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