Memory Quilt Kit

created by

Mary Mertens

$68.00

created by

Mary Mertens

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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.

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."

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

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.



This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Christmas Gifts!

I bought two Memory Quilt Kits for Christmas gifts. One is for a world traveler, who buys a shirt at all of her destinations. I figured what better way for her to display...Read complete review

I bought two Memory Quilt Kits for Christmas gifts. One is for a world traveler, who buys a shirt at all of her destinations. I figured what better way for her to display some of her more unique travels then on a quilt that she can display either on a quilt stand or on the back of a couch/chair. The second Memory Quilt Kit is for a friend who is in the military and has two small children. I thought it would be a great item for her to make to either give to her children for when she may have to deploy or be out in the field for days or weeks at the time. She can put things that will remind them of her on the quilt. Or, she can use the quilt to put things that remind her of her children and take it with her on her travels. I was rather surprised at how large each seperate square was! The backing of the quilt is also so soft and I like the option that they have to send it in and have the quilt sewn together. However, I am hesitant on the $80 fee that comes along with it. I am certain that they both can sew it themselves or know of someone that can do it. I wish that part was disclosed, as I think more people would be interested in buying it if they knew the price to send it in up front. Overall, I was very impressed by the Memory Quilt Kit. I think the size is quite larger than I anticipated, which is great and the backing is much softer than I was thinking as well. My only complaint, which isn't a big factor for my situation, is the mail-in fee.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BE WARNED: YOU NEED A SEWING MACHINE

This is an interesting, distinctive, unique gift. However, I was completely surprised when I opened it to read that it required a sewing machine to complete. The product description (above) makes...Read complete review

This is an interesting, distinctive, unique gift. However, I was completely surprised when I opened it to read that it required a sewing machine to complete. The product description (above) makes no mention of this whatsoever (I had assumed the material was held together with some sort of heat-based adhesive, much like many patches are). To get the maker to sew it up for you, you need to ship it back to them at your expense PLUS pay another [$]. So, if you are not adept at sewing, your total cost for this will be somewhere around [$]all told.

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5.0

Love it!

By 

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.

     
    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!

       
      4.0

      It turned out amazing!! A great gift!

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      from New Jersey, NJ

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      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!

       
      5.0

      EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!

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      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!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What fun!

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          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!

            (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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            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!

            (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.

               
              4.0

              Great ideal...great gift

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              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.

                 
                5.0

                A walk down memory lane...

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                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.

                   
                  5.0

                  a fun, personal gift.would buy it again

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                  from Nassau County, NY

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                  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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