Memory Quilt

Create your own customized memory quilt that can be cherished for years to come.

The best items for creating a memory quilt are woven cottons and cotton blends. Examples of these clothing items are button down or oxford style shirts, flannel receiving blankets or pajamas, cotton swaddling blankets, and pants made out of twill, khaki, or jeans. Generally, anything that is not stretchy works best.

Knit fabrics can also be incorporated into a memory quilt. Examples of knits are onesies, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, and golf shirts. However, they require a stabilizer to be added to avoid stretching or distortion. This changes the options for quilting patterns and adds to the time and expense of making a quilt.

Even satins, silks, rayons, and other dressy fabrics can used in a memory quilt.  Just like with knit fabrics they need to be stabilized by using an interfacing. Avoid any item that is translucent, since it will show the interfacing and potentially the batting, in the middle of the quilt. Keep in mind that anything delicate that requires dry cleaning will require that the finished quilt be dry cleaned as well.

Choose Your Quilt Size

Quilts can come in any desired size... Lap, Large Throw, Twin, Full, Queen.

Choose Your Style

Choose from a frayed raggedy edge or modern clean edge. Then, choose your color for the backing material.

Ship Your Clothes

Follow instructions to send me your clothes through the mail and I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

Receive Your Quilt

Quilts typically take 10-12 weeks to make and deliver. I will keep you updated throughout the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the size details of the Memory Raggedy Quilts?

Raggedy Quilts can vary in size from as small as a lap size up to a Queen size quilt.. There are two factors that will determine the size of a Raggedy Memory Quilt.

  1. The amount of clothing sent
  2. The actual size of each piece of clothing to be used.

For example, from a newborn onesie I can get two small squares, that make up the four patch blocks. For a 9-18 month onsies, I can get two rectangles or four small squares. From toddler shirts, I can get one large square, one rectanlge, and two small squares.

The lap size quilt shown in the photo is 35 inches wide and 42 inches in length. Essentially, 5 blocks by 6 blocks, making a total of thirty blocks. The quilt pictured had 11 large squares, 12 rectangles, and 52 small squares.

I will help you determine the size of your quilt based on the amount of clothing you have available to use.

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What are the size details of the Memory Modern Edge Quilt?

Modern Edge Quilts can vary in size from as small as a lap size up to a Queen size quilt.. There are two factors that will determine the size of a Modern Edge Memory Quilt.

  1. The amount of clothing sent
  2. The actual size of each piece of clothing to be used.

For example, from a newborn onesie I can get two small squares, that make up the four patch blocks. For a 9-18 month onsies, I can get two rectangles or four small squares. From toddler shirts, I can get one large square, one rectanlge, and two small squares.

I will help you determine the size of your quilt based on the amount of clothing you have available to use. Sashing, can be added between the blocks of clothes to increase the size of the quilt.  A border around the edge can also be added to increase the dimension of your quilt.

What is a Frayed Raggedy Edge style quilt?

A frayed or raggedy edge style of quilt uses the seams in the quilt to create a textured edge. Flannel is used for the backing which naturally frays when washed. The seams on the front of the quilt are hand cut to promote fraying when washed.

What is a Modern Clean Edge style quilt?

A modern style or clean edge is where the seams are hidden. They are sewn and pressed on the underside of each block. When the quilt is assembled the seams will be in the middle of the quilt.

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