Project Repat: Preserve Your Running Story with a T-Shirt Quilt


Project Repat

Have you ever had an old t-shirt that you don’t want to let go of but you can’t wear anymore? What about all of those race t’s just taking up precious real estate in your dresser drawers that you have no idea what to do with? Well, now there is something you can do and it is honestly pretty awesome.

Project Repat takes your old t-shirts and makes them into these amazing quilts! You pick your panel size, quilt size and fleece color then you’re emailed instructions on how to send your shirts to them. Once they receive them they are made here in the US of A by those who are earning a fair wage. The t-shirts are used to then carefully craft the blanket and it’s sent back in about 2-3 weeks time!

I actually have a drawer full of old t-shirts and just ordered my blanket! I can’t wait to receive it- I’ll be sure to post an update with the finished product when I do. In the meantime, watch the video below and get inspired to preserve your story! :)

Pretty cool, right? Definitely would make the perfect gift for anyone who has treasured t’s that need a little recycling. If you want to learn more about Project Repat and how it got started, make sure to check out their story here! 

Speaking of sweat threads, you should also check out the Augusta Sportswear giveaway I have going on right now! 

Augusta Sportswear Giveaway!

Two grand prize winners will be chosen- one male and one female will each win a Large Active Kit! Hop over to my review of the Augusta Sportswear I received and enter the giveaway so you can win some of your own! 😀 

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Thanks to Nicole from Fitful Focus for hosting the Fit & Fashionable Friday link up (tomorrow).  Make sure to head over to her blog, grab the badge and link up if you have a fitness or fashion post to share! Happy almost Friday, all! 😉 

Fitful Focus

 


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22 Comments

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply January 15, 2015

I can't wait to see your blanket! I want a queen size one so I need a few more t-shirts before I am ready to send them off! I think it is a great idea and then you will have a quilt that will last forever :)
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    Reply January 15, 2015

    I know! I only ordered a lap size because I didn't have enough for a bigger one :P I need to run more races too ;)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 15, 2015

My mom is having a quilt made of my sorority tshirts. I'm still to into wearing my race shirts to have them made into a quilt!
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    Reply January 15, 2015

    Aw that's a great idea for your mom! I wish I could wear my race shirts, unfortunately I am more of a tank top girl so all of mine are piling up in my drawer!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply January 15, 2015

What a cool idea! One can never have enough quilts, throws and blankets, right? :P
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 15, 2015

    Exactly! Especially when they are made of memories ;)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 15, 2015

Such a fun idea!! I'm going to have to look into it!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 15, 2015

    Definitely do! I am excited to get mine :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 15, 2015

Definitely stashing my race shirts so I can do this :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 15, 2015

    I know- I want to make a huge blanket next! Now I need to enter more races so I can get more shirts! :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply January 15, 2015

I love my quilt....we use it daily...my boys love how "cozy" it is!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 15, 2015

    I remember seeing yours when you got it done, I think! I can't wait to get mine!!! Such an awesome idea! :)

Marcia
Reply January 15, 2015

The blanket idea is so cool. I usually wear my cotton race shirts as pjs until they're toast.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 15, 2015

    I can't sleep in t-shirts or I would probably be doing the same thing :P I really do love this idea- way better than having to throw them out!

Mary Long
Reply January 15, 2015

These quilts are such a great idea. I will be watching Instagram for the reveal!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 15, 2015

    I can't wait to get it back and see what it looks like when it's complete! I will definitely be posting to IG!!!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply January 15, 2015

I did it a few months ago! I love it and no one else is allowed to use it.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 15, 2015

    I remember when you did it, I thought it was the coolest idea! I can't wait to get mine- no one else will be allowed to use it here either :P

Emily@WhateverFloatsYourOats
Reply January 15, 2015

Love this idea! I don't have a lot of race t shirts but definitely have more than I need for my workouts. :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 16, 2015

    Isn't it a great idea? Just freed up some drawer space by sending out my old t-shirts! :)

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply January 16, 2015

Wish I had saved all my race shirts, this would be so cool.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 16, 2015

    Oh man- I bet you had a ton of cool ones too!

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