Your loved one's clothing can be used to make a beautiful
memorial quilt to comfort you and commemorate their lives. One
of my customers said that wrapping herself in the memory quilt made
from her husband's clothing was like snuggling in his arms.
Memory quilts can include clothing such as shirts,
ties, suits, jeans, blouses, dresses, sports uniforms, etc.
Your memory quilt will become a treasured family heirloom to
be passed down to future generations.
My customer sent this photo of her family wrapped in their memory
quilts - thank you!
Here are examples of some of the patterns available:
Random Snail Trail Pattern
Log Cabin Pattern
Modified Rail Fence Pattern
Rail Fence Pattern
Antique Circle Quilt (available in throw size only)
Detail of Antique Circle Quilt
Strippy Wall Quilt
Closeup of Strippy Quilt
These pillows are made in a strippy pattern, with a flanged edge and
envelope back and include a pillow form. The pillow form
is 18 inches - with the flanged edge, the total size of the
pillow is 22 inches. You need about 16 ties for each pillow.
A variety of colors, lights and darks and patterns make
the best designs!
Because there is such a variety of sizes
and types of clothing used in memorial quilts, they take much more time to make than
quilts made from
regular quilting fabric.
Each piece of clothing is
disassembled and custom cut (seams, sleeves, buttons, pockets, etc.
removed). Most of the clothing needs to be backed with sheer interfacing to
maintain its shape and prevent stretching or unraveling.
Therefore, the additional time to prepare the clothing and assemble the quilt is
reflected in the price.
All you need to do is choose a
pattern and size for your quilt, and send your clothing along with a
completed order form.
You should send a variety
of clothing and colors, the more the better. Most clothing can be
used in a quilt - exceptions are - heavy fabrics like velour robes, open
weave knits, bulky sweaters, leathers, terry cloth and very thick materials.
I will try to use everything that you send - please make sure the clothing
that you send is clean.
Your quilts are made
primarily with the clothing you provide, however, I may incorporate
additional fabric as needed.
I use cotton batting
and cotton fabric for the backing.
Your quilt will be machine
quilted in a design selected to complement the quilt pattern.
I have shown only a few
of the many patterns available - if you have another pattern
in mind, or any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.