Memory Quilt, Custom Memory Quilt, Memory Blanket, T shirt Quilt, Keepsake Quilt,Graduation Gift, Birthday Gifts, Personal Quilt, OOAK Quilt


Shipping to United States: $35.00

One way to help remember good times, favorite memories, or things you have done is to get a memory quilt from all those t-shirts,or other items that have been collected over the years. A memory quilt, or memory blanket is one way to always remember the fun times, the times gone by, or a personal quilt to help you remember a loved one. These quilts are made out of clothing that was worn on special occasions, or shirts from places you have been. It can also be made out of clothes from a loved one that has passed on, or just your outgrown clothing that you still consider your favorite item. You can have a t shirt quilt, made of different shirts that your loved one wore, including dress shirts, t shirts, or favorite jerseys. There is also a quilt I made of vintage tea towels that came from my grandmother, so it doesn't have to be shirts or clothes. The time it takes to make, depends on the items sent to be cut and sewn. Each quilt will have its own personality and no 2 quilts are alike. Your finished T shirt quilt, memory quilt, keepsake quilt, or memory blanket, will then be ready for a graduation gift, birthday gift, wedding gift, or a keepsake and remembrance of a loved one lost. These are all OOAK quilts that are customized and personalized just for the recipient. The price quoted is an average price per quilt. Your particular one may be more or less, depending on customization!

The photos shown are actual quilts that have been made. They are meant to show the many variations that can be done, and the complete custom creation of each quilt.

Average number of shirts for each size:
Throw - around 15 to 20 shirts
Twin - around 30 shirts
Twin XL (extra long) - around 35 shirts
Full/Queen - around 40 shirts
King - around 50 shirts

***Please note the numbers are the maximum shirts that could be used. If you want to send less shirts, but want the larger sizes, that can be done. There are various creative ways to increase sizes on Memory quilts,

** The number of shirts is based off an average shirt size and graphic. If you shirts have larger graphics, then the number would go down. Likewise if they are smaller shirts, then that number would go up.

** If you want front and back of the shirts, and both sides have full graphics - then count that as 2 shirts. If one side is just like a pocket logo, or that size, then that does not count as a shirt

Special Notes:

**The minky back is not available on the King size quilts.

****If you send more shirts than needed for your size, then, depending on how many more there might be a need to move up to the next size quilt. You would be asked to pay the difference in sizes, or choose some shirts that could be left off. Each situation is unique and different, so please don't hesitate to ask if there is a question. and If you have a question on the number of shirts sent, please message me so we can discuss your particular situation.

**Each quilt is custom and unique to the materials sent. The sizes are for general reference only and are not meant to be indicative of the finished size of your particular quilt. If you have any questions, please just ask and we can work out your unique quilt, with the options you want.

If you are unsure of a certain aspect of your quilt, the size, the color, what shirts, or anything else, there is a deposit only option on this listing. If you buy the deposit only option, The balance left won't be owed until the quilt is ready to ship. At that point I will create a custom listing for you with the price of your quilt minus your deposit.

The way it works is you send me the items that you want the quilt made out of. I will take those items and up-cycle them to create the quilt you want. I color coordinate the sashings, backgrounds, and borders with the colors or theme of the items sent, or if there is a favorite color then I go with that. You get a choice on the backing of soft minky, or a cotton print or solid, in your chosen color. I then create the quilt and send the finished product back to you. If you send items that I do not use, then I will return those items to you as well.

Each quilt is different in size. These are custom, so the number of items are different, as well as the size of the borders, and if sashing was used. They can be as small as a lap blanket and as big as a King size quilt. The prices shown includes all materials, including backing. These prices will be adjusted to fit your particular need, if you want them to be bigger, or smaller than what is shown.

Just message me with any questions and let me help you you create that perfect gift for your loved ones.

If you would like to continue to shop for more potential memory quilts and up-cycled quilts, including twin sized quilts, oversized quilts, or memory blankets, you may return to the SewWhatMindyKay shop home by clicking the following link:


All items must be paid in full before shipping. Custom order items, with a new fabric purchase, requires payment in full before I start making it. Custom orders cannot be cancelled after 24 hours of placing order.

Shipping from United States

All shipping will be a flat rate cost, except for quilts. If the actual cost to ship is less by over a dollar, then the difference will be refunded to you. All quilts shipped will be charged shipping based on size and weight, and the cost of insurance. Again if the actual cost to ship is less by over a dollar, then the difference will be refunded to you. Customers are responsible for any and all customs, import fees, duties and other fees that might be charged on their end of shipping.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

If you are not satisfied with what you got, or think it isn't what you thought it was then let me know. I will work with you to obtain the best possible ending result. All returns must be approved and can only be done if there is a defect in the item. Contact must be made within 36 hours of receiving the item and if return is approved then it must be in the same condition as sent. Custom orders cannot be returned or refunded. Refunds will only be done in case of a defect and will be the price paid for the item, minus shipping, or if there was a custom fabric order, it will be 50% of the purchase price minus shipping.
If you are dissatisfied, then please contact me so we can work together to solve the issue. Sale items cannot be refunded or returned.


If you want more of an item than whats available, just message me and I will let you know if I can make the extra items, based on fabric availability. If you see an item in my shop made with a certain fabric and would like something different made with it, then just message me. I am willing to create anything within my capabilities. Depending on your request I can have most items made within a few days and shipped. Those items that take longer I will make sure you have the time frame that it will take to complete.

I make everything from my home in Fort Worth. If you wish to email me with any questions or requests then my email address is


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