A Custom Memory Quilt is truly a unique quilt. We work closely with you (or just send us on our way and we'll do all the work and present you with a near-finished idea) to create a unique quilt pattern just for your quilt. We use a design program to create a mock-up of your quilt so you can see just what it will look like before we start. Then we take pieces from your cherished clothing and create your quilt. Just like a traditional quilt, there is a soft batting between the top and the back, and the entire quilt is machine quilted. You choose all the colors for your quilt!
We take great pride in our products. As award-winning quilters, we know what it takes to make a quality quilt. The materials that we use in your quilts are the same materials that we use in our own ribbon-winning quilts. The cotton fabrics won’t fade, are stronger than the standard cotton fabrics, and are made specifically for quilts.
The machines used to construct and quilt your quilts are professional-grade. More than anything else, the people who will make your quilt love what they do, and can’t wait to sew for you.
We promise excellent customer service and will really listen to your requests. We have hundreds of satisfied customers who would agree that Patchwork Memories, Inc. is a great company if you are looking for a personalized quilt!
Wall Hanging 24" x 24" $440 and up
Small Quilt 48" x 60" $715 and up
Throw Quilt 64" x 64" $780 and up
Twin Quilt 65" x 88" $1000 and up
Full Quilt 78" x 85" $1105 and up
King Quilt 106" x 93" $1755 and up
Queen Quilt 85" x 93" $1365 and up
Prices depend on the complexity and difficulty of the quilt design. We will work closely with you to design your patter and give you a solid quote before we start creating your quilt.
We take great pride in our products. As award-winning quilters, we know what it takes to make a quality quilt. The materials that we use in your quilts are the same materials that we use in our own ribbon-winning quilts. The cotton fabrics won’t fade, are stronger than the standard cotton fabrics, and are made specifically for quilts. The machines used to construct and quilt your quilts are professional-grade. More than anything else, the people who will make your quilt love what they do, and can’t wait to sew for you. We promise excellent customer service and will really listen to your requests. We have hundreds of satisfied customers who would agree that Patchwork Memories, Inc. is a great company if you are looking for a personalized quilt!
Tell me about your company
Patchwork Memories, Inc.® is a fully licensed and insured corporation operating entirely within North Carolina, USA. Be assured that we run a professional, efficient, and organized company, and we will take great care with your treasured items. Even though we’ve made hundreds of quilts, we know how much yours means to you, and each quilt gets the care and attention that our own quilts receive. We are a small business, and we love the art of quilts and quilting.
What is included in the price?
Everything needed to make your quilt, except for your personal items, is included in your price. We use quilter’s-quality 100% cotton fabric, a premium cotton blend batting sold for use in heirloom quilts, and high-quality cotton thread in the creation of your quilt. Because we have many local clients, shipping charges are additional.
How long does the process take?
Normal turnaround time for a custom memory quilt or a framed quilt is about 2 months, but if you have a special event and need it quicker, please let us know! Other quilts and bears may take longer. Delivery times may be delayed prior to Christmas and the May/June graduation season, as these are our busiest times. Get on our calendar early for these seasons!
Can I get embroidery on my quilt?
Of course. We have a Babylock brand professional embroidery machine. This machine allows us to embroider images or personalized wording on your creations that will look terrific for the life of the quilt. We offer a huge variety of embroidery designs.
How are the edges of the quilt finished?
We use a double-folded fabric binding for strength and durability. This binding is machine-stitched to the front and back of each quilt for extra strength.
Do you machine-quilt your quilts?
Absolutely! We have a state-of-the-art APQS Millenium longarm quilting machine. This machine allows us to machine quilt your quilts at the highest quality, which helps the quilt last longer and provides beautiful quilting stitches on your quilt.
Can I wash my quilt?
Yes, you can! Our family has a t-shirt quilt that is often used at sporting events and picnics. We just toss it in the washer and dryer and it’s ready for our next adventure! For memory quilts, we advise caring for them based on the most delicate piece of fabric in the quilt. Get your own copy of our Quilt Care guide!
I want an original design. What should I do?
Each Custom Memory Quilt is personalized for each client. After talking with you, you will receive a custom-created digital quilt layout image, which allows you to see our ideas. We then work together to perfect the colors, layout, and design for your quilt. In many projects, the digital quilt layout will get several revisions before the design is solidified and quilting begins.
Are there any clothing items that cannot be used in a quilt?
Nearly everything can be incorporated into a Memory Quilt. Some items that don’t work well include sweaters or other loosely knitted items and leather. Keep in mind that the items in your quilt will dictate how the quilt can be laundered. We never recommend dry-cleaning quilts, as the chemicals are too harsh and will cause the quilt fibers to breakdown prematurely.
How much fabric does a Memory Quilt take?
The short answer is that we can use as little or as much as you want to send. Your fabrics can be combined with other fabrics to complete the quilt, or we can concentrate on using more of your items.
How are photos included?
Through a special process, we can transfer photos to fabric for inclusion in your quilt. We start with prints or with high-resolution digital images. We can also include anything that can be scanned, such as ticket stubs, invitations, newspaper clippings, and letters. The fabric photos are washable, but may fade if washed many times.
This image shows a "Mock Up" of a quilt. We create this image for you before we even start creating your quilt. You can approve, recommend changes, and have a very good idea of what your quilt will look like before we start.
Look below for a few more comparisons.
This image shows the finished quilt made from the Mock-up on the left. As you can see, the finished quilt is very close in appearance. We take great pride in our design skills and you can rest assured that you'll be involved every step of the way.
“It is absolutely beautiful! You did such an amazing job and I know they are going to love it! Thank you so much for working with me to get everything just right and having it done ahead of time. It is such a relief to know that it's all done and that you did such an amazing job.”
- Alithia in Alberta, Canada
"My Mom absolutely loved the quilt! She cried when she opened it and was soooo happy. Thank you again for everything!"
- Jen in Boston, Massachusetts
"I really don't know what to say other than the quilts are works of art! They took my breath away when I opened the box. What a wonderful gift to have such talent to make others happy!"
- Elizabeth in Orlando, Florida
"My grandmother was the thread that kept our family connected, and these quilts will give all of us a way to remember her for forever. Many of the grandkids are young and their memories of her will fade, but these quilts will forever remind them of her love. Your quilts will be an everlasting gift to all of us."