About My Tee Quilt
Thank you for visiting. About me, Becky Lombardo, and how I started making Tshirt Quilts- my mother taught me how to sew when I was 13 years old. I hated it but I was assigned to the machine to help with the family business. Mom freelanced piecework, making semi-formal dresses, casual sports wear, baby clothes, whatever was available. After high school and college, I entered the work force doing odd jobs, waiting tables at restaurants. Orlando was gaining its popularity with tourism thanks to Disney World so, jobs were easy to find. My first thought of looking for a “real” job was when I was on my 3rd maternity leave. The cost of childcare was as much as a small mortgage! Pinterest was a new popular app, I started searching for ideas. I dusted off a sewing machine found in my neighbor’s garage and started sewing again, doing alterations and custom dresses- out of my garage. Craigslist was a popular advertising space, Stacy of Tshirt Quilt Cafe found me. We messaged each other for about a month before we finally got together. She had an idea, I had the skills. We made our first t-shirt quilt and the rest is history.
My Tee Quilt was created to fill the outdoor space. I pack my tee quilts to take on all my travels. The problem was that they are too big and fleece does not do well outdoors. I've created a site with the same quality of work but with different options that make more sense for the use.