February 5, 2015

Project Repat....It's here

Disclosure: I was given a discount for my Project Repat blanket. There was no compensation for this post and the opinions stated here are my own.

Last month, I posted about my excitement after ordering a blanket from Project Repat here. The process for ordering your tee shirt blanket is super easy, that is, if you don't have trouble choosing the shirts to include in your blanket.

The first step is choosing the size blanket you wish them to make, and then picking out your shirts.  While most race shirts are now made of tech material, my collection was a combination that included both cotton and tech fabric shirts.  This is not a problem, and put together, you really don't notice the difference in materials.


The cutting process is easy after watching the short video on the website.  Using a 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 inch template that I had in my quilting supplies was also useful to make sure I was happy with the size.  Be forewarned though.  It is hard cutting those shirts when you have memories flowing from all the race experiences each shirt represents!



The final step is optional, but I chose to decide where each shirt should be placed on the blanket.  With 30 shirts included, this took me a while before I was satisfied.  After taking a photo with my phone, I printed the photo to include in the box of shirts that were ready to be mailed.


Be sure to insure the package when you mail those precious shirts to Project Repat.  As soon as they receive your box, an email will arrive verifying receipt.  Then the waiting begins and I am pretty sure in less than 10 maybe 12 days, my blanket was on it's way to my mailbox.  When I opened the package yesterday I was super excited with the finished project, and so was my little pup.  We now have an awesome blanket for cuddling at night during the winter months!  Be sure to check out the Project Repat website and consider one of these blankets for your old race shirts.  It is a great way to memorialize them in a useful item.


Where's Lulu?

Do you wear your old race shirts or do you have a huge collection gathering dust in your closet?


25 comments:

  1. As I am packing up boxes, I have an entire box of race shirts (I'm sure you have so many more!) but this is a great idea, especially for the runDisney shirts I really love :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. I would choose your favorites for a blanket, but right now, you are focusing on moving and a little one.

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  2. I LOVE it Pam!!!! I really want to do this with my old race shirts!

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  3. love it! can't wait to get mine. I mailed it a dew weeks ago. As I was cutting them up, I was remembering each race.

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    1. Can't wait to see yours Darlene. It is fun to see the different races these blankets can represent.

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  4. Love this Pam!! I've been contemplating having my late husbands shirts made in to a blanket... How thick is the backing? What is the backing???

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    1. The backing is a fleece material and I believe there are 4 or 5 colors to choose from. I chose navy since I have alot of blue in my house.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I love this Pam! I think I need to do this for Jeff for his birthday.

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    1. He would be so excited, but make sure he is ready to part with the shirts Jen!

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  6. I really like the idea of this. But right now I currently wear all my race shirts while I am working out. Once I get a bunch more I will probably do this as well. -L

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    1. Lacey I only put shirts I no longer wear in the blanket. I still have quite a few that are a good fit and fun to wear for training!

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  7. I did this for Christmas using 64 shirts. My arm hurt after all of that cutting. I let them arrange the shirts. With that many, it was too hard for me. The result was wonderful. I have a king-sized blanket full of memories!

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    1. I bet it took ages to cut 64 shirts. I need to look back at your blog to see your blanket. Bet it is gorgeous.

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  8. I can't wait to do this with my shirts from each of the 50 states (when I have them). I like the idea of sending them a placement map, it definitely makes it your own.

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    1. Wow, a race in 50 states and using those shirts for a blanket would be fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Sue. They provide great memories!

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  10. I am saving my runDisney shirts for a blanket or two. Thanks so much for the info. I'll be sure to check out Project Repat

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    1. Jill, I suspect you will need a couple since you run so many runDisney races!

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  11. I love how your blanket turned out! What a great way to showcase your beloved race shirts.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, I did save some really important ones and ones that I still wear that will go on a quilt that I make when I am done running, or when I turn 80, whichever comes first!

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  12. So awesome. Wish I had saved more of my race shirts.

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  13. I wear some, but I hate to see them get washed and get worn out. I would love a blanket! Thank you for posting, yours look great!!

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  14. This is so cool! I have a ridiculous collection of shirts. I'd love to do something like this, but I know I'd have a really, REALLY hard time cutting them all up. I'm way too sentimentally attached to them, not even gonna lie, haha. The finished product looks AWESOME, though! :-D

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