Heirloom Quilt - made to order
A selection of your fabrics lovingly remade into a keepsake quilt - choose outgrown baby clothing or other favourite fabrics ready for a revamp. A great heirloom piece to remind you of your little ones arrival and to pass down through the generations.
These beautiful quilts are carefully made from a selection of your own child's outgrown clothing. They are a great way to celebrate a first birthday or christening.
We use a contemporary, stripe design that works well with clothing made up of bigger motifs and prints, mixed with plain fabrics. We can incorporate pretty trims such as buttons and pockets to give your finished quilt lots of bespoke character.
Due to the traditional way this piece is made - layering fabric and wadding, then topstitching to quilt the piece - this is a heavier weight style best for topping a bed or as a cosy throw.
We need around 18-20 items of baby clothing (size 6 months) to make this style. We then layer the quilt with 100% cotton wadding. It's breathable, which means its nice and warm in the winter but cool in the summer.
We use a heavy organic cotton jersey backing in a grey marl colour, and bind the edges with a mix of spots, stripes and plain fabrics that we choose to complement your clothing. The piece is quilted in lines, with the topstitching in a neutral colour to go with your clothing.
The quilt measures approximately 90 x 130 cms.
As this style is made from your clothing, which has already been worn and washed, some areas of the finished quilt will look more aged than others. This is what makes these pieces so special and captures the story of your little one. It also means it will not look exactly like the photos on this site.
Due to the mix of different fabrics in this style we recommend that you hand wash and dry flat naturally. After the first wash the quilt will shrink slightly - this is part of the quilting process and will give your item a more crinkled, authentic appearance.
You send the clothes to us - we carefully make the quilt - we send the finished quilt back to you. Simple. It takes 6-8 weeks from receipt of your clothing/fabrics.
We use Royal Mail's Special Delivery service and the delivery price is included in the cost of your quilt when shipping to mainland UK.