Free Delivery and Personalisation Included in our price!
Our Memory cushion patchwork designs are just a beautiful and special way to capture, cherish and display all of those memories you hold of your loved one.
We can create your stunning patchwork cushion using 3-4 or more adult clothing items. The materials used to create your keepsake pillow include your clothing items and cotton thread.
The cushion itself measures 18 inches x 18 inches and is uniquely created using randomly sized shapes for interest. The cushion includes a complimentary plump polyester cushion insert and using a piece of your fabric you send has a plain envelope, zip or button opening on the reverse to easily remove the cushion for laundering.
Also included in the price, you can specify up to 25 characters of personalisation on one of the patch squares.
Once your clothing items are received, your memory cushion keepsake will be created with the greatest care and sent back to you within 10-12 weeks. (this may occasionally be longer dependant on busier times)
How many items of clothing do I need to send?
This may differ depending on the product you are ordering whether it is an adult bear or a child's clothing keepsake, all the specific details you will need will be contained within the description of the item you are ordering however generally, for memory bears, we recommend using between 6-8 baby grows per bear (3-6 months size or larger) 8-10 grows/vests for newborn size. We can create an adult bear from one item of clothing or if you would like a more varied pattern then you can send between 2 to 6 items. Please feel free to make notes with the clothes when you send them about which ones are most important to you.
Can I send you more items if I want to?
You can send more if you wish, this could be for either a more varied pattern combination, if you specifically want all the items to be included in your memory keepsake or want a certain item of your clothing to be incorporated. You must specify your requirements or which items you want us to use first within your package when your clothing is sent to us. Any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order.
What do you do if I send you too many items or not enough?
If you want to send more items that we recommend (6-8 items) please include a note when you send them to let us know which ones you want to be used first. If we are able to incorporate all of your items we will, but any items that are completely unused will be returned to you with your completed order. If you haven’t sent us enough fabric to create your keepsake, we will contact you and and ask you to send us a few more items.
What types of clothing can I send? We can work with most types of fabric, all except for really thick items such as leather. All of our bears are lined with interfacing which stabilizes more stretchy fabrics and enables us to create a high quality finish on all of our bears and cushions.
What condition do the clothes need to be in?
The clothing items you send us should be in a good condition that is suitable for cutting out and re-stitching together. If an item is in a bad condition, too worn or unclean and we think may affect the quality of our final product, we will get in contact to discuss further. If you are in any doubt about the condition of an item you want to send us or have any other questions about them please email us at email@example.com to check.
How do I send you the clothing?
Please take care when sending your clothing items please pack them securely ideally in a box or plastic, brown paper does tend to tear in the postal system therefore we don't recommend this type of packaging and please always send by recorded delivery to minimise the chance of loss or any damage. We will also let you know when we have received them, this will be to your email provided when you ordered via our website. If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please contact us to check we've received them.
How long will my order take to arrive?
Once your clothing items are received, your keepsake will be created with the greatest care and returned home to you currently within 12-14 weeks (this occasionally may be a little sooner dependant on demand) via recorded delivery. If you need your keepsake item before this time, please pop a note in with your clothing items and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can my child play with the keepsake?
Your keepsake animal is for you and your child to admire and to treasure, however it is made from used clothing items, it cannot be CE tested and therefore it should not be treated as a toy. Some of our bears have moving joints and these are attached with a button and thread and therefore it needs to be treated very carefully. Your child may hold the keepsake to give it a gentle hug, but we advise that they be always supervised whilst doing so.
Fabulous. Very professional and courteous. Made a challenging process manageable. I ordered 2 memory cushions and a bear - outstanding craftsmanship and made my auntie and cousins very emotional but happy. Would 100% recommend and use again
Helen was a warm kind lady from the very first contact. She created a memory cushion for my Mum and did so with respect and warmth. The finished cushion is a wonderful keepsake, beautifully made with attention to every detail I requested.
Thank you so much.
The cushion is treasured by our grandchildren and reminds them of their dear grandad. It is beautifully made with such care and attention to detail. I thoroughly recommend Lily Grace Keepsakes. The skill and customer care is second to none.
Absolutely fantastic service. Took a while to be made but it was explained there would be a wait due to covid. Fantastic communication, emailed me when they had received my loved ones clothes, when they had started making the bear and when it was finished and ready to be posted. When emailing it wasn't just an automated message that most companies use, it was a real person. Whenever I spoke to someone they seemed to show pride in the way looked after and cared for the clothing I had sent them. They acted as if it was as special to them as it is to me! The final products are amazing! (I got a bear and a cushion). Fine workmanship, beautiful layout of the material and fantastic at adapting to personalise the product just for you. They have done an amazing job and I'm so glad i chose to trust Lily Grace Keepsakes with some very special items. I would definitely recommend!
My keepsakes are absolutely stunning and perfect in every way. The communication was outstanding I was contacted to discuss my order and sent pictures before they were dispatched. I received the best customer service and would highly recommend these keepsakes altogether a very professional service and product
Lily Grace gave first rate service in the production of 3 patchwork cushions made using my late husbands shirts to be given to his brother and sisters as a Christmas present. I sent 3 different shirts to be used in what ever way they wanted. The results were outstanding in quality of workmanship , design and delivery. They all represented brilliantly my husbands personality. Would highly recommend them.
Amazing ladies at Lily Grace each item made with so much love and care very special lovely well made and would recommend to anyone that wants a special gift or keepsake from a loved one 5 Stars and Big Thankyou for making them so Super Special I love them all Lisa Reid
From beginning to the end Lily Grace Keepsakes have been absolutely fantastic. The care and attention to detail from sending my mums clothes off and letting me know when they had received them (such a relief to know they had arrived safely) to receiving pictures of the finished product and letting me know when my cushion had been dispatched. Receiving the cushion took my breath away upon opening it and it’s a part of my mum I will always have, thank you so much Lily Grace Keepsakes
Watching my sons walk down the isle, carrying their teddy, made of my late Father’s shirts, brought me huge comfort on my wedding day. These beautiful bears take pride of place in our home and they’re items we’ll treasure forever. Thank you for helping us to remember our loved one in such a special way.