"Love Remains the Same" Lap Quilt

“Love Remains the Same” Lap Quilt

A lap quilt made from ten cotton shirts, Love Remains the Same measures 56 x 70 inches. Edge-to-edge quilting secures the layers for stability and sturdiness. Fleece replaces batting for lightweight warmth. Easy-care machine wash and dry, this quilt can be used daily without worry. Loving Arms Wrap Quilt pattern – An instant-download PDF pattern for […]

A Gift from Doug

A Gift from Doug

This beautiful quilt can adorn a bed or grace a wall. A true keepsake, the entire quilt top was created with Doug’s clothing. The central blocks feature favorite outfits, business and casual. The double border includes over two dozen button-down and polo shirts. The sashing and binding are each fashioned from a pair of slacks. […]

How to Add a Hanging Sleeve to Your Memorial Quilt

How to Add a Hanging Sleeve to Your Memorial Quilt

A hanging sleeve is a long tube sewn across the back of the quilt so that you can display it on a wall. Even if you don’t plan to hang your memorial quilt, consider adding a hanging sleeve. It doesn’t take much extra effort if you add the sleeve when you bind the quilt. And […]

Backing Considerations for Your Memorial Quilt

Backing Considerations for Your Memorial Quilt

Quilts are usually backed with 100% cotton but there are many other options, especially when creating keepsakes from clothing. With proper handling, most any large piece of fabric in good condition can be used to back a memorial quilt. So if you have a sheet, table cloth, throw or other large item with sentimental value, […]

How to Choose Clothing for a Memorial Quilt

How to Choose Clothing for a Memorial Quilt

Clothing included in a memorial quilt should represent the person to be remembered but must also meet the needs of the intended recipient. To make a keepsake that will provide decades of comfort, first determine how the quilt will be used and by whom; then select the appropriate garments. Consider the Quilt Recipient What age […]

Quick and Easy Colorfast Test

Quick and Easy Colorfast Test

Some dark or bright colored clothing fabrics, especially red, may release dye (or “bleed”) when washed. Even clothes that specify machine wash on the care label may bleed color. If there is any question whether a specific garment is colorfast, run this simple test to avoid a ruined quilt later. You will need: Small white […]

Custom Memorial Quilts

Welcome to CustomMemorialQuilts.com, a site dedicated to creating keepsakes from clothing. Whether you want a custom quilt made or you’re just looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Please browse around, and if you have any questions or want to find out more about having a quilt made, please use the contact form or send an email […]