Many of my quilts have the addition of thrifted material, where I’ve bought men’s shirts off the £1 rail in the charity shop, cut them up and used the fabric. As well as men’s shirts, I like to buy full, all cotton skirts and dresses and pyjamas and nighties. The nightwear is particularly good if it’s made of flannel or brushed cotton, depending on what you call it.
This is a quick and simple baby quilt and it’s made of entirely thrifted fabric recycled from old clothes. It’s as soft as a cloud and perfect for a baby to roll around on the floor or keep them warm in their cot.
My quilts are never precious, they are meant for life so can be thrown in the washer, drier or get air dried. Another thing I like about making a quilt for a brand new human is that they only take a day.
Most of all, I love upcycling and using something that was discarded and turning it into something brand new and useable.
P.s, I’m always greatful for donations of cotton shirts or clothes to turn into quilts and many thanks to the lovely readers who send me fabric to upcycle. Xxxx