I love this idea for a Baby Clothes Quilt. It is the perfect way to preserve memories and becomes a treasured keepsake. If you have a box of treasured baby clothes in a tote in your closet then this post is for you! I had this quilt custom made using Peyton’s baby clothes, his bumper pad, baby quilt and other special baby items that I had kept from his first year. It was custom made by a local seamstress and it is a one of kind. It is the most cherished possession I own! I was brought to tears of joy when she brought it to me. She spread it out on my living room floor while I kept my eye’s closed and then when I looked I immediately flooded with so much joy that I blubbered all over it.
The seamstress babysits her grandchildren and quilts and sews on the side. I met her two year’s ago at a vendor event and then we finally got together and I gave everything to her about a year ago. I knew that and I was in no rush for it. We laid out a design and I told her what to embroider however I turned the design over to her and told her I was not sure what I expected but that I wanted her to preserve the outfits and not “chop them up”. I have to tell you I was in shock when I saw it. It was so much more than what I expected!
I always knew I wanted this made but I had to find the right person to make it because these memories are so precious and treasured. I wanted the outfits preserved just as they were. If you are considering a keepsake to preserve the memories of your child’s first year or special events this is a great idea. There are several resources on Etsy too. I have seen them for t-shirts, wedding gowns and more!
Peyton was so excited to get the quilt too and we have talked about the memories already and it is going to give us a lot more to continue talking about in the future. I will be passing this onto him when the times is right of course.
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