Photo Quilts and Blankets
Photo blankets and quilts are a fantastic way to create unique keepsakes, laden with the memories that mean the most to...read more
Photo blankets and quilts are a fantastic way to create unique keepsakes, laden with the memories that mean the most to you. We can take your photos, either physical or electronic ones, print them to special washable cotton and incorporate them into your blanket.
There are a variety of sizes and options to choose from and we can make them from the beloved old clothing or other fabric you choose to send in, or we can create them using our own fabric. If you would like us to use our own fabric then we will get in touch to discuss an approximate colour theme. If you have strong opinions about what patterns and colours then we recommend you buy the fabric yourself and send it in.
Once you've chosen what you would like then checkout and you'll receive an email confirmation. You can either post the photos to us or email them, popping your order reference number in the subject box. If the photos are particularly large files then you can use a free service such as WeTransfer to get them across to us.
Our photo blankets and quilts come in Lap (90 x 105cm, £79.00) and Single Bed (120cm x 165cm £134.00). Backed and edged with lovely snuggly fleecy fabric they’re perfect for cuddling up to. We suggest that you send at least 10 clothing items for a standard sized blanket, at least 15 items for a large blanket and 25 for a single bed size.
With baby clothing we tend to use each item for two squares - one from the front of the item and one from the back (hence we ask for approximately half as many items of baby clothing than there are squares). If you want to incorporate more items or don’t want us to use plain patches from the backs of items then please include a note to this effect when you send the clothing in. The front squares from baby grows will very often incorporate the poppers. Watch our video below for answers to these (and more questions on LKC blankets).
Once we receive the clothes from you it generally takes about six to eight weeks for us to get your finished item back to you. If you select our Express Service we can do it in under three weeks. If there is a special date you need it for please do make a note of this when you send in the clothes. Please contact us if your order is really urgent (under three weeks).
If you have got a lot of special requests and additions then, depending on the complexity, we may contact you to request an additional payment to cover the cost of making these.
While all our keepsake items can be machine washed at 40 degrees, we would prefer that they are hand washed and dried naturally. Do not tumble dry. Pattern is by LoveKeepCreate Ltd.
Types of clothing. We use baby grows as a guide for numbers of items (below) but you can send us pretty much any clothing. We can work with all kinds of materials - if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability. We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear. On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.
Number of items. As a guide to what to send in we ask the for equivalent number of babygrows. This assumes babygrows that are approximately 0-6months. If they are tiny babygrows, vest, tops, trousers etc then they would count as half a babygrow. Equally, if the items are much bigger babygrows, or dresses with quite a bit of fabric to them etc, then you may be able to send less. Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little.
Notes. Please do tell us in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, especially if you are sending more than we’ve asked for, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using. If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.
Quality. Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these. However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams. Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously! This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric. We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages. There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/
Offcuts. We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly. Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric within a few weeks.
How do I send them in? Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions. Please follow the instructions! It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.