Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I need some help on a quilt idea. My Grandfather passed away about six months ago at the young age of 96. I told my Grandmother I would make her a quilt out of a few pieces of his clothes if she would give them to me. A few weeks later, I was given a bag with possibly his entire wardrobe in it.
I have no idea where to start, and I am starting to think I can handle looking at his clothes which I haven't done yet. They are still in the bag. What are some good ideas for a pattern I could use?
You have probably finished the quilt by now, but if you haven't, the easiest quilt I've ever done is a rag quilt. You can't make a mistake, you can add other fabrics to the clothes you have and then choose 2 flannel cuts for the middle and back of the quilt. I think it's a very nice thing to do. You are brave, not to sure I could pull it off.
How about a memory quilt with added pictures of him through the years. I made one and it turned out great.
Hi, I made a "crazy quilt" for a friend of mine out of her mothers clothing. She gave me two bags of clothes, I then took the sweatshirts and cut out the designs and used that as the center of the crazy block then just added pieces of the other clothing around and around until the block was as big as I wanted it. I then used the fun stiches on my sewing machine. I saved one of her dresses to use as sashing inbetween the blocks, my friend loved it and it was easy and free form to do. Hope that helps.some
I have recently finished making a quilt from shirts and blue jeans .I really like the way it cam out
Here is a picture of it on my blog