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KEEPSAKE QUILT'S MADE FROM LOVED ONES CLOTHING

Hello everyone!! I'm new at this , but just wanted to share my story. I have a tailoring/alterations shop in Ohio and stay pretty busy these days.I recently was asked to come up with some ideas for a lady for something to be made from her deceased father-in-laws clothing.After a few suggestions, we decided on a quilt. She gave me 4 tubs of his clothing and just let me do whatever!!! I must admit, they turned out beautifully! I have since been asked to do teddy bears for another client!! I  have done 6 quilts in the past month and so enjoyed matching the colors and keeping a theme with each quilt!! I personalized each one with his name, which makes it extra special , I think:). I have so enjoyed doing this that I am going to start advertising locally for this service. If any of you expert quilters have any advice or suggestions , I welcome them!!

 


 

 


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Comment by Molly on September 13, 2013 at 11:23pm
I really enjoyed this email and also the comments below. This may give me the motivation to start a quilt for each of my grandchildren or even my daughters. I have fabric from the crib sheets and receiving blankets, also pjs and nightgowns which I have made for them over the years. I have old T-shirts from my daughters' childhood too and also ends of fabric from their clothes which I could use. These would be large projects and my eyes aren't the best, so timid about starting. I guess it all starts one square at a time .
Comment by karen gist on September 13, 2013 at 10:21am
I just finished my 3rd memory blanket. I am about to do 5 more. They are somewhat heart wrenching. I love doing something so special for those I know. I usually work with t-shirts and have sewn picture transfers on where the cornrs come together. It is easier to handle the fabric with a light-weight stabilizer on the back. Tis is the case for t-shirts. Other fabrics might do fine without it. I have created my blankets with a back and batting and I have simply sewn onto a plush throw. It is the difference of a 24 hour project and a 10 hour one. They both turn out nice. I hope this helps with ideas.
Comment by Valerie C. Trainer on September 12, 2013 at 10:22pm

Thank you ladies for your comments!! This is so very rewarding for me to be able to do these! I have other photos that I will share soon:) Happy quilting!!!! I have a shop on Etsy showcasing some of my other creations!! Take a look around when you get a chance:) 

Comment by Sandra on September 12, 2013 at 4:04pm

I am doing a quilt for a young lady who lost her mother.  I am about through the part of putting the top together.  It has been a long labor of love.  However, it has turned out really nice.  I plan to back it in pink, since that was her mother's favorite color.  I will border it in purple, since it's my new friend's favorite color.  This will be my first time actual quilting, so I pray that it turns out as nice as I envision it.  Sooooooooooo.  Of I go to put in a little more time working on it.  Any suggestions, reference the quilting portion?

Comment by Jane on September 12, 2013 at 1:11pm

Very nice

Comment by Dee Kasperitis on September 12, 2013 at 11:58am

what a wonderful idea

I wish I still had my husband's shirts - they would really look great as a throw on the couch

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