Over the last 6 months, we've emptied my parents home and then sold it. Contents were divided amongst family members or donated. I offered to make Mom a pillow using one of Dad's shirts - Dad passed away in 2019.
Cutting into the shirt was (emotionally) harder than I expected and it took me several months to actually tackle the task. Actual pillow assembly didn't take much time at all. I wanted to include the button packet (stitched closed) and the shirt pocket. The pillow has an envelope fold on the back.
I've now got scraps from this first shirt and several other shirts and plan to tackle a memory quilt.
Have you ever made one?
I will end up mixing shirt fabric and quilting cotton. I've got scraps left over from a quilt I made for Dad (see it here) which I intend to use. Beyond that, I don't have a plan and I've not yet calculated the amount of fabric each shirt will yield.
I'll share more when I do. For now, I need to mail Mom her pillow!
Have a wonderful day! Patty