T-Shirt and Memory Quilts
The clothes we wear are an integral part of the fabric of our lives, holding the memories of special moments long after those events have passed. But what happens when the dresser and closet are starting to overflow? You hate to get rid of anything, but you need the room.
That's where a t-shirt or memory quilt can come to the rescue!
What better way to keep those memories alive than to turn those old clothes into something new that will be treasured for many more years to come.
T-shirt quilts are especially warm and cozy keepsakes and make wonderfully unique gifts to give to friends and family (and even to yourself!). Just about any washable fabric that lays flat can be incorporated.
A t-shirt quilt in 3 easy steps!
Choose t-shirts (or other garments) that have the cherished memories you want captured in an heirloom quilt. As long as the material is machine-washable, we're golden!
Give your selected pieces a final wash (no fabric softener, please!) and send them to me. Be sure to include your packing slip! There's no need to tear out seams or cut fabric; I'll take care of all that on my end.
Once I receive them, I'll create a one-of-a-kind design and stitch a quilt for you that will provide warmth and comfort to you or your loved one for years to come! Turnaround time is 5-6 weeks.
3 beautiful designs to choose from!
I offer 2 designs: Traditional Sash and Traditional Framed Sash. Both turn out beautifuly, and are true classics and timeless. I also offer custom designs, where the design is only limited by our imagination!
This is an affordable and attractive layout, where each t-shirt panel is arranged in a grid layout.
The panels are separated by a 2-inch sashing (green in the example to the right) to give a uniform look to the overall design, especially when there are different colored shirts in use.
Finally, the quilt is finished off with a 4-inch border (blue in the example to the right) and binding in complimentary colors to pull everything together.
Did you see a t-shirt quilt you absolutely loved or have an original design in mind that you want me to create? I can do that, too!
We'll sit down and chat about what you want and sketch out possible designs and colors until we have something you love.
Because of the complexity involved with creating custom t-shirt quilts, these quilts are priced differently than the other 2 designs. Don't worry, though! I will give you a quote before I start the project so you know exactly what to expect.
Traditional Framed Sash
This design also uses panels arranged in a grid but a 1-inch frame (purple in the example to the left) is added around each panel to give it depth and really make it stand out.
Just like the Traditional Sash, this design also includes a 2-inch sashing (green in the example to the left), a 4-inch border (blue in the example to the left), and binding.
Quilting pattern by Angela Walters
Losing a loved one is hard, and part of the grieving process may include cleaning out closets and dressers and not knowing what to do with it all.
Strong emotions can be tied to the clothing of a lost loved one, and when to take the next step is different for everyone. However long it takes, coming to the decision to create a memory quilt from them can be part of the healing journey for you or others affected by the loss.
For me, these quilts are the ultimate in special quilts, and I am here to help you create a beautiful quilt or quilts that will hopefully bring you comfort, peace, and joy as you process your grief.
What can I include in a memory quilt?
Just about anything can be included in a memory quilt! A good rule of thumb is "If you can wash it, you can use it." Here are a few examples:
Dress shirts or blouses
Long/short sleeve t-shirts
Golf or polo shirts
Jeans, slacks, dress pants
Skirts or dresses
Pajamas or nightgowns
Men's ties, handkerchiefs
Sheets and pillowcases
When we first start talking about the quilt or quilts you want made, we will also go over the clothing or other fabrics you want included in the final quilt or quilts.
You're not limited to just quilts, either! I can also create something special, such as a wall hanging or pillow. These will be priced accordingly and quoted upfront.
How much does a memory quilt cost?
Your memory quilt is planned and designed with your input to create a one-of-a-kind heirloom. Because each memory quilt is unique, the price for one varies from project to project, but typically starts at $400.00. I will provide you with a quote before starting your project!