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How to Outline Quilt a T-Shirt Quilt

How to Outline Quilt a T-Shirt Quilt

The designs on t-shirts used in memorial quilts are often already showing signs of wear and I would never want to do anything to hasten the deterioration, so I never sew across the design when quilting a t-shirt quilt. I’ve seen plenty of t-shirt quilts with overall, edge-to-edge quilting and I worry about the print [...]

YOU Can Make a Loving Arms Wrap Quilt

YOU Can Make a Loving Arms Wrap Quilt

Instant download on Craftsy! Click image to go to my pattern store. The Loving Arms Wrap Quilt is my first published Creating Keepsakes from Clothing pattern. I’ve used this design on several quilts and love the way it shows off each fabric. While using just one block size makes cutting easy, keeping the squares organized [...]

Memorial Quilt Patterns

While most folks who contact me through this Custom Memorial Quilts website are looking to have a quilt made for them, I periodically get an inquiry from someone interested in making their own. Usually the questions are about a specific technique or they’ve run into a problem and need a little help. I’m always happy [...]

Combining T-shirts and Sweatshirts in a Memorial Quilt

Combining T-shirts and Sweatshirts in a Memorial Quilt

I’m working on a memorial quilt that includes t-shirts, sweatshirts and button-front shirts. I wanted the finished quilt to be a uniform thickness despite the huge difference in the weight/thickness of the fabrics so decided to use a quilt-as-you-go method to cut, piece and quilt it in sections, and then join the sections together to create the whole. [...]

Mad About Plaid

Mad About Plaid

For Daddy’s Girls This trio of lap quilts will comfort the daughters of a much-loved dad who was mad about plaid. Edge-to-edge machine quilting over a layer of fleece ensures that the quilts are cozy and will withstand daily use and frequent laundering. While these quilts are all the same design, fabric selection and placement makes each unique. The quilt on the [...]

Easy Care Label for Your Memorial Quilt

Easy Care Label for Your Memorial Quilt

Add an easy care label to your memorial quilt. Memorial quilts are made from clothing and most clothing items have care labels. On shirts, for instance, the label is usually attached at the back of the neck or sewn into the seam toward the bottom of one side. You can easily add a care label to your memorial quilt by selecting the [...]

Simple Binding for Your Memorial Quilt

Simple Binding for Your Memorial Quilt

Binding finishes the edges of a quilt. Quilt binding is the fabric folded over the sides of your quilt and sewn to both the front and back to cover the raw edges and create a nice finish. You can buy quilt binding or make your own. I suggest you make the binding for your memorial [...]