Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Questions on Making Memory Quilt

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Tallmadge, OH
    Posts
    5,055
    When my precious niece passed away last January, I told her daughter (12 years old) I would make a memory quilt for her, if she'd like. My daughter and she were going to go through her quilts and decide which shirts they would like in them. My niece and my daughter were very close. On the night they were going through her clothes, I had a conflict and couldn't go. I told my daughter to pick out cotton fabrics. Well, she did - but most were cotton knit. These were the prints my great niece wanted. I would like to know, if I put an iron-on interfacing on the back, would I still be able to use them. They gave the remainder of her clothes to Good Will. If so, what would be a good pattern to use? Thank you.

  2. #2
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    11,159
    Blog Entries
    2
    Yes, you can treat them the same way you would T-Shirts for a T-Shirt quilt. Use a light weight iron on non woven or mesh (tricot) where the knit of the interfacing is at right angles to the knit of the top.
    You can also add a coordinating fabric. No problem mixing the knit with the quilting cotton. I wouldn't use a really detailed pattern, maybe square in a square, boxed square, pinwheel etc.
    So sorry for your loss.

  3. #3
    Super Member Glassquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Northeast IL
    Posts
    2,064
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes, you can put an iron-on interfacing on the block. I did that with SIL's knit shirts. I do NOT recommend pin wheels. The intersection of 8 seams made from knit fabric is difficult.

  4. #4
    Senior Member echoemb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Arvada, CO
    Posts
    463
    I'm taking a a t-shirt quilt class at Quilt University and the teacher suggested using a stablizer called French Fuse. It is very lightweight works with knits. Hope that helps alittle bit on getting this project started. Good luck and sorry about the loss of your niece.

  5. #5
    Super Member maine ladybug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,001
    I'm in the same process right now for a 4 year old who lost her mom. The mother's clothes ( since she was only in her 20's ) are mostly cotton knits. I am treating them just like I do T-shirt quilts and using a very light weight iron on interfacing. Once that is on, you can cut them up and use them any way you wish. Or you can keep the whole and use them that way. When it comes to putting them together I often use cotton sashing and cornerstones. I use a cotton backing with Warn and Natural batting. I quilt them just as any other quilt on my home machine. Hope this helps you and good luck with this project. I'm sure the quilt will be well loved by the little girl.

  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    10,706
    Blog Entries
    36
    I agree. Using the interfacing like you would with tshirts quilts. My grandma's clothes were all non-cotton too and it came out great.

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Tallmadge, OH
    Posts
    5,055
    Thank you. She was 41 and had had breast cancer for about 9 years. She was our Godchild.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Tallmadge, OH
    Posts
    5,055
    Thanks, everyone, for the great advice.

  9. #9
    Super Member callie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    In the Panhandle of Texas
    Posts
    1,091
    Iron on (with ironing cloth) tricot lining in the opposite direction of your stretch. My girlfriend sent me her mother's clothes (after her death) and wanted a quilt. I used the clothes and stabilized them this way to make the dresses and bonnets - loved the quilt. She feels like she is wrapped with her mother's love.

    sunbonnet sue w stretch material
    Name:  Attachment-262558.jpe
Views: 77
Size:  119.2 KB

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.