Repurpose Your Clothes and Accessories Into a Memory Quilt

Over the last 20 years, Beth has been making memory quilts while breathing new life into some of the most cherished clothing items in your drawers. We all have that drawer or tub full of sentimental items we’re not sure what to do with. From T-shirts to grandpa’s button-downs, dance costumes and baseball hats, Beth Sullivan brings you beyond your average T-shirt quilt to show you just how easy it is to incorporate all types of memories into your next quilt.

In this class, Beth will teach you all the tips and tricks she’s learned from working with multiple types of fabric mediums. Moving beyond a one-and-done project class, this course is a resource to get you off and running on your first memory quilt. It’s a good thing you’ll have lifetime access when you enroll because you’ll find yourself coming back again and again to this jam-packed resource every time you find yourself wanting to document your child's arrival to toddler-hood, a high school or college graduation, your collection of Friday-night football memorabilia or perhaps documenting your 25th wedding anniversary.

Once Beth gives you an overview of the essential tools, supplies and fundamentals behind making a memory quilt, she’ll start from the very beginning of the design process by assessing the pile of garments you want to include. Then she’ll help guide you through whether you want to stick with a basic grid-style quilt or a variable layout for your quilt. Next, you’ll prep your quilt blocks according to the plan including how to handle different kinds of materials on your garments like buttons, fringe, collars, ruffles, lace and even how to handle (gasp!) tears or holes. Beth will show you the ultimate technique to give your one-of-a-kind quilt that finishing touch, ensuring it remains a cherished piece for many years ahead. 

What you will learn

  • Assess your pile of clothing memories to put them into a cohesive quilt design

  • Discover innovative ways of planning your quilt with old-school graph paper or technology like Electric Quilt 8

  • Use varying types of fabrics like pairing knits with wovens, handling organic material with man-made materials like polyester and other non-traditional items

  • Prep your garments for your quilt plan from rough-cutting, fusing, final cutting and making any additional modifications if necessary

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Create Quilts with Memories

More Than a T-Shirt Quilt

Revive your clothing stash and accessories with a timeless memory quilt masterpiece!

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Getting Started

    3 Videos

  • Grid Quilt Planning

    5 Videos

  • Variable Quilt Planning

    4 Videos

  • Grid & Variable Planning Continued

    4 Videos

  • Block Prep

    8 Videos

  • Weird Things & Unusual Items

    11 Videos

  • Quilt Design and Assembly

    6 Videos

  • Final Thoughts

    1 Video 1 Text