by Cloth & Needle Creations
Cloth & Needle Creations has expanded it’s business to include custom made memory quilts. A Memory quilt is a symbolic way of preserving memories, both happy or sad, by creating a quilt from the clothing of the person you wish to honor. All kinds of clothing may be used, from cotton shirts, T Shirts, pants, dresses, robes to suits, ties, etc with washable items being the most versatile.
Wheel Pattern with picture
After the passing of a loved one, comes the task of deciding what to do with all the clothing left behind. These articles have a great deal of sentimental value and hold treasured memories of good times together.
Deciding what to do with this clothing can be heart wrenching.
The idea of creating a memory quilt came to me after I suffered the loss of a loved one and needed a way to preserve the memories of our time together. This became an outlet for me to express my grief as well as provide the much needed healing. These quilts offer comfort when we need that special connection with someone who isn't with us anymore.
broken heart pattern
Other types of Quilts
Children's Clothing Quilts
Keep your child’s younger years close to your heart. These quilts are made from children’s clothing that parents have saved over the years and may include old school uniforms, sports jerseys, t-shirts from extra-curricular activities, etc. Other fabrics may be added that match your school’s colors. You may also create a photo collage quilt with your child’s yearly school pictures.
These quilts make great graduation gifts for your child or other family members to remember school years with, whether it be from grade school, college, or anything in between. What a beautiful way to honor your graduate with a little piece of home to carry with them wherever life takes them.
pinwheel pattern photo
For The Animal Lover
Do you have horse, dog, cat, or other animal T-shirts and sweatshirts laying around that could be made into a special quilt? Combine animal-print fabric with your favorite pet photos for an adorable tribute to your pet.
For The Sport Fan
Custom quilts made from t-shirts or sweatshirts complete with a favorite team logo or picture. How many sports related T-Shirts or Sweatshirts can someone have before the drawer is overflowing? What a great way to preserve the “Team Spirit” and make some room at the same time. Can be done in team colors as well.
Let your imagination run wild...
• Add a photo of your loved one.
• Embroider their name in a block.
• Wedding photos printed right on the quilt!
Want a quilt but still lacking inspiration? Have an idea not listed above and are unsure about it? Send us an email or
give us a call and we can walk you through the process.
Quilts make great gifts for weddings, graduations, holidays and birthdays!
Depending on the size and pattern chosen, about 4-20 articles of clothing are needed. These can be shirts, pants, ties, robes, suits, dresses, sweatshirts, t-shirts, uniforms, pajamas, etc. and should be in a wide variety of colors, both patterns and solids. Washable items are the most versatile.
All garments should be freshly laundered and free from stains and tears as these will show in your quilt. If an article simply must be used, I will do my best to hide any flaws.
All quilts are backed with Malden Mills Polarfleece for maximum warmth and are quilted in an outline of the design chosen.
Sizes & Prices
Sizes and prices are approximate and will depend on the pattern or design chosen.
30 x 30 Wall Hanging. . . . . . . . $125.00
42 x 42 Lap Quilt. . . . . . . . . . . . . $175.00
46 x 72 Twin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $295.00
60 x 74 Full . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $395.00
90 x 78 Queen/King. . . . . . . . $595.00
$20 shipping cost on all finished quilts.
Additional Options for Your Quilt
Personalize your quilt by adding photos or embroidered letters for adding a name or monogram, important dates, special sayings, quotes, etc..
Photos (per picture). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00
Embroidery (first 15 letters). . . . . . . . . . .$10.00
(each additional letter). . .$0.25
Frequently Asked Questions
How many articles of clothing are needed for my quilt?
Depends upon the size and pattern chosen. Please call 570-675-1917 to discuss what you would like to have made.
What kind of clothing do I need to send to make my quilt?
All kinds of clothing may be used, from cotton shirts, T Shirts, sweatshirts, pants, dresses, robes to suits, ties, etc with washable items being the most versatile. Patches or badges may be included also.
How long will it take to make my quilt?
6 to 8 weeks from the time your clothing is received. Sometimes quilts are finished before that time frame, but will depend upon the time of the year and the work load.
Can I get a rush order on my quilt if I need it before the 6 to 8 week time frame?
An additional charge of $100.00 will be added to the cost of the quilt for rush orders requested earlier than the 6 to 8 week time frame.
Can I return my quilt after it is made?
No. This is a custom item made from the clothing you supplied and is not returnable. Every effort is made to insure you are pleased with your purchase.
How do I supply the picture(s) I want added to my quilt?
Sent by email to is the preferred method. The actual picture(s) may be sent via postal service b ut must be enclosed in heavy cardboard and marked “Fragile Picture” to prevent damage and will be returned with your quilt.
Can I have a name or monogram added to my quilt?
Yes, the embroidery cost is $10.00 for the first 15 letters, then $.25 per additional letter
Will the clothing I supplied be returned to me?
Any clothing not used in the construction will be returned with your quilt. Cut pieces will be discarded.
To learn more about custom quilting, simply call 570-675-1917 for more detailed assistance.
You may also send an email to Cloth and Needle Creations.