When I was in college, I LOVED ordering event shirts. I ordered them all. Whether that be sorority tanks, club t-shirts, mixer shirts or buying Sigma Kappa block letters in every fabric/color possible.
It was definitely the "thing" to do in college. That's all we wore. An oversized frat T and our norts (Nike shorts). I refused to hop on the chaco trend (sorry y'all)... so tennis shoes it was. This was my normal class attire. Again, it was totally the thing to do.
Post college, I went from owning the latest in campus fashion... to being a t-shirt hoarder. It's definitely no longer the "thing" to do in the real world. I have a few favorite shirts and tanks that I wear around the apartment, to run errands or at night when I sleep. But for the most part, my college shirts have sat in Rubbermade bins in my closet or buried at the bottom of my dresser drawers.
I've been wondering for awhile now what I could do with the mass amounts of shirts. I didn't want to donate "letter" shirts to Goodwill, nor did I want to throw them out. That's when the most brilliant idea fell into my lap (no pun intended). Why not have a t-shirt quilt made?!
I have a quilt on my bed now, that has all my swimming t-shirts from the 12 years I was a competitive swimmer (fun fact, if you didn't already know). I get so many compliments on my swimming quilt, so why not make a blanket that I can use while lounging on the couch, that has all my sorority t-shirts?!
So I partnered with Project Repat and Her Campus to create the perfect memory preserver. I can stay warm with my new blanket, but at the same time enjoy the memories I made from all those fun events in college.
Project Repat was SUPER easy to work with. They send you step-by-step instructions on how to create your blanket, as well as a pre-paid envelope to ship your shirts back in.
NOW, let me say. When I first got the envelope, I thought it was tiny. I was like, "there's no way in heck I can fit 16 shirts in this tiny bag!!" BUT, if you watch their short tutorial video + read the instructions, you'll need to cut the t-shirts in half and only send the side you want to be placed on the blanket. Thus, making all your shirts fit in that tiny little bag.
The turnaround was quick too. Project Repat has the quickest turnaround on the market... about 2-3 weeks. Not too long of a wait. There's also a rush option too, if you need the blanket sooner.
When I received the blanket, it was exactly how I wanted it. I love how they used a fleece lining, so that the blanket is comfy and warm. It's also super easy to wash. Just like you'd wash a load of t-shirts.
This is a GREAT idea for all you sorority alums or post grads. Whether you were in a Greek organization or not, you can tailor this blanket to whatever organization you participated in. A t-shirt blanket is also a great idea for your boyfriend, or take all your dad's old high school/college sports shirts and surprise him with the perfect gift. The options on how to personalize your blanket and preserve memories are endless!!!
Checkout Project Repat and watch the short video below. Let me know if you have any questions about the blanket or working with Project Repat.