Transform clothes that hold special memories for you into a beautiful keepsake Memorial Quilt, Memory Quilt, T-Shirt Quilt or Keepsake Cushion.
Clothing keepsakes can be wonderful memorials to a lost loved one, or cosy records of a special time in your life. Our small team take great pride in creating your keepsakes. Handing over your precious clothes, full of memories, to a quilter is a pretty big step of trust. We know there are no second chances with your treasured clothes, and we take the trust you place in us very seriously.
Maybe you’ve lost someone close to you, and sorting through their clothes is difficult. Many times when a loved one passes away, we are faced with the dilemma of what to do with their belongings, and in particular their clothing. Clothing can be a significant emotional trigger, and powerful reminder of those we have lost and events we have shared. A memorial quilt or keepsake cushion is a very special way to capture these memories. It’s a great privilege to be commissioned to make these keepsakes. They are very special projects, and beautiful memorials.
Maybe you have uniforms or t-shirts that hold lots of memories but are stored away as you no longer wear them. We just love to take those special items you’ve collected over the years – cub scout uniforms, band t-shirts, army clothing, the t-shirts you collected as you travelled, university sweatshirts and sportswear, fabrics you used at your wedding (or even your wedding dress) – and transform them into beautiful keepsakes.
If you have any questions or queries, then please do contact us. We can answer any questions you might have, and if you’d like to go ahead, work with you to make sure your quilt and/or cushion is exactly as you wish.
Your Memory Quilt will be made in a fresh modern style, using traditional quilting methods combined with a few special tricks for working with clothing.
Patchwork Castle quilts from adult clothes are available in seven different designs (find full details in our brochure).
From there, each quilt is individually created by one of our small and very talented team, using artfully arranged patchwork pieces hand-cut from your clothing. Motifs, button runs, pockets and other details selected from your clothes can be included in most designs. Any preferences or requests you might have about how different items of clothing are used are welcomed.
Most types of clothing and other keepsake fabrics can be used in your Memory Quilt. If you’d like advice about what design will work best for the clothes you have please just ask.
You can also choose to add photos to your quilt, as well as embroidered names or quotes.
Truly gorgeous, unique and beautiful. A very special keepsake preserving all the memories held in your or your loved one’s clothes.
If you’d like your quilt in a different size than those listed in the brochure, please contact us for a quote. Pricing varies between each design – full details can be found in our Adult Clothing Keepsakes Brochure.
Sizes, Pricing & Clothing Requirements
Lap – c. 100cm square – 8-12 items of clothing from £195
A small lap quilt, baby cot quilt/playmat and also suitable as a wall hanging
Large Lap – c. 100cm x 140cm –10-20 items of clothing from £275
A larger lap quilt, cot bed quilt or single bed topper
Large Square – c 140cm by 140cm –15-25 items of clothing from £395
MOST POPULAR ADULT CLOTHING OPTION An extremely versatile size suitable for use on different sized beds or as a generous lap quilt
Single – c 140cm x 200cm –20-30 items of clothing from £530
Suitable for covering a single bed with a short drop on each side, or width wise on a double or king (slightly wider than a standard single duvet cover)
Bedspread – c 160cm x 200cm –25-35 items of clothing from £600
Suitable for covering a single bed with a longer drop on each side, or as a bedspread across a double/king covering the area under the pillows with a small drop over each side of the bed.
Our Keepsake Cushions are extremely popular as both standalone orders and alongside a patchwork Memory Quilt. They are a great choice if you’d like to create keepsakes for several family members, where you only have a few items of clothing to use for your keepsake or as an economical alternative to a quilt.
Create a patchwork keepsake cushion using several items of clothing., or a simpler cushion using just one or or two items, like a shirt or sweater.
You can choose to add photos to your cushion, as well as embroidered names or quotes.
Cushions start from £45 for a small cushion made from one shirt, up to £105 for a larger patchwork cushion. Full details, with pricing for all the different options can be found in our brochure.
Examples Of Previous Quilt Commissions
Examples Of Previous Cushion Commissions
How To Order
Our turnaround times are shown at the bottom of the page. Please do let us know if you need your item for a specific date, or sooner than the date shown, as we can often help.
If you’d like to make a gift of a memory quilt or keepsake cushion, but don’t have access to the clothes, a gift certificate is a great option. Find out more here.
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