A patchwork of memories

How to make a baby quilt from Grandpa’s (or Grandma’s) old clothing

By Jeanne Field
How to make a baby quilt @hallmarkstores @hallmarkstoresIdeas

Touch may be the most underrated trigger for memories; it’s also arguably the most important. One time-honored way to keep those sense-memories alive for future generations is by making a memory quilt. You start with a few favorite fabrics (a grandparent or parent’s old shirts or dresses), add a little sewing know-how, and presto—old memories are given new life as an adorable baby quilt. Truly, there is no sweeter up-cycle!

(Also note: Our simple chevron quilt pattern—Yay, large pieces!—makes this a great first project for a quilting newbie.)

Download the baby quilt instructions


Jeanne Field is a Hallmark editor who loves finding ways for her kids to get as messy crafting as she does.