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    Hello - I am new here because I am starting a memory quilt

    Hello.. just joined because I am always looking for ideas and input. I have been quilting off and on for years (more years than I care to think about). I am not serious or heavy into it... usually just work on baby quilts for family and friends. Recently I was inspired to start a new project that has me nervous and I want to do the best job I can on it. Our family lost my nephew in an auto accident and I wanted to make my sister a memory quilt from Jake's clothes. So I came here to learn, be inspired and to keep motivated Thanks

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    Welcome. Sorry about the loss of your nephew. I can't imagine the heartache the family is feeling. You've come to the right place for inspiration and advice. The ladies & gents here are wonderful and so knowledgeable and willing to help.

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    I am So sorry to hear about the loss of your nephew.
    I have made a tee-shirt quilt, and that type of cotton (t-shirt) needs to be ironed onto a lightweight fusible web. I used a dark tonal background fabric in between and around all the shirt logos. When the shirt logos were not the same size, I added coordinating and contrast fabrics.
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Sorry for your sorrow.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio. Sorry for your loss.

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    Hi from NC. I'm glad you're here.
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a terrible reason to be here, but I hope you find loads of love and support here, too.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hello and welcome to the board from the friendly State of Alabama

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    welcome from se TX -- I know your memory quilt will be appreciated
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    Welcome, and my condolences to you and your family for such a loss. Bless you for wanting to this.
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    Hi and welcome from Kentucky! I am so sorry for your loss, but I know your sister will be honored to have a memory quilt. I see you are from southern Indiana...my sister and mom live in Scottsburg and I am about 65 miles southeast of Louisville.
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    Sorry for your loss, and hi from Ohio!
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    Hello Meyert!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    My condolences to you and your family. The loss of a loved one is so painful!
    Please show us your memory quilt upon completion.
    {{{{hugs to you!}}}

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    Hello, welcome from Nevada!
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    Let me start of with how sorry I am over the loss of your nephew. My family means the world to me and I would be devasted to lose one of them in an accident like that. I made a memory quilt for a lady whose son was graduating from high school. she brought me 2 rubbermaid containers full of clothes from the past 18 years. Some of the pieces I cut into 6 1/2" squares. I chose that size because some of it was baby clothes and that was the biggest square I could make. Some of the clothes needed interfacing added for stability and some was fine like it was. Sometimes I took smaller pieces - like a pocket from his overalls - and appliqued them to larger pieces - like a blanket square. I would be more than happy to discuss this with you if you aren't finished yet. (828) 321-2800.

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