December 9, 2014

What do you do with old race shirts?

Raise your hand if you have a drawer full of race shirts that you do not wear.  If you are like me, you can't part with them, but you also let them take up space in your dresser.  After reading about the company Project Repat on several different blogs, I made up my mind to have a blanket made out of a bunch of my old shirts.  Most have been worn less than a couple times, and really have no purpose to me.

And guess who will be the recipient of this blanket?  That's correct, my little dog Lulu.  She absolutely loves cuddling in a warm blanket most of the year, so this will let me enjoy the shirts by seeing them everyday and make my little pup happy with a new place to sleep!

Blanket loving pup

So let me tell you a little about this US based company that makes a great product for a very reasonable price. Started in 2012, Project Repat has added jobs to the US economy during an economic downturn and helped people figure out a way to preserve memories with their tee shirt collections.  Most of us have acquired more shirts than we know what to do with, and this is a reasonable way to turn that stack of old tees into something that you can enjoy everyday.  Here are some statistics provided by Project Repat on their website:



Once you decide to have your shirts made into a quilt, there are a few decisions to make regarding quilt size, and the placement of each shirt on your quilt.  You also have several color choices for your fleece backing.  Easy to follow instructions on their website give you a step by step guide to prepare your shirts for mailing to Project Repat.  Once they receive your shirts, they will put together your quilt and within a few weeks, you will have a package in your mailbox.

Project Repat offers gift certificates which would be a perfect gift for your favorite runner.  Check out their website and maybe give yourself a little Christmas love too!

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post.  However, I have been given a discount for the quilt I will be ordering in January.  
(Pam)

18 comments:

  1. I love the idea of this. However, I actually still wear all my race shirts. So I'll have to run a few more races before I give upsome of the race shirts. -L

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    1. Lacey, I also have some I wear, but the ones that do not fit well, are cotton, or too thick tech material will all go to Project Repat in January!

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  2. I just had a king sized made out of 64 Tshirts by Proect Repat. It's what my husband is giving me for Christmas. The package has arrived but I won't open until Christmas. I can't wait!

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    1. I cannot wait to see your finished blanket. I don't have 64 shirts since I have only been running 4 years and the first year I think I ran only 4 races!

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  3. I've heard of this company! I really want to make a quilt out of my old race tshirts!

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    1. They really do a nice job Mindy, are well priced and what better way to enjoy those shirts day after day!

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  4. I love the idea of a race shirt quilt, and I'm sure Lulu will love having a new blanket. If she's anything like Riley, the more blankets the better!

    I wear a lot of my race shirts (not all of them though). Once I have some more that I don't wear, I'll probably consider having a quilt made as well.

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    1. Kathryn, I also wear a few of my race shirts, but the ones that are cotton and thick tech material or unisex sizing just don't work for me. So happy Disney went to female cut shirts for all the races. That was a huge improvement.

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  5. This is an awesome idea.
    I had one made with all of my old high school t-shirts and my college shirts but hadn't thought to do it with the bulging drawer of race shirts...

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    1. Sarah, I think you would really enjoy a blanket, especially if you do not wear the shirts!

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  6. I love this idea and am considering it! I have been scouring the web for the purple 20th Disney Marathon Shirt. The expo was sold out when we got there. You know me and purple, we have this thing! Love the quilted blanket idea.. Since I've lost so much weight, most of my running shorts don't fit because I'm in a small, so I'll end up making one of these! Can't wait to see how yours turns out!!

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    1. Sarah, those purple shirts ran super small and I should have tried that on. I have hardly worn it since it is really a bit tight, but don't think it is going to be part of the blanket......still deciding

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  7. I wear my race shirts, but having a quilt made is a fun idea!

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    1. My problem is I only wear the ones that fit and so many are either cotton or not a good fit, hence the blanket!

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  8. Great idea.
    I usually run in the nice tech ones and keep the crummy t-shirt ones for PJs

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    1. I like the idea of pj's for the cotton shirts Abby!

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  9. I really should have this done! I also have so many shirts that I'm not doing anything with. Yay for a blanket for Lulu! :)

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    1. You might want to consider it Karen, and I bet your pups would love a snuggley blanket too!

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