What are T-Shirt or Memory Quilts?
While a T-Shirt Quilt IS a Memory Quilt, at Shadywood Quilts, we go further with what we offer. We like to think of Memory Quilts as quilts made with a loved ones clothing. A t-shirt quilt is made primarily of t-shirts. So, while the two terms are interchangable, you will often see us refer to quilts as a t-shirt quilt or a memory quilt.
Memory quilts are made from everything from t-shirts to pajamas (we even have made a quilt entirely from boxer shorts!). Both styles of quilts are a great way to remember or celebrate all parts of your family history, the life of a loved one, or an important event in your life such as the birth of a child or graduation from school.
Wrap yourself with memories of one who has passed. When a parent or grandparent has passed, who feels it the most? Kids and grandkids have a special bond. A custom quilt made from the clothing can be a special 'hug' from those who are not here any longer. Don't forget to have one made for YOU.
We can use almost any piece of clothing. Just keep in mind that if an item of clothing can't be laundered (such as silk or paper) then it might not be the best item to include in this quilt. We WANT this quilt to be used, and to be used for years to come.
And for this same reason, we recommend that memory quilts be 'throw' size. These quilts can be used in a chair, on the couch or just wrapped around when a private moment is needed. When you bring your items in, we will go through the clothing and let you know if it can be used successfully or if we should not use it.
We are happy to help with your quilt, so we have put together several articles that will help you plan your memory quilt.
10 Things to Use in a Memory Quilt
Here are at least 10 items of clothing that you might consider using in your memory quilt.
Choosing Backing Fabric
What would you like on the back side of your memory quilt?
Embroidery on Memory Quilts
Finishing touch for your memory quilt. See the top five ways to utilize machine embroidery on your quilt.
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Memory Quilts Come In Many Styles
We offer many styles of quilts that we can use your clothing to make your heirloom
How much does a memory quilt cost?
How much does it cost? What goes into the pricing of a memory quilt.
Memory Quilt Order Form
Order form to get your memory quilt order started.
How to Go Through the Clothes of a Loved One
Your loved one has passed. How do you sort the clothes and decide what to do with the clothing.
Memory/Bereavement Quilts From Clothing
Different styles of quilts made from your loved ones clothing.
Free E-Book About Memory Quilts
This free guide offers information to help you make decisions about selecting a Memory Quilt Maker. Free Download.