The first step is choosing the size blanket you wish them to make, and then picking out your shirts. I choose to have a twin blanket made and that meant picking out 24 shirts.
The hardest part of having this blanket made is choosing the shirts.
Because I had so many… close to 100. I don’t run in them but do wear some to bed or to hang out in. But most of them, just sit in a drawer (or two).
The majority of these shirts are from my beginning running days of 2008 -2010. In those days, you got cotton shirts at every race. Since then, many or most races are giving out tech shirts and if they a gender-specific and fit, I wear them to run. Also, for the past year, I have been sending all my shirts to JA my running buddy.
That being said, I surely had enough shirts for the twin blanket.
Most of the shirts that I chose were cotton but some were tech fabric shirts and when they put them together, you really don’t notice the difference in materials.
The website has a short video to help you with the cutting process.
Even though I don’t wear these shirts, I was a little emotional cutting them up. But as I did, I was remembering each race that the shirt represented.
There was one from my first 5k ever…
one from a 5K walk that I did at a conference years before I thought about running…
one from one of my favorite 5ks…
one that I especially liked…
I also included the shirt from my most recent half marathon.
The next step is optional. You can decide where each shirt should be placed on the blanket and send them a photo. I chose to let let them choose the locations and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
The last step is to mail your shirts. I squeezed them into a small box and it didn’t cost much to mail at all. (But I live in NY and Project Repat is in Mass.)
As soon as they receive your box, you will get an email verifying receipt.
Then you just wait.
I only took less two weeks.
When I opened the package yesterday, I was so excited with the finished project.
Be sure to check out the Project Repat website and consider one of these blankets for your old race shirts. It is a great way to remember your races.
Happy Running! Have you had your shirts made into a blanket yet? If not, what do you do with your race shirts?
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Disclosure: I was given a discount for my Project Repat blanket. There was no compensation for this post and the opinions stated here are my own.