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Thread: memory quilt

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    memory quilt

    Has anyone mixed different clothing fabrics to make
    a memory quilt. A friends granddaughter wants me to
    make a quilt out of her grandfathers clothing. There is some
    denim, knit shirt, dress shirts and even a jacket and some
    khaki pants. Unfortunately there is not enough of anyone
    kind to make a sizable quilt. Any suggestions?

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    Yes, make a spider web or strippy one. You can use everything, even the labels. Or do a star but with strips too.
    Have fun with it.

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    I cut mom's clothes into 5" squares and made simple quilts with the squares and sashing. I liked the 5" squares, as you could tell what shirts, pants, etc. they were from. I got about 12 5" squares from each shirt, and more from the pants. Be sure to back the knits with some fusible interfacing before cutting them so they don't stretch as you sew
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    for the 'stretchy' knit fabrics use a fusible interfacing to stabilize them- you can mix any and all fabrics/textiles to create a memory quilt- if the fabric is thin or stretchy just stabilize it.
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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

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    It can be done but it is sometimes a very frustrating experience. I did one several years ago on commission. I will never do another.

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    If you're looking for some interesting ideas, search Pinterest for dress shirt quilts. you could use some of the same ideas even if your using other clothing items.

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