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Hello and Welcome to My Quilted World!

~Quilts, Material, and Inspiration
My quilts are made from 100% cotton. Batting and threads will change with each quilt. Please refer to the quilt’s description for more details.
My inspiration often comes from the material. Novelty and Juvenile prints are fun and bright to make anyone smile. Batiks inspire the great outdoors. Florals bring out the traditional in me. There are many new designer fabrics that I have not tried, but there is always the future quilts.

~Handwork and Appliqué Quilts
I like to enhance my quilts with hand appliqué. I use the “turn under” appliqué method, which means all raw edges are turned under and hand stitched to the background. That means no frayed edges after washing the quilt.
All embroidery is…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 5
  • Joined June 1, 2011

Favorite materials

Cotton Fabrics, Variegated Threads, Cotton Batting, Buttons, Embroidery Threads

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Hand-Stitched Appliqué Quilts & Other...

About

Hello and Welcome to My Quilted World!

~Quilts, Material, and Inspiration
My quilts are made from 100% cotton. Batting and threads will change with each quilt. Please refer to the quilt’s description for more details.
My inspiration often comes from the material. Novelty and Juvenile prints are fun and bright to make anyone smile. Batiks inspire the great outdoors. Florals bring out the traditional in me. There are many new designer fabrics that I have not tried, but there is always the future quilts.

~Handwork and Appliqué Quilts
I like to enhance my quilts with hand appliqué. I use the “turn under” appliqué method, which means all raw edges are turned under and hand stitched to the background. That means no frayed edges after washing the quilt.
All embroidery is also done by hand using DMC 100% cotton thread.

~Durable and Washable
My quilts are made to last. The quilting is done on my sewing machine and machine-knotted for better durability. All the quilts can be machine washed.
Binding/edging is made by me not store bought. It is cut on the bias giving the binding more stretch and strength. The binding is also doubled over making the edges last longer.

~Small Quilted Items
I also make smaller items such as Mug Rugs, Stocking Ornaments, and small quilted signs. Please see each item’s description for details.
I use all cotton scraps. All embroidery is hand-stitched with DMC 100% cotton thread. Some appliqué is fused with Steam-A-Seam2 with is hand-stitched embroidery around design.

~History
My first and only quilt was made by my Grandmother. She made one quilt for each of her 19 grandchildren. I loved that quilt and I still have it. I remember the warmth and comfort it gave me for many years.
I am a self-taught quilter. Over 25 years ago, I decided I wanted to make a quilt for my son’s new bed. There were no quilt classes or quilt shops. I had two QUILT magazines and my old quilt to guide me. That was just the beginning of my love for quilting. I made quilts for my family and friends. Many were hand-pieced and hand-quilted in a hoop which took many years to finish.
When I joined a Project Linus (PL) group, I started using my sewing machine more. Project Linus gives homemade blankets to children suffering from a traumatic experience. Their suffering can be from an illness to the loss of their home or parent(s). I have heard many sad stories. I wanted to help by giving comfort with my quilts. I made one quilt a month during my working years. The quilts I donated are similar to the ones I am selling today.
Three years ago, we took an early retirement and sold our home. We started fulfilling our dream of traveling full-time in our motorhome. Storage space is limited so I gave most of my fabric to charities and friends, but I could not give up my love of quilting. I packed as much as I could into our new home.

~Why Open a Shop?
I opened this shop so I can continue donating quilts to children in need. When I was with the PL group, I could use their donated fabrics and batting. My quilt money and supplies are running low because of the rising cost of living and cotton.
I am not affiliated with any charity organization nor is my shop non-profit. Most of the profit will go back into donating more quilts to a children’s charity group and some will go towards new quilts to sell. I made enough money last year to buy more batting and backing. I should be able to donate at least 5 quilts and blankets this year.

Thank you for shopping at QuiltinCats!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Links!
QuiltinCats blog: http://quiltincats.blogspot.com/
FB Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/QuiltinCats-Quilt-Shop/184917848239027
Tweeter: http://twitter.com/#!/quiltincats
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/quiltincats/
Travel Blog: http://2toomanycats.blogspot.com/
Donated quilts photo album.  http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/580082669FSFqXn

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