Quilting and patchwork have been traditional ways to recycle old garments for hundreds of years. Now it’s become a lovely way to preserve happy memories or the memories of those loved ones that have passed. They can be made to remember the person who wore the clothing or made to wrap up in the memory of someone you’ve lost and want to feel close to. We can turn grandma or grandpa’s old shirts into blankets or quilts for a family to share, hug and cuddle in and remember them by.
At graduation time, memory quilts are very popular. Taking band uniforms or old t-shirts, can be a wonderful gift to give your high school graduate, to take to college, as a warm memory of their years in school. Having baby blankets made from a loved one’s clothing can be a very special shower gift, and way to include those wonderful memories with the coming of a new generation. Baby blankets can be made from wedding dresses that can also make for a special baby shower gift.