Cot Size: approx
30 inches x 40 Inches
(76cm x 101cm)
Uses 35 single 6 x 6 squares
Number of items required:
Baby items: 15-20 items
Adult Clothes: 5-10 items
As a Guide:
I get approximately 2 squares from any vests, t-shirts, trousers & newborn babygros,
3 squares from 0-3m and 3-6m babygros.
Then usually 3-4 squares from items in sizes above 9-12m.
This is a rough guide as the size of the logo/image on the item can dictate how many squares I can cut out of the garment.
I aim to get 6-8 squares from an adult size item but often I can get upto 10 squares from larger size items of clothing.
How the process works:
Sort through the items you have, remember the bigger the image or logo on the items, the more of the design might get cut off. Using smaller images and logos are recommended.
Once purchased I will email you to confirm the address to send the items to. It’s recommended to send them by recorded delivery and I’ll confirm once they are received. Please add you name or order number on the outside of the package so I can link it to your order. I don’t open the parcel until I am ready to make your order.
Because the items are loving created by myself it will take on average 3-4 weeks or upto 6 weeks at busy times, any issues with this timescale would be advised at time of ordering.
If you have specific requirements on how or where you want an item to be used, let me know either as a note in the parcel or in an email after ordering.
Once complete I will send you pictures of your keepsake. It will then be posted back to you by recorded delivery and you’ll be given an idea of when you’ll expect your keepsake to arrive.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the process or special requirements.
If you do have a deadline of when you would need to receive the keepsake by, check first to avoid disappointment. Every effort will be made to make sure you receive it in time.
Material/items that can be used:
- dressing gowns
- suit jackets
- waterproof material
- mens shirts
- sports tops,
- music band t-shirts
- work/school uniform
- thin leather
- and more
Socks, hats, mittens and other small items can be included but do not count these in the number of items to send.
In recent years keepsakes made from clothing have become increasingly popular in the UK. It can be very difficult to find a keepsake maker that you can completely trust with your precious and irreplaceable clothes to make a memory blanket especially for you.
Our Memory Blankets are made using the most cherished clothing of your loved ones. Whether that is baby clothes or adult clothes I have worked with them all. Memory blankets are a great way to remember your child’s first years or to remember a loved one that has sadly passed. They make equally great keepsakes to treasure as an adult, using band, sports and memorable t shirts.
With a passion for making patchwork quilt and history and making these keepsakes, I have gained many skills at piecing together special keepsakes. These skills ensure your keepsake is produced to a very high quality and result in a durable and long lasting memory blanket for you and your family to enjoy.
They can be made from a variety of fabrics and can come in a range of different sizes. You get to choose the backing and edging fabric as you wish or leave it upto me to choose from a couple of options, once the top part has been pieced together. Embroidery, such as a name, date of birth or a message to add a special touch and is included in the price. The patch, on the back of the blanket, is completely optional but there is you would like something added. All quilts have 100% cotton wadding as the middle layer. Making it not too thick to use in summer but warm enough to be used in winter.
The clothes you have kept hold such special memories for you that it can be really hard to part with them. Every care is taken with your items throughout the whole keepsake making process.
You really don’t want to keep those clothes boxed away in the loft, or give your loved one’s favourite shirts to charity. So a keepsake like a blanket is a lovely way to parcel the items up together and still get to keep them.
A keepsake blanket is guaranteed to give you many years of enjoyment and can be passed on as an heirloom to future generations.
All images on clothing is cut out first then plain squares from the back/arms are used. If there any and special requirements on what you DO or DO NOT want me to use then put a note in the parcel when you send it.
Please do tell me in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell me if you want all squares to be the same size and I’ll do my best to accommodate that. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.
I keep remnants of fabric Until your item is dispatched, if you require any useable sizes pieces sent back then let me know. Any full items not used will automatically be sent back with the item unless you tell me not to.