project repat blanket

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated by Project Repat in the form of credit towards a blanket in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Since our whole family runs, you can imagine the surplus of race shirts we have. Some we love and wear for running or lounging. Some don’t fit quite right. Some aren’t a flattering color. And some just end up on the bottom of the pile and get forgotten.

Despite that, I haven’t been able to bring myself to part with any. I’m sentimental that way. There are so many memories tied up in those pieces of fabric, and they are all so very important to us.

I am slightly crafty, and the idea did occur to me to attempt to create my own quilt out of cut up shirts, but I quickly came to my senses. I suppose, with lots of careful measuring and a steady hand, I could have made something somewhat resembling a quilt, but the challenge seemed a bit too much and my schedule is a bit too full.

Of course, that’s why there are professionals.

I placed my order with Project Repat for a lap-sized, t-shirt blanket. This would require 16 t-shirts, which would make a blanket 48 x 48″ in size (four 12″ panels across by four 12″ panels down). The t-shirts would be properly sized and stitched together, then attached to a fleece backing in a selection of colors. We chose gray as our backing.

After the order was placed, I received an email from Project Repat with written instructions and a link to a video. This explained the proper way to package the shirts we would be using for the blanket, as well as directions on how to cut the ones that had graphics on front and back so the proper images were used. They ask that you not cut into squares, but to just cut the fronts from the backs so they can size properly on their end. I also had to print out the order confirmation to include in the package.

It took me a few days to sort through what I wanted to send. In that time, I did get a reminder email from the company.

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Finally, I had everything packaged up and ready to go.

Customers pay for the shipping of the shirts to Project Repat. I ended up sending via UPS Ground with tracking, and the shipment was received within the week. The instructions said that it would take another two to three weeks for my blanket to be created and returned to me.

It wasn’t even close to that long.

Our blanket arrived, neatly folded and packed, and I could not wait to rip into it.

Love!

I was really worried that there would be too much white (for some reason, we had a lot of white shirts), but the team at Project Repat did a great job of balancing the colors and patterns so everything looked just right.

The size is just right, too. It’s nice and lightweight and so comfy to snuggle in while watching TV (or blogging) on the couch at night.

Someone likes taking little catnaps under it, too.

I can’t wait to collect the next batch of shirts so that we can start preparing for another one. We are always in need of more comfy blankets around the house, and I love how these Project Repat blankets combine our memories with something practical and warm.

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12 Responses to project repat blanket

  1. I’ve been wanting to do this for so long. Every time they have a deal on livingsocial, I’m all, yes I’m gonna do it! But I haven’t yet… soon!
    This one came out great! Such a fun idea.
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  2. Jennifer, what a super cool idea. I am now going to go through the draw of any running shirts our daughter and I still have and check this out. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  3. Matilda says:

    I wish we had a service like that here in Australia. I’ve tried doing a t-shirt blanket, and yeah it was utter fail.
    I love this.
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  4. It came out super nice!!! I am saving my shirts for a queen size quilt! Only have a few more to go!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…So you are a runner????My Profile

  5. Angie says:

    What a fun idea! Now I need more race shirts. 🙂
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  6. I have a few stacks of t-shirts that live on the top shelf of my closet…I have been saving the ones that I don’t particularly like for just this reason!!!
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