Memory Quilt & T-Shirt Quilt Commissions

 

After a great deal of demand over the last couple of years, I've teamed up with my sister Glenis to be able to offer a t-shirt quilt and memory quilt commission service. 

What is a memory/t-shirt quilt?

A memory quilt is made from clothing or fabric that has special meaning and is designed to celebrate the life of a loved one or a special event.

 

Memory quilts can

 

  • Bring comfort to family when a loved one has passed away.

  • Be made to celebrate special milestone birthdays. 

  • Be made to celebrate all those wonderful baby clothes that you don't want to give away.

  • Be a celebration of sporting achievements.

  • Be a reminder of music concerts you've attended and collected t-shirts from!

  • Be used instead of a guest book at a wedding. Have your guests sign fabric to be turned into a quilt!

  • What about a baby shower quilt? What an amazing keepsake for the parents-to-be!

 

What is the process?

  • Make a time to bring in the clothing or fabric that you want made into a quilt. Please leave the clothing in one piece. Clothing can be posted or delivered to Reservoir, Melbourne or to Ballarat.

  • Discuss the different design options for the quilt. A simple geometric design with shirts sewn together in rows works well for clothing that is all similar in size and style. A collage style quilt, where the clothing is sewn together with no obvious pattern, works better to show off many different types of clothing, textures, fabrics and sizes.

  • Once a decision is made about design and finished size of the quilt a $200 non-refundable deposit will be required.

  • The clothing/fabric will be cut to the required size to make blocks.

  • The blocks will be sewn together, layered with wadding and backing fabric, professionally longarm quilted (sewing the three layers together) and bound to finish the raw edges.

You will leave a bag of clothes or fabric and receive back a wonderful new quilt which is usable and full of memories!

Memory quilts are all inclusive of -  

 

  •     Cutting out, ironing and interfacing all your clothing

  •     Designing the quilt

  •     Sewing the clothing/fabric together

  •     Layering with wadding and backing fabric

  •     Quilting on a longarm quilting machine with an edge to edge design of your choice

  •     Making binding and attaching around the outside to the front and back

  •     Cost of wadding, backing fabric and any other fabric needed to complete the quilt top

**Please ensure that all your clothing or fabric is clean and washed. We cannot always avoid stains or marks so if you don't want them in your quilt please ensure these items are not included or stains removed before dropping the fabrics to us.** 

How much does it cost?

The cost of the quilt is dependent on the finished size, however please find a guide below. Quilts can be made to any size providing there is enough clothing/fabric provided. These prices reflect a simple t-shirt quilt where a basic geometric design is used. The price will increase with the complexity of the design and the clothing or fabric provided. Remember, every memory quilt is special and unique and destined to become a treasured heirloom!

Lap Size (approx 60" x 60" /150 x 150cm) start from $650 for a simple design.

Single Size (approx 55" x 82" / 140 x 210cm) start from $800 for a simple design.

Double Size (approx 71" x 82" / 180 x 210cm) start from $1000 for a simple design.

Queen Size (approx 82" x 82" / 210 x 210cm) start from $1150 for a simple design.

 

Turnaround time is generally between 12-16 weeks.

Please get in touch if you would like to enquire about our memory quilt service!

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