What is a Memory Quilt?

Memory quilts are a collection of clothing items stitched together to celebrate family memories, a life, special events, gatherings to cherish

With patchwork memory quilts created for your loved ones that are no longer with us or if you are getting a memory quilt from clothes that have a very special meaning we will sit with you and discuss what exactly you would like in your custom-made patchwork memory quilts that will take you down memory lane. Pieces of shirt, dress pants, your favourite sports jersey whatever it may be, pictures that tell stories, and feelings that were once shared all get connected through threads of affection, which sewn together leave the most impeccable effect on life.

It just calls to hold on tight for a while and let the blissful memories begin for you.

Memorial quilts are quilts made in remembrance of a loved one. These quilts often incorporate a wide variety of different types of clothing and fabrics.  They often incorporate not only shirts but clothing items from the person’s life such as wedding dresses, hats, dress shirts, jeans, gowns, ties, pj’s, skirts.  The only fabric that does not work well is a very loose knit.

Clothes are gathered over the years of a person’s life and the events and milestones that occurred.

Also called a bereavement quilts or commemorative quilt, memorial quilts many times include other quilt decorations like photos, quotes, song lyrics or sayings of the person to make it even more personable. These quilts are a great way to preserve those special times and look back and reflect on those cherished moments of a caring person captured in a beautiful family quilt as a keepsake that will last for generations.

How Many Clothing Items Are Needed For a Memorial Quilt?

The number of clothing items needed depends on the type and size of memorial quilt you order.

This is just a guide on how many clothing items you need for various quilt sizes.  Any items that are not used are returned to the customer.

Baby Quilt: 36″ x 44″ = 10 pieces of clothing

Lap Quillt: 40″ x 52″ = 10-15 pieces of clothing

Sofa Quilt: 52″ x 66″  = 20-25 pieces of clothing

Double Bed Quilt: 60″ x 80″ = 30-40 pieces of clothing

King Size Bed Quilt: 85″ x 95″

How Much Does a Memorial Quilt Cost?

Click here to see my price list for all keepsakes Pricelist – Memories Forever by Avril

How To Order A Memorial Quilt

  1. Select your Quilt Size

    Choose the size of quilt you want from the price list link above or give me a call at 083 1711622 to order. Give any additional information or comments on the part(s) of your t-shirts you would like highlighted in the quilt.

  2. Receive Your Shipping Instructions

    When the order is placed you will receive a follow-up email/message that tells where you need to send your clothing.

  3. Box Up Your Washed Clothing Items.

    In your box include your clothing items and any additional information such as special items you specifically want in your quilt, any inscription’s you want on your quilt

  4. We do all the work so no need to cut or trim your shirts beforehand.
  5. Ship Out Your Box to Avril @ Memories Forever By Avril

    Little Haven, Fanningstown, Crecora, Co. Limerick V94DTE5

  6. Your Quilt is Created

    When I receive your package I will message you to let you know and when I am ready to start your order I will get in touch with you regarding deposit. We will then begin laying out and designing your unique keepsake. If I have any questions I will get in contact to discuss.

    The typical turnaround time for a Memory quilt is 6 – 8 weeks from the time the box of clothes is received. If you have a special request or additional questions make sure to Contact me by email at info@memoriesforeverbyavril.ie or whatsApp or give me a call on 083 1711622.

  7. We will reach out when your entire quilt is completed either by phone or email and arrange final payment and send it off to you via tracked post.

Baby Quilts

Why throw away the baby clothes that you do not need anymore? At times, you do not have enough space to keep the baby clothes with you to touch and cherish later in life.

Well, is there anything better than seeing your baby’s clothes, all stitched and hemmed together as one quilt to be touched, hugged, and cuddled? We know the feeling you still share for your little darlings who are not so young anymore.

To make you stay more connected with your loved ones, we felt baby quilts in Ireland will fashion a new trend of showing love and care to your babies like never before. The variety of personalized baby quilts let the old clothes put together by Memories Forever by Avril as baby quilts, cushions, or even teddies to hold close. Baby quilts, made with soft and delicate fabric and prints, are handmade with love felt at first touch.

Photo Quilts

Special memories ask for notable things. Let us help you refabricate family memories by printing and embedding pictures, drawings or photos, poems, or quotes of your choice onto our custom printed photo quilts.

It is even more soothing to look and feel the things you shared with the family sometime before.

We believe photos have the immense power to take you back in time. We considered doing that through our photo quilts with solid colors and pictures printed so that you can hug anybody you want in your sleep.

Gift Quilts

Our wide range of gift quilts are sewn and stitched flawlessly for special occasions. We know the hours of pondering on what special gift to give for birthdays, christening’s, weddings, and Christmas can bring.

It is why we created our delicate and soft wedding gift quilts for you, to make your special occasions even better and offer presents that people will never forget in a lifetime.