1. Another Style of Quilt from Baby Clothes

    My customers sometimes bring inspiration and new ideas. I had never thought to "frame" baby clothes squares like my Framed T-Shirt Quilts, but a customer came to me asking me to do just that. By "frames", I mean that I put a narrow one-inch border around each square before adding the sashing that separates the squares. And I would have never thought of putting black fabric with baby clothes, but m…Read More

  2. Quilts for a Special Purpose

    I might have mentioned in a previous blog that I had been working on some of my own quilts after the graduation t-shirt quilt rush had passed. Actually, that wasn't quite true. I have a niece who is living in a long-term rehab facility with about a dozen other women. My mother pieced a quilt and I quilted it on my longarm quilting machine and we sent it to her. The other women "oohed and aahed" ov…Read More

  3. How to Choose T-Shirts for your Quilt

    Many of my customers have so many t-shirts that they have a hard time narrowing them down to a reasonable number to put in a quilt. Some of them show up for appointments with bags and bags and want me to help choose. Although I can help you choose, I really don't know what is most important to you or the person for whom you are having the quilt made.  Here are a few ideas to help you narrow your …Read More

  4. Piecing Quilts is My Passion

    In an earlier post, I talked about a quilt retreat with my quilt bee at Quilter's Cabin and posted pictures of the six of us at work piecing quilts.  When I'm not piecing T-shirt quilts, I like to piece quilts for myself or just for the sheer pleasure of using a new fabric or pattern.  My friends always tease me about how many quilt tops I piece at retreat, but sometimes that is the only time I …Read More

  5. Quilts Made from Baby Clothes

    Did your babies grow much too quickly?  Mine sure did.  My "baby" is now 42 years old.  And my youngest grandchild will be ten years old this year and I'm wondering where the time went. Babies grow out of those tiny  onesies and cute little outfits before they hardly have a chance to wear them.  Many mothers can not stand to part with their little ones' baby clothes that they grew out of much…Read More