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Personalise Your Memory Quilt or Keepsake Cushion with a Name Applique

One of the unique features of our personalised keepsake cushions and baby clothes memory quilts are our gorgeous name appliques.

Detail of name applique on a boy's baby clothes keepsake memory quilt

Our letter designs are drawn freehand. To create each name we select pieces of clothing that catch our eye and carefully hand cut the lettering. A contrasting backing fabric is also selected that will make the colours ‘pop’ once the name is appliqued to the quilt or cushion.

Girl's name applique on a personalised keepsake baby clothes memory quilt

We bond the letters to the quilt top or cushion using the magical Bondaweb, and use a raw edged applique technique to secure them. The top stitching can add another element depending on the colour of the thread.

Larger section of baby clothes keepsake patchwork memory quilt

For our Keepsake Personalised Patchwork Cushion, we use a different fabric for each letter, with the same backing fabric to tie it all together.

Keepsake Personalised Patchwork Cushion

Choosing which fabric to use for each letter is sometimes the most fun!

boy's-name-applique-personalised-keepsake-baby-clothes-cushionThe personalised cushions also open up the possibility of using buttons for elements of the lettering.

Personalised children's cushion showing applique and button detail

Button detail on personalised keepsake cushion from baby clothes

We love making these appliques – they take some time to get right but add a really special finish to remind you of the little person who wore all those cute clothes!

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