Making a Memory Quilt

Memory quilts are very special because they hold the memories of a loved one.  I received a call from Joanna who wanted three lap size quilts made out of her grandmothers clothes.  She brought me a bag of clothes – none were cotton, but she remembered her grandmother wearing these shirts and skirts.  You can also make your own memory quilt by following these steps.

Step 1: Cut the clothes apart. I chose 5.5 inch squares and backed them with fusible.

Step 2: I divided the number of blocks by 3 for 3 quilts then placed them in a design and sewed them together.

Step 3: I added the borders. Two with red and one with blue.

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Step 4: Backing and Batting. I pieced the backings and I used 100% cotton batting.

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Step 5: Quilt as desired. I quilted one with large flowers, one with stars and one with curved design.  Binding to match the border fabric.

 

Step 6: Label.  The first two had the labels attached to the back and the third on the front.

 

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About Quilting by Martha

Around the Vine Quilting Studio is a smoke and pet free computerized quilting studio located in Fairland, Indiana. I am experienced with many styles of quilting and welcome you to contact me for more information about my quilting services.
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