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I was given baby clothes to make my great grandchildren each a Memory Quilt.


Material

  • 1 Cotton single bed sheet
  • 1 Flannelette sheet
  • Thread, scissors and pins
  • As much as required Fabric cut to size from clothing to create patches
  • As much as required Cotton strips cut to separate the rows of patches

Method

  1. Cut the flannelette sheet so it is five centimeters less at each edge than the cotton sheet. Pin and sew into place with a two centimeter seam.
  2. Cut strips of fabric the length of the flannelette sheet.
    Sew the cut fabric patches taken from the clothing into lengths of the flannelette sheet. Sew the strips to the strips of patches.
  3. Pin the assembled pieces together and stitch to the cotton sheet.
  4. Fold the remaining excess of the cotton sheet over to form a binding hem around the edge of the patch side of the quilt. Pin and stitch into place.

Notes... I needed to separate the patches and add strips of cotton in between each row of patches because the baby clothes were of several types of fabrics. Some stretch knit and I needed to keep the patches straight and even. This was a great way to recycle baby clothes and become a family heirloom.



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  • Tene
    • 02 Oct 2014
      1:52 am

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  • I can understand the sentimental value behind having one of these quilts. I’m not crafty enough to even attempt it.

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  • Not sure I would be keen to chop up my kids baby clothes to make a quilt :( I much prefer to save them and pass them on yo their kids

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  • I wish I was arty enough to make a quilt out of my kids baby clothes.

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  • I really love this! Thank you so much for sharing this one.

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  • what a great idea, thanks for sharing

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  • So lovely. My mum makes these with the kids grown out baby clothes

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  • I wish I were the kind of person who made things like this. So beautiful.

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  • Keeping all the special clothes in one quilt gives it that extra special touch

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  • That is a great way to keep the memories close

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  • A fantastic idea and memorable keepsake

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  • My mum has asked for any baby clothes I have to make quilted blankets. I will share this with her.
    Thanks

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  • This is beautiful, I would love to do this with my kiddos clothes, I can’t bring myself to get rid of them.

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  • I think that this is a pretty great idea! Especially to give as a gift!

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  • What a lovely family heirloom!

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  • Just noticed it was for your Great Grandchildren. Wow what a cherished keepsake they will have.

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