Flannel Shirt Memory Quilt

My husband and I lived on a farm and through the years he wore and wore out many flannel shirts. I saved them all and finally made a crazy quilt from the best parts of them, including some pockets and buttons. Now that he is gone I have a warm reminder of him and the years we had.


By Joyce

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By bekkicat (Guest Post)
August 18, 20050 found this helpful

My heart goes out with you, Joyce. How soothing to be able to wrap yourself in your loved one's worn-in flannel. When I went to high school, it was always an intimate sign whenever your boyfriend let you wear (of course he never got it back) his old flannel shirt! With all of the flannel shirts you had to make your quilt , you must sleep so peacefully. The older I get, the more associations I have with clothing and those times I loved, way back then. I know it sounds weird, but I want to do a quilt made of all my R&R concert T-shirts-- '89 Stones, '84 Bowie, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Sex Pistols, etc, etc.


I would like to find a pattern that could have a mixture of odd-sized squares for the T-shirt logos and compensate with smaller rectangle-like squares from clothing I probably wore to any of the concerts. I have never made a quilt but am skilled in sewing, so any tips for making a quality, yet frugal, quilt would be loved also! Any ideas or where to look for ideas?

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By Jillian (Guest Post)
August 15, 20060 found this helpful

I am looking to do the same thing with my grandpa's old western shirts.
Any suggestions? Feel free to email me directly at jillian_becker AT Any feedback is greatly appreciated!!


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January 9, 20120 found this helpful

Joyce: Your quilt was such a good idea! I know you'll be wrapped in warm memories of your husband.

bekkicat: has several good ideas for tshirt quilts.

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