Memory Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? How well it all came together after many attempts at a layout to get all the different lengths of squares to come together perfectly! And the look on his face when they picked it up! I am also very proud of the squares I created, using smaller logos, and even a section of one jersey that was autographed. The Center CCI square is made up of his high school graduation shirt, as well as logos from his father being in the RCMP.. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Stabilize all shirts! It is time consuming, but well worth it in the end. Take your time with planning and cutting, and don't stretch the 'fabric' when piecing.

What you will need

  • Years worth of Hockey jerseys
  • and Baseball tee shirts

Q&A with hobbyhorse

Blackhawk Fan asked:
I love this quilt....what did you use to "stabilize" the shirts?
hobbyhorse answered:
Not sure what it is called, but my local quilt shop carries a special knit iron-on interfacing specifically for tee shirt quilts. It also comes in white or black, so it was good for all the shirts. Much nicer feel than a non-woven would have produced.
Imahoot asked:
The quilting is wonderful....did you do this on a longarm? I like the way you made the lengths of the shirts different! Very nice gift!!!
hobbyhorse answered:
The lady who quilted my Ribbon of Hope quilt did this for me on her long arm machine. I have told my three sons that I want one of them for Christmas some day, but .... I deliberately made the squares all the same width, but not necessarily the same length. I wanted a scrappier, but organized look to the quilt. The fun part was fiddling around till each row was the same length, which I did by shortening some of the squares if I had to. Glad you like it.
Grandmommie asked:
Great quilt ! I am going to make my granddaughter out of her softball jerseys.I may need help !
hobbyhorse answered:
I'll help if I can, it's not too difficult, just make sure to iron stabilizer on wrinkle free...