I am so pleased to be reintroducing memory quilts to my keepsake range. Quilts are a lovely way to display clothes full of precious memories as they have the room to display a lot of different clothes all together. As with my other keepsakes I can make them with any clothing that holds important memories for you.
My memory quilts or keepsake quilts come in two sizes
- Small quilt: 24” x 32” £125
- Large quilt: 36” x 44” £185
The patchwork front
The quilt front is made from a patchwork of clothing. The majority of the patchwork section is made up of 4″ squares, with some 2”x4” and 4”x8” rectangles too to add interest and depending what details from the clothing I use.
The other elements
The binding (the strip of fabric that runs around the edge of the quilt) can be
- light or dark pink both with white spots.
- light or dark blue both with white spots.
- grey with white spots.
If you would like to have a different colour there will be an additional charge of £5 to cover my time sourcing the fabric and any wastage.
The back of the quilt is made from soft brushed cotton in
- plain pink
- plain white
- plain blue
If you would like to have a different colour there will be an additional charge of £10 to cover my time sourcing the fabric and any wastage.
The quilt filling or wadding is either a cotton blend or a polyester made from recycled plastic bottles. Traditional quilt wadding is considerably thinner than a modern duvet so the appearance will be different.
Embroidery is included in the price. For baby clothes quilts I can embroider names, dates, birth weight and birth time for you onto one of the squares. For bereavement quilts I can embroider a name, or simple phrases such as ‘with love’, ‘dearest friend’ depending on what you would like.
How much clothing will I need?
For baby clothes quilts I will need 15-18 items for the small size, and 20-25 items for the large size. If the majority of your quilt is to be made from 0-3 months clothing or smaller I will need more clothing so I have enough fabric to work with, just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you have so I can advise you what quantity you will need.
For bereavement quilts I will need 6 or more medium t-shirts or shirts for the small size, and 9 or more medium t-shirts or shirts for the large size.
If any particular piece of clothing holds extra special memories for you let me know and I will use more of it whenever possible.
Some examples of Memory Quilts from the Messy Stork
The first memory quilt shown here is made from baby clothes including 2 dresses, a knitted jumper, a hoody, a swimming costume, and a sleeping bag.
Here are some of the details. This corner of the quilt includes a minnie Mouse applique from the sleeping bag, a square from a knitted Christmas dress, and a unicorn from a jumper. You can see how the patchwork is created from the squares and the small and large rectangles of clothing.
The second quilt here is made from favourite t-shirts and leggings, a denim skirt and jeans.
In this last photo you can see how the patchwork is again sewn from squares and small and large rectangles. Details from the clothes are highlighted within the design.
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