabric
Double weave interfacing on each shirt to keep them from pulling or drooping
Professional long-arm quilting; you get to choose from 16 different stitch patterns that all look amazing on clothing quilts
Multiple updates including photos during the progression of your quilt
Wash and dry the shirts. New shirts can bleed excessive dye and you don't want that on your brand new quilt.
Dot not use fabric softener of any kind (liquid / sheets / scented pearls, etc). Laundry additives leave a film on clothing and it is more difficult for the interfacing to adhere to the back of the clothing.
Please ensure your clothes are free of pet hair to the best of your ability.
Do not cut your shirts. It's our pleasure to create your custom piece from start to finish.
Local Customers: We will go through your clothing items together about a month before your quilt booking.
For customers outside of the DFW area who need to ship their shirts: Clearly mark which side(s) of the shirts that you want included in the quilt. Most customers will make one stack and tie them together with a label that says front and back, another stack tied together with a label that says front only, etc. We have also seen labeled grocery sacks, safety pins, masking tape, and more!
How does it work?
When do I need your shirts:
We will meet for your intake appointment one month before your booked quilt. For example, if you're booked for April, I'll send you my personal appointment link at the beginning of March. We will go through all of your clothing items so I can take notes and begin your invoice. (For those outside of the DFW area we will meet via FaceTime or Zoom after I receive your clothing items.)
How is payment handled:
(Beginning June 2023: Deposit of $200 is due upon booking)
Half of your invoice, minus your previously paid deposit, is due up front and the other half is due upon completion no matter if you're local or if we meet via zoom. I accept Paypal and Credit/Debit cards through my invoicing platform. Out of state customers must pay in full upon completion before the quilt will be shipped.
How I handle your clothing/quilt:
Each customer is assigned a clear bin with a locking lid. The bin stays closed until it's time for me to work on your quilt. Once I finish the quilt top, it's bagged up and hand-delivered to a local long arm quilter called Happy Quilts. This family business takes excellent care of your quilt top and they hand-deliver it back to me once it is quilted. The final steps are trimming the quilt, binding it, and taking photos of it. Upon completion you'll be contacted with photos and next steps.
book a quilt
Booking your Quilt:
Click on BOOK A QUILT at the bottom of this page.
Select the year in which you would like to have your quilt completed.
Select the month in which you would like to have your quilt completed. NOTE: If I am booked for that month, it will show inventory of zero.
Add to cart to pay the booking fee.
Check your email for the form that must be completed and signed to complete your booking request.
Crafty Moose Quilts is typically booked an entire year in advance. High School Seniors need to schedule their projects at least 3-4 years in advance. It takes us an average of 4-6 weeks to complete your quilt once we receive your shirts. We will contact you the month before your booked quilt to set up your intake appointment.