This is a custom memory quilt that I made for a family using lots of recycled clothing and very sentimental fabrics. As you can see in this pic, a lot of the clothing was vintage, belonging to a couple generations...
There were pieces of clothing as well as bits of fabrics from old sofas, curtains and handmade items that were of sentimental value to the family...
I had to first interface the clothing that was knit or too weak to withstand quilting. There were also some old fashioned swimming bloomers (lined with a waterproof plastic) that I had to attach some non woven interfacing to.
I then started to cut the pieces into strips and proceeded to sew!
I then finished the quilt with a double heart pantograph, of their choosing.
The border was done with clothing from their young grand daughter,
who had passed away the previous year.
On the back of the quilt I used some of their old t shirts that I wanted to keep whole instead of cutting them up into small strips.
I think this quilt came out beautifully and the family was so happy with it when I was done. :)