Keepsake Quilts - My Top Tips

For over three years now I have been creating keepsakes quilts alongside selling fabric. I love making them and have so far made over 170. They have taken a bit of a back seat in the last few months, but that's 2020 for you. I have been thinking about writing about them for a while so, when Bosal got in touch and asked if I could try out some of their products, it was a great opportunity. These tips are intended for personal use only but, I would rather they were done well and hopefully this blog will help. They are the most precious clothes you own, and you don't want to rush into it. I have learnt a lot over the years so I thought I would share my top tips with you to help you create your own perfect keepsake.


EQUIPMENT

  • Rulers - I use a long 6" x 24" and a square 6" x 6" ruler. For accuracy I would recommend you invest in a quilting ruler of some kind.

  • Rotary cutter - again for accuracy, I would invest in a rotary cutter. I use my Tula Pink one, but I have also got on well with Olfa.

  • Cutting mat - essential if you are using a rotary cutter.

  • Interfacing - for this blog I have used the cotton fashion fuse interfacing from Bosal which is designed especially for jersey fabric and therefore perfect for a t-shirt quilt. In the past I have tried lots of different interfacing and would recommend a medium weight, cotton based one.

  • Sharp scissors

  • Iron and ironing board