Judy's Home Handicrafts

Kimberley, British Columbia | 56 Sales


Judy's Home Handicrafts

Kimberley, British Columbia 56 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Last updated on 17 Jan, 2019

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Judy McLean

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Judy McLean

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My Story

I've been sewing for many years. It has been a constant in my life, which began first making doll clothes at age 11, then moving on to customized wedding gowns as an adult.

In more recent years I have taken up quilting, which was something that I had always wanted to learn. My grandmother was a quilter and although she has long passed, I wished to follow in her footsteps. I enjoy both machine and hand quilting. My machine quilting is without the use of a long arm sewing machine.

Currently, I am enjoying creating quilted blankets for babies and small items for the table such as centrepieces, runners, and trivets (hot pads) I love making some of these on my vintage sewing machines. I also do occasional custom work for clients, and a few consignment sales for fellow quilters. Please see my shop policies for more details.

For more information about me, or to view my portfolio please visit my website or my Facebook page listed here on Etsy.

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    I have been sewing now for 50 years and love quilting as much as my grandmother did. I particularly enjoy trying and learning new things. Like many quilters I'm always on the look out for unique things to make.

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Last updated on 22 Feb, 2019
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Care instructions

All items are pre-washed prior to posting for sale. Unless otherwise specified, you can wash and dry your purchase as normal.

Please be aware that most quilted items will pucker once washed. Many prefer this sought after look, however if you do not, please consider this information prior to your purchase of any quilted item.

Microwavable products require special attention when washing:
If your microwavable items require cleaning, it is best to wash with only a little detergent. DO NOT use fragrant enhancing bead additives or fabric softener. Just as importantly, DO NOT use dryer sheets when drying.

Custom and personalised orders

I occasionally accept a custom order. Feel free to contact me to inquire further and I will see what I can do for you.

To view some of the specialty things that I've made, please visit my judyshomehandicrafts.com website. A deposit may be required at the time of the order.

How do I use Etsy coupon codes?

Please visit the tutorial page at Etsy.com to find out how to apply coupon codes >> https://www.etsy.com/help/article/350

What are your return policies?

For returns and other policies such as shipping please see my Policy information here on Etsy.

VERY IMPORTANT!! - Cooking recommendations for microwavable products

It is highly recommended by the microwavable batting manufacturer I use (Pellon), that cooking times should be limited to 2 minute intervals. When longer cooking time is required, stop, turn the item then continue cooking. Not heeding to the manufacturer's warning, could result in over heating which could become a fire hazard.

Never leave the microwave unattended during cooking time.

All microwavable items sold in my shop are made with 100% cotton fabric, microwavable batting, and 100% cotton thread and are pre-washed prior to sale.

Please see Care Instructions above regarding how to wash your microwavable product. ~

Why do you use flannel inside your quilts?

There are a few good reasons why I prefer to use flannel instead of batting inside my quilts. One reason is that it is much easier to deal with when quilting the blankets together; most often I do not need to use my "walking foot" to do my quilting. It is also cost effective, thus I do not need to charge more for my quilts. I do not charge for time spent creating each quilt.

However, my #1 reason is because I truly believe that flannel is warmer and cuddlier than store bought batting. I have personal quilts, one with flannel, and the other with batting and I find the one with flannel much warmer. My grandmother made all of her quilts with flannel. They kept them warm throughout the great depression and that's good enough for me.

Please explain your pricing

Why my prices are much lower for my quilts than many others charge...

The way I look at it is that I'd be sewing something anyway (yes, it's an addiction) so there is no point looking at how many hours went into a project. If I did that, they would be astronomical in price. One of my own quilts took my 11 months to complete, albeit I did that one entirely by hand. On average, it takes me a week to a month or so, depending on size and design, to complete a quilt.

Also, I use 100% heavy flannel instead of batting inside, which helps keep costs down (batting is much more expensive). Please see the question above about why I use flannel for more information.