making a baby quilt out of vintage baby clothes

making a baby quilt out of vintage baby clothes

Baby clothes quilts are very popular. Many moms want to preserve those baby years by turning old clothes into quilts. Sometimes it’s a gift for the child. Other times, it’s a gift for the family. Almost every time, it’s a gift for the mom! Many moms...
A T Shirt Beach Blanket

A T Shirt Beach Blanket

My client asked for a t shirt quilt that could be used at the beach. Since I use a lot of minky and fleece for backings, I had to consider the options. I thought about sweatshirt fleece. I typically use the smooth side out when using this fabric, so it could work at...
Kentucky Derby Quilt

Kentucky Derby Quilt

I had the opportunity to create my first Kentucky Derby Quilt! It began with 20 t shirts. My client and I sent at least 40 emails back and forth and had several phone calls to hone in on the design. She originally wanted a piano key border like the ones I’ve...
Akron St. Vincent St. Mary T Shirt Quilt

Akron St. Vincent St. Mary T Shirt Quilt

I had the opportunity to work on a donation quilt for a fundraiser for Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary. The former headmaster (1998 – 2014) had quite a collection of t shirts. In particular, he was there when Le Bron James was a student! He had a lot of...
Memory Rag Quilt

Memory Rag Quilt

I recently had the opportunity to create my first rag quilt. The closest I had come to making one is this rag quilt made out of polar fleece. Prior to snipping Rag quilts are created by creating blocks of multiple layers. They are pretty forgiving, so a fun project to...
Recycled Bridesmaid’s Dress Baby Quilt

Recycled Bridesmaid’s Dress Baby Quilt

I love a challenge! My client sent me a bridesmaid’s dress that she wanted to use in a baby quilt for the bride. The fabric is somewhat delicate, so I cut squares of two layers: the top and the lining. I included some plain pieces as well as the lace. I took the...