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  • the story

Made With Memories

We all have them: a concert t-shirt from 10 years ago, a worn-in college sports shirt, the complimentary family reunion t-shirt...and they are all taking up space in the bottom of a dresser drawer. Give your sentimental souvenirs the presentation they deserve with the fun and easy Memory Quilt Kit, which not only puts all your favorite t-shirts to good use as a cozy blanket, but also tells the story of your life in a unique way. Created by Mary Mertens. Made in the USA.

The memory quilt kit includes:

- Pre-cut pieces of caramel-colored minkee fabric (super-soft poly chenille blend)
- 1.5 yards of minkee fabric for the back
- Octagonal cutting template
- Fusi-knit interfacing
- Detailed directions

Not a seamstress? For an additional fee, you can send your T-shirt squares to a professional to create your quilt. Information and pre-addressed shipping envelope included in kit.

  • details
Item ID
16406
Made from
polyester, fabric, minkee (100% polyester)
Measurements
Finished Quilt Size: 58" L x 58" W
  • the maker

Mary Mertens

In June 2004, Mary Mertens spent her teaching bonus on a "Ferrari-esque sewing machine that would do everything but wash the dishes." She made blankets and pillows, which were a huge hit with friends and family, but, unfortunately, didn't stand out at the trade shows. So she went back to the dining room table and came up with the Memory Quilt, the Baby Clothes Quilt and Design-A-Doll.

"If it weren't for these three products, I wouldn't have a company...I want to teach the world to value the past, appreciate the art of sewing and connect generations."

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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MEMORY QUILT KIT
 
4.5

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (54)
  • Soft (48)
  • Comfortable (40)
  • Easy to clean (16)
  • UNIQUE (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Year round (47)
  • Winter (9)
  • Spring / fall (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (50), Budget shopper (8), High-end shopper (6), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30), Yes (22)

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5.0

Love it!

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from Houston, TX

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Soft
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Year-round

    Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

    Makes for a great gift. I love that i didn't have to throw away the T-shirts that remind me about different events in my life.

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    5.0

    Homemade Christmas Gift

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    from Halifax, NS

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Christmas
      • Year-round

      Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

      I bought this as a christmas present for my hubby! He has tons of old T-shirts that I didn't want to throw away and this is a perfect way to keep them forever!

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      4.0

      It turned out amazing!! A great gift!

      By 

      from New Jersey, NJ

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Hard to cut the fabric

      Best Uses

      • Year-round

      Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

      It was a great gift... a little time consuming to make but wonderful surprise to my best friend!

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      5.0

      EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!

      By 

      from Springfield, NJ

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Clean
      • easy to use
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

          I have stored all sorts of clothing that has a special meaning for me over the years & now I can display them in a useful quilt. This is so wonderful!

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What fun!

          By 

          from Evanston, IL

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Year-round

            Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

            I think it's great that the creator will make the quilt for you!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for the College bound co-ed!!

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            from Sacramento, CA

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              Cons

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                  Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

                  Sent to our niece who just got into YALE!!!! Yeah Annie!!!! She will use her HS T-shirts to make the quilt. Awesome!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful blanket!!!

                  By 

                  from Saint Louis, MO

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Great gift idea
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Year-round

                    Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

                    I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband. He had all these old, but favorite t-shirts and this was the perfect way to put them to good use. I don't sew so I mailed it off and had it back in less than 3 weeks (during the holiday season!). It's perfect...I can't wait to see my husband's reaction when he opens this gift. The blanket is very soft and appears well made.

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                    4.0

                    Great ideal...great gift

                    By 

                    from rancho cucamonga ca

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Year-round

                      Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

                      daughter loves it

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      delivery was delayed but they called and then set out another package expedited.

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                      5.0

                      A walk down memory lane...

                      By 

                      from Colorado

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Heimloom Quality
                      • Soft
                      • UNIQUE

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Year-round

                        Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

                        I ordered one quilt as a gift, and once I received it in the mail, immediately turned around and ordered 3 more!! Love the gift, love the idea, love the results. Receivers of this gift were astounded at the results.

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                        5.0

                        a fun, personal gift.would buy it again

                        By 

                        from Nassau County, NY

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Year-round

                          Comments about MEMORY QUILT KIT:

                          a gift that holds a lot of meaning.

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