Memory Quilt

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Create a family heirloom from your clothes, blankets and other materials with special memories.



Do you dream about leaving a high quality, highly personal, family heirloom?  Have you got a drawer or cupboard full of clothes with special memories?  Perhaps from when your child was young, a special holiday, or your wedding?  Why not let me make them into a quilt so that you can enjoy those memories everyday, and create a family heirloom for generations to come?

Photo and memories panel
Patch Memory Quilts include an A4 photo panel with up to 10 photos, family names, memories, or a poem or verse. Further photo or memory panels can be added at £10 per panel (A4 size).
Backing, filling and finishing your memory quilt

Depending on the material you use on the front of your quilt, it can be finished in one of two ways:

  1. Traditional patchwork quilts – created from cotton fabrics. The patchwork is layered with soft, snuggly, premium cotton wadding (filling) and backed with a 100% pure cotton backing – we will discuss colours and patterns when looking at the clothes. I complete your quilt with machine quilting to enhance the patchwork, and hold the layers securely together. The quilt is then finished with a secure machine stitched binding.
  2. Modern patchwork quilts – created from fleece or other fabrics (see pictures).  The patchwork is backed with fleece in your choice of colour and pattern.  Your quilt is then finished with a sewn edge and quilted with machine quilting (sewing between each patch) to enhance the patchwork and hold the back and front securely together.

If you have any questions, or want to discuss adding something different to your quilt, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

5 hints and tips for planning your quilt

When you are ready to start planning your quilt, please take a look at my blog to find out some hints and tips learned from one client’s quilt journey – Catherine’s Quilt Conundrum.



Additional information

Dimensions N/A

Lap/cot quilt, 100x100cm, Large lap/Single bed, 100x140cm, Double bed, 140x160cm

4 reviews for Memory Quilt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    When I spoke to Rachel about making me a memory quilt I had two thoughts in mind. One: to create a snuggle blanket for all the family to use that would remind us of some lovely family memories. two: to create more space in my airing cupboard which was lied high with old baby blankets, clothing from the kids babyhood, old dressing gowns. etc. Rachel has done this and oh so much more.

    Showing her the fabrics and items became a special conversation and quite emotional as I shared with her why this dressing gown of my husband’s meant so much, why that blanket was more than a blanket for my son, how my eldest son and i chose the baby blanket for my youngest son before he was even born. Rachel was a good listener, asked good questions, and took it all in. I knew when she left that she could be trusted to take good care of my memories. That initial consultation was so important.

    And then the finished product was even better than my hopes. A beautiful, creative blanket which looked good, felt good and made me feel good!

    Perhaps this is where the recommendation should end but there is a twist. Initially my youngest son was upset his baby blanket had been reused and my eldest son who hadn’t touched or even looked his childhood blanket was also ‘miffed’. Oh dear, what had I done? Rachel showed great concern and I know she has written a super blog all about it! This wasn’t her problem and it was up to me to resolve the situation with my sons.

    But Rachel did care. Some weeks later she turned up on the doorstep with a cushion especially made for my youngest son from the remains of his baby blanket. A wonderful card hoping that he would enjoy his precious blanket in a new way brought tears of joy and the hugest smile.

    Last night my eldest son ( a teenager) was found under the quilt watching TV while upstairs my youngest son ( age 7) was to be found cuddling up to his new cushion. All in all a success i would say!

    And all those items which before were clogging up the airing cupboard are now enjoying a new lease of life and creating new memories.

    Rachel is a joy to work with and her attention to detail and care for her products and her customers is second to none. Thank you Rachel

    • patch0513

      Thank you Catherine for such a comprehensive review of your experience, and I’m so pleased that your boys have now come to love their quilt and cushion – happy memories all round!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a wonderful quilt for my son ( living in LA) who will always be close to home by reflecting on the memories that you helped me put together for him. With some photographs and lots of poignant moments in his life so beautifully put together – there is always something interesting to look at. I love the design and the fact that you really thought about giving it a young man’s take. I can’t wait to see his reaction when he receives it but I am sure he will be delighted. Thank you so much! Susan.

    • patch0513

      Thank you Susan, I’m pleased that you are so happy with your quilt, and hope that your son is equally as happy when you see him.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel Brooks

    I approached Rachel to help create a quilt from the old clothes from my two boys. Clothes that had been sat in the attic for years and were more than likely going to stay there!! Rachel utilised every item I gave her, keeping shapes, buttons and features of garments that I had a strong attachment to. The finished article is stunning! I now have the quilt in the boys crash pad and on cooler nights my youngest wraps himself up in it. He finds it fascinating that he used to fit into clothes that small! I love having the quilt out as it reminds me that they were small once! Thank you very much for creating such a unique piece that represents the early years of my two boys. Rachel B

    • patch0513

      Rachel, thank you so much for sharing how you are using your memory quilt. Also, what it means to you and your boys to have their tiny clothes, and the memories captured in them, back in your everyday lives. Rachel

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I met Rachel at a networking event and was impressed with the beautiful quilt she displayed. I absolutely love sewing but never have the time to do anything myself and when I saw Rachel’s quilt I was struck by the colours/design, the perfection and attention to detail. I had a bag in the loft of all the little dresses for my little girl when she was tiny, and what I loved about the dresses was the fabric and colours. I could never sell them or take them to charity although I do this all the time with most things!! I had not idea what I would do with them until I saw Rachel’s quilt, and then I knew. It took a while to decided on size and what exactly I wanted as my daughter’s room is very contemporary and I wasn’t sure a quilt would go, but Rachel worked with me and sent photo ideas, and I have to say that I am absolutely delighted with the end product. My daughter Emmie, who is 8, totally loves it and we gave it to her as part of her birthday presents to make it feel very special. It is a keep sake for her to have in her bedroom and gives us all lovely memories. I incorporated Emmie’s dresses from her Grandma, Sister and my Sister-in-law so everyone has seen it and admired it. I would not hesitate to work with Rachel again and I wish I had her patience and skill to produce such beautiful work.

    • patch0513


      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, and thank you also for giving me the opportunity to make Emmie’s lovely quilt.


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