To those who were never in American sports, please note. We get a lot of shirts. A LOT. In my five years of college swimming, I collected over 40 T-Shirts. My shirts hold deep & meaningful memories from a wonderful part of my life. Freshman year, Senior year, championships, team activities, school gatherings, competitions, training, and so much team pride, unity, and legacy. And that's why I would never get rid of them.
But as time goes by, I wore them less.
I really only wore a couple of shirts that were my favorites. I also got professional athletic apparel. And yes, I'm sorry. As much as I appreciate the sweaty look of the soaked tee at the Gym - I am a grown woman now. Athletic tops look and feel better, especially when I show up to "Barr" Classes at Equinox.
It was a Sunday afternoon and my dresser wasn't closing. I have too many shirts but I only wear 10% of them. I remembered an Instagram Ad I was targeted with. I googled "turn shirts into a blanket" and found Project Repeat (use my referral link for a discount).
It was hard collecting 15 shirts. It was even harder to cut them with scissors. But I knew I didn't want to have them laying in my dresser. I will not use them! But I will use a blanket...
How it works:
You pick your size (mine is 4X4).
You look up how many sides you need.
Each shirt technically has 2 sides, but you might not want both sides.
You pick your shirts
You cut them with scissors to only include the sides you want.
You send your sides by mail with your order number (full instructions here)
You wait 4-6 weeks for your awesome one-of-a-kind quilt to come in the mail
I think it is such a fantastic way to find a new use to my shirts that mean so much to me.
PS- I was on the swimming team at Eastern Michigan University for Swimming 2015-2019 and Stony Brook University 2019-2020.