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The best gift ever for anyone! How to preserve memories that last a lifetime. Special memories quilts are a great way to make memories last forever.
I did not get paid for this post. The memory quilts I had made by Campus Quilts were something my family will treasure forever. You will never purchase a more meaningful gift. Because I believe they are so special I wanted to share my experience with you. I am talking from a lot of experience because I now have had eight quilts made by Campus Quilts. I am planning on making three more soon.
Do you have baby clothes, wedding dresses, high school or college t-shirts, baseball caps, ties, school uniforms, boy scout or girl scout uniforms, military items, clothing with kids hand prints, or any other special memories item you are saving? Turn it into special quilts.
Are you looking for an incredibly unique gift? Special memories quilts are gifts that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Several years ago, I used Campus Quilts to make a quilt for my oldest daughter using her high school t-shirts and uniforms. After checking out their site and seeing that Campus Quilts was featured on the TODAY Show and Rachael Ray Show, I decided to give them a try. Carly’s quilt, my oldest daughter, came out so good I could not wait to use them again. I decided for Christmas this year everyone was getting a quilt.
I knew that Campus Quits could make a quilt from children’s special t-shirts, sports jerseys, or baby clothes, but I had no idea until I emailed them that they could even do my wedding dress. My wedding dress had been wadded up in a plastic bag and tossed in the bottom of my closet for thirty years. It was about time I did something with it. My wedding dress turned out so beautiful. I even had them add wall hanger fabric on the back of the quilt so I could hang it up.
Besides my wedding dress, I had Campus Quilts make all of my kids, including my young adult and teenagers, a quilt from their baby clothes. My adopted daughter, Diana, who was adopted at age four now, has a quilt with a dress from her birth country plus several other special dresses. All of the baby quilts including Diana’s have each child’s name embroidered on it plus the date of birth and or adoption date and weight. My son, Casey, who graduated from high school in May 2015, also got a quilt made from all of his sports shirts, jerseys, and even a couple baseball caps.
How does Campus Quits work?
You simply place your order online or by phone. They will send you a kit based on the size of quilt you would like. You lay the squares out and place everything on them as you want it. They will give you numbers to put on each square. I also added a picture and mailed it with my order. You mail everything to them, and they will complete the quilt around a three-week time frame. They do have rush orders. You can pay a little extra to get it done by a certain date.
What can they turn into a quilt?
They claim. If they can stick a needle through it, they can make a quilt with it. They not only made a quilt with my wedding dress but my high school letter jacket that is very thick. Campus Quilts is known for making custom t-shirt quilts, but they can make any quilt and any size. Do not hesitate to ask them to sew anything down on a quilt. If they can sew my entire wedding dress down without cutting it up, they can truly do anything.
Can they embroider your name and special dates on your quilt?
You can choose the layout of your quilt, select the backing color. You can even add embroidery, photo squares, or sashing.
Are you looking for a way to organize them or a very special gift for an older child?
Do you have a loved one who has passed away?
If you know someone who has lost a loved one, I believe taking some of their clothing and making a quilt would help keep their memories forever. I could imagine their loved ones wrapping the quilt around them when times are extremely challenging and feel comforted.
Losing a loved one hits home for my family and me. In November 2015 just a few weeks ago, we lost my father in law. I have already discussed the quilt idea with my mother in law. I will be having quilts made for her, my husband and my sister in law soon. Hoping, they will treasure the quilts forever and find some comfort in a quilt made from his clothes.