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