Memory Quilts

Anyone who has made a memory quilt and has advice to share or anyone thinking of making a memory quilt and is looking for advice.

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Memory Quilts

Started by Judy in lower Eastern Michigan. Last reply by Deborah Craig Apr 4, 2012. 1 Reply

I have made four memory quilts and each one was done differently and with each one I learned a few things, mostly what not to do on the next one. Two were pieced and two were appliqued but all were…Continue

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Comment by Lana Laqua on June 22, 2011 at 12:05am

That quilt is so touching.  I did buy printable fabric sheets, Printed Treasures I think the brand is.  haven't read the directions for washing, should have before I bought them.  I was taking the word of the salesgirl.  will do a test run and see how it washes before i commit to using them.


Comment by Suzanne Montgomery on June 21, 2011 at 9:09pm
I used Colorfast Fabric sheets for inkjet printers by June Tailor, Inc.  The photos were printed using an Epson Stylus NX215 Color printer.  The photos are washable to some degree as long as you "set" them but are never supposed to use detergent.  The directions say to use liquid fabric softener if the item is soiled.
Comment by Suzanne Montgomery on June 21, 2011 at 9:06pm

I made a memory quilt for the family of an 11yo boy who died in May.  I used flannel, photo fabric and a lightweight batting and made a rag quilt.  The flannel choices were based on the boy's interests and activities, not necessarily their go-togetherness.  I used flannel AND batting because I wanted the quilt to remind the family of the softness, warmth and weight of their son's hugs.

Comment by Lana Laqua on June 15, 2011 at 10:44am
I am currently considering making a Memory quilt I have made one before, I took the fabric and pictures to a printing place and had them printed with an iron on transfer.  This is a display only quilt I am nervous to wash it since I am not wanting to cause wear and tear to the pictures.  so for this new quilt it is intended to be a camping quilt and i will want to be able to wash it.  I haven't had much luck with my printer and getting it to make non runny labels etc.. I use an HP Photosmart all in one printer.  So anyone out there with advice, success, horror stories. Let's talk.

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