I have made four quilts from childrens clothing, some of the clothes I took apart and did crazy quilt style,without the fancy stitches as it was boys clothes.
Bonnie Hunter has a YouTube video called deboning a shirt. You can find it on her website quiltville. You could make a scrappy quilt.
We have a quilt my husband's grandmother made from his mother's clothes. She passed away when he was 18 years old. Of course, we didn't know what we had when we were young but it now hangs in our home proudly.
hi first quilt i made was out of my baby boys clothes, its on my blog
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I made a quilt for a dear friend whose mother and father passed away. I made a pinwheel quilt and a Turning Twenty quilt. I loved the pinwheel quilt best, as I had more choices for the layout of the different colors. I first cut all the clothing to 6-7/8 squares. This took several months in that I had lots of clothing to cut. I used a light color to pair with the pinwheels (I used pale yellow) and when the pinwheels were done I bordered each pinwheels with a Hershey chocolate brown fabric. It was so pretty. the Turning Twenty was cut using larger pieces of the clothing. I also bordered the blocks in brown. The brown seemed to pop the colors nicely. I mixed polyester with knits, with cottons, etc., however, I stabilized them with iron-on stabilizer. I machine quilted the two quilts with no problems. Let me know if you need a pic.
you can make a t-shirt quilt or tie quilt and you can use all cotton dress shirt as well, if this man wore jeans you can all make a jean quilt. I have several different patterns i downloaded from www.DIY.com if you need anymore info please send me pm and i will help you. (will be leaving the states on July 15 for 2 months - going to see my first granddaughter in Europe Hope this helped you and your friend
I would make a Windowpane Disappearing 9 Patch!
Not true.. you will always have sweet memories and him in your heart. Prayers sent up for you.
Just saw your post. I am praying that you will have comfort and peace as you move forward. Trust that He will remember you.
hello, I'm browsing around and just saw this. I am new here. I am sorry to read this and hope that your day went well. big hugs.
Would make simple 4 patches, then do the "Disappearing 4 Patch"
cutting, and re-assemble. Will post photo of mini-quilt recently made.
hmmmm.... If they were mine, I'd cut them into 2-1/2 x 5 bricks, then make strips and when you have enough strips, sash them with a coordinating color (or black) and border them with the same. I do this with left over strips of different sizes and it looks great.
I made a pinwheel quilt using 5" squares.
You could google free patterns for charm squares(5in sqs.). Or make a DP9. Or a simple patchwork. What are you in the mood to try?
Go to Missouri Star Company on youtube, Jenny Doan has several ideas on there. So many patterns these could be used to make quilts. Or google 5" quilt squares and see what comes up. You could also do a search on this board. Or go through the gallery on home page.
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