How can I commission a custom quilt?

Creating a T-shirt quilt is telling the story of the person who wore those shirts. My clients have had quilts made as graduation gifts, to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, to blend families at a marriage, and as a tribute to someone has passed away. It is a privilege to be able to be part of marking the important events in their lives.”

A commissioned quilt project starts with a meeting in my studio or by phone to discuss your vision for the quilt you want. Allow 6 weeks for completion once your project gets to the head of the line. When we sign a contract, a 25% deposit by check gets you in line, and the balance is due on delivery. You are welcome to visit your work-in-progress.

How much does it cost?

Projects incorporating your special garments, including T-shirts, are $50/square foot. This includes an individualized design, high quality materials – fabric, batting and threads, hand-guided machine quilting, an applied binding and a hanging sleeve and a custom label. Photo transfers to fabric are an additional cost. There is an additional charge for fragile materials that require special handling.

Prices for other styles of quilt vary. Please ask.

25% deposit is required when our contract is signed, with the balance due on completion. The customer pays shipping costs if any. MD residents pay 6% sales tax. Payment may be made by checks, cash, or credit card through Square or Paypal.

How many shirts shall I provide?

That depends on the size quilt desired and the size of the individual shirts. In general, a lap size (60 x 60”) usually takes about 9-12 shirts while a king size (100 x 100″) uses about 35 – 40 shirts. If you have a collection of shirts that must all be included that will determine the area.

How long does it take?

Allow 6 weeks from the time we start your project. Each quilt is important and the studio schedule varies. If you need something for a specific date, please contact me 4 to 6 months ahead of time.

How do we get the ball rolling?

Schedule an appointment to commission your quilt by contacting us at or by phone 301-275-5831.

“Quiltmaking can be an analogy for a well-lived life. It requires the creative use of materials at hand to achieve a beautiful result that will warm and protect you and those you love. Living with a quilt, on the bed or on the wall, can be a daily call to mindfulness of the simple beauty that surrounds us. The gift of a quilt is a gesture of love, to someone special or to yourself.

Lauren Kingsland | Quilts for Life | One of a Kind Quilts | T-Shirt Quilt
T-Shirt Quilt | Lauren Kingsland | Quilts for Life | One of a Kind Quilts
T-Shirt Quilt | Lauren Kingsland | Quilts for Life | One of a Kind Quilts