By: Jacqueline Rupp
Age: Elementary+ (9-12) Teenagers (13+) Parents
Another way to reuse outgrown clothing is to create a wonderful memory quilt from the fabric. For this project you should use a full sampling of outfits from everyday onesies to fancy dresses, making sure all the pieces will be comfortable to sleep with if the quilt will be used in bed.
What you'll need:
- Old baby clothes or blankets
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Fleece (or other backing fabric)
How to make it:
- Cut the selected outfits into squares that are all the same size (example: four-by-four inches).
- Cut out extra for fabrics that need to be reinforced with a backing.
- Fold under a small border and stitch these pieces to the backing squares.
- Measure, adding extra for borders, how much fabric you will need for the desired size.
- Next, sew all the squares together.
- Add a backing of fleece or some other fabric.
- You can either use the quilt as a duvet and stuff a comforter inside or just sew the backing completely onto the quilt.