How long does it take you to make a quilt?

The time it takes to complete a quilt varies with the size and complexity of the pattern.  A baby quilt typically takes between 20-30 hours, start to finish. This includes selecting and cutting the fabric, designing the layout, designing the name(s) for applique, cutting, sewing, basting, quilting and binding.

What if I have an idea or design that's not listed as an option?

I love these orders, because they let us both be creative! Please contact me and we'll discuss this further!

How is a quilt made?

There are two parts to the design of any quilt -- the fabric design and the stitches that hold the layers together (the "quilting"). Both contribute to the final beauty of the finished quilt and are equally important to its character.

Creating a quilt starts with choosing fabric and designing the layout with Photoshop and InDesign. When designing, I consider the back as well as the front. Once the design is complete, the pattern pieces must be cut by hand. While sewing, all seams are pressed with an iron. Once the top and back are complete, the layers (top, back and batting) are attached.  The three layers are quilted together, then the binding is attached to the edges. The final step is the quilt goes in the washing machine, and comes out all wonderfully snuggly, crinkly, and full of life.

What techniques do you use?

I use piecing, applique, threadpainting, and many other techniques.

Can I use my quilt or should it be stored and protected?

All quilts are machine washable and sturdy. Please, please use your quilt! It's made to be used and loved and cuddled.

Do I need to wash my quilt after I recieve it?

Quilts are machine washed with dye and perfume-free detergent before they are packed and shipped.

How long will it take to complete my quilt?

You can expect your quilt within four to six weeks after your order is placed.

How can I pay?

I use PayPal as my payment processor, so I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Or, you can pay using your PayPal balance.

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Is your site secure?

Yes. You pay through PayPal, the world's premier electronic payment solution, not through this site. I never even see your credit card number; PayPal just tells me that you've paid and I ship you your stuff. I get your money through PayPal later.

Do I have to have a PayPal account to buy?

No, you can pay with your credit card without a PayPal account.

What if my question wasn't answered?

Please contact me to ask!