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Graduation Memory Blankets by Once Upon a Time Creation

Graduation Memory Blanket Q&A

A Memory Blanket is the perfect graduation gift!

So what is a Memory Blanket?  A Memory Blanket is a blanket made from the sentimental clothing you have saved. Each piece of clothing holds a special memory and when they are sewn together, they create a patchwork of happiness just for you. Because every person has their own story, each Memory Blanket is unique.

To help you get started on your Memory Blanket creation, here are the answers to frequently asked questions

Graduation Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Can I include other materials besides t-shirts in my blanket?

Yes, you can include other types of clothing in your blanket. Sweatshirts, jerseys, dri-fit, pajamas, uniforms, shorts, pants, baby clothes and more. If we can cut and sew it, it can probably go in your blanket. We can even applique varsity letters, baseball hats, and patches on to your blanket. If it is important to you, bring it with you to your consult (or send in the mail with your other clothes) and we can talk about it.

Memory T-Shirt Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

How many shirts do I need?

We offer six different sizes from a throw to almost king. The number of shirts you will need depends on the size of the blanket. The minimum is twelve shirt sides (if you would like to use the front and back, that would count as two). The maximum is about 36, but that can vary depending on the size of the logos.

Memory T-shirt Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation Mount St. Joe's Glenside

Will all my shirts be cut to the same size squares? 

That depends on how many shirts you are using and the size blanket, but usually they will be different sizes. If the logos are smaller, they may be cut into half or quarter sized squares.

T-shirt Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

How will my blanket be backed?

Your blanket will be backed in high quality flannel in the color of your choice. We love flannel because it is soft and cozy, washes up well, is a natural fabric, and doesn’t stretch so your blanket will stay beautifully shaped wash after wash. The backing wraps around the sides of the blanket to create a wide three inch border and is quadruple stitched for durability.

T-Shirt Memory Blanket Graduation Gift by Once Upon a Time Creation

Will my blanket be quilted?

No, our blankets do not have the inner batting layer and are not quilted throughout. The front and back are sewn together in various places to keep everything in place.

Once Upon a Time Creation Memory Blanket Villa Maria 2

Do I need to cut my shirts before I bring them to you?

No, you do not (and we prefer that you don’t). We will cut your shirts during the creation process to ensure your logos are nicely centered and we include anything from the piece that is special. If the logo is small, there is a patch on the sleeve, or a signature on the back, or something else, we will custom cut your shirt to capture all your memories.

Memory Blanket made from clothing by Once Upon a Time Creation (1)

Can I add a monogram or picture to my blanket?


What is the turnaround time? 

Our normal turnaround time is about three to four weeks, but that cannot be guaranteed as we get close to graduation. The sooner you can get started the better.

Cheer Memory T-shirt Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Do we have to meet in person or can we coordinate by mail?

We can do whatever is convenient for you. If we meet in person, please bring your clothing with you to your appointment at our shop in Paoli. If we coordinate by mail, I will contact you after we receive your clothes to make sure we are on the same page about your project.

If you would like to learn more about Memory Blankets, schedule an appointment, or place an order by mail,  please visit our website ( .  If you have more questions, please let me know. I can be reached by email (jen at or by phone 610-202-7850.

Can’t wait to create your Memory Blanket!