Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Old Clothes Can Become New Quilts

quilt made from wedding dress

Can't quite give up those cute baby clothes, sentimental T-shirts, or other clothing items? Then you might want to consider having them transformed into a custom quilt.

Quilts by Kate talks about "memories you can cuddle up with," which may sound good to North American readers as autumn approaches. Kate can make you a quilt from T-shirts or neckties — or even a wedding dress, as shown above.

baby clothes quilt

Quilt Keepsake makes baby clothes quilts, T-shirt quilts, and memorial quilts. Those memorial quilts could be made from all sorts of clothing: flannel shirts, ties, military uniforms, bridal outfits, etc.

memory quilt from old clothes

Alix Joyal over at Mamaka Mills makes custom memory quilts, including military memory quilts. You can see more of her work on her blog, and on her Etsy site.

For links to many more quilt-makers, see the related posts below. And remember that these quilts take around 3-6 weeks to make — so if you'd like one for a holiday gift, start moving now before the quilt-makers get all booked up.

Related Posts:
Four Options for the Old T-Shirts (see option 2)
Cute Baby Clothes Make Cute Memory Quilts
Preserving the Memories: T-Shirt Quilts


Claire Josefine said...

A client of mine made a lovely quilt for her mother out of her father's Hawaiin shirts when he passed away. It is a beautiful, daily reminder of their many happy years vacationing there. She's also been collecting T-shirts from her kids' activities over the years to make into a T-shirt quilt someday. The key word, of course, being "someday." Saving clothing for a quilt project is a great idea -- IF you are really going to follow through with the project. Otherwise, refer back to some of Jeri's other excellent posts about how to deal with old clothing.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I have some baby clothes I haven't been able to part with, what a lovely thought!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge