AlorasAdorables

🌷Vintage Textiles ~ Custom Chenille Quilts & More🌷

11449 Sales

AlorasAdorables

🌷Vintage Textiles ~ Custom Chenille Quilts & More🌷

11449 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(6224)

Announcement   🌷 Welcome to AlorasAdorables!
🌷By purchasing you indicate you have read and agree with shop policies.
🌷All vintage fabrics are marked "gently used" or "new (unused/vintage) old stock"

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QUILTER'S GUIDE: How many squares do you get from typical listings:
18x24 = 12 6-inch squares 12x24 = 8 6-inch squares 24x24 = 16 6-inch squares
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♥♥ Please leave feedback as the feedback system is your assurance you are getting great service and value. If your experience is not 5-star, please give me the opportunity to make it right if I can.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 13, 2017

🌷 Welcome to AlorasAdorables!
🌷By purchasing you indicate you have read and agree with shop policies.
🌷All vintage fabrics are marked "gently used" or "new (unused/vintage) old stock"

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QUILTER'S GUIDE: How many squares do you get from typical listings:
18x24 = 12 6-inch squares 12x24 = 8 6-inch squares 24x24 = 16 6-inch squares
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♥♥ Please leave feedback as the feedback system is your assurance you are getting great service and value. If your experience is not 5-star, please give me the opportunity to make it right if I can.

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About

Welcome to Alora's Adorables!

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME ~
❁ I have a heart full of gratitude for all the wonderful customers who have contributed to AlorasAdorables' success on Etsy! Serving so many beautifully talented artisans has been fun and getting to know what shoppers of vintage want in textiles has helped Aloras' evolve daily.
❁ I am a collector, supplier, quilter and enthusiast of vintage chenille and other vintage textiles, but I do not claim to be an expert. I am always open to learning if you have something to share.
❁ I most often do the actual work of AlorasAdorables myself ~ resourcing, designing and sewing. I also stock and supply high quality vintage chenille and other fabrics for quilters, sewers, and crafters.
❁ I especially enjoy working with vintage cotton chenille ~ it inspires memories of my mother and a gentler time in history. Chenille represents "home" ~ it invites cozy comfort, total relaxation, is adaptable to all decor and offers a romantic touch of "lived in", shabby cottage chic.
❁ I love to talk, teach and write and some of my listings contain whimsical, heartfelt, "flowery" descriptions that express my passion for chenille. I believe to those of us who love it, vintage chenille sells itself.
❁ I love projects that bring someone comfort ~ quilts for toddler beds, decorating baby's nursery, comforting the wheelchair bound and elderly, gift-giving or a pretty coverlet to toss over the arm of a favorite reading chair.
❁ Artistic expression is essential to nurturing my soul ~ music, sewing, quilting, painting, landscaping and gardening are among things that bring me joy.
❁ I never, ever get bored with sewing! When a project gets a little tedious I find yet another fabric that inspires me to finish the project I'm on so I can create something new ~ hence the saying… "so many fabrics, so little time"!
❁ Attention to little details is a hallmark of my heirloom creations. I believe my customers want handmade quilts of vintage chenille that reflect their uniqueness so I do not duplicate designs. Quality fabrics and skill in craftsmanship are paramount to me.
❁ As an adult I've lived in and traveled to many countries and the artful impressions made on my creativity from those cultural experiences are often interwoven into my designs. Whether walking through a forest, hiking a mountain or strolling a sandy shore, I deeply love nature and depend on it to clear my mind before designing and sewing.
❁ I've spent much of the last seven years battling cancer and am cancer free as I write this. Before that I was a typical type A personality, more rock than roll. Cancer has taught me how to go with the flow and just let life happen.
❁ <*)))>< My faith is primary in my life and my goal is to operate my business with Christian principles to the best of my ability, taking it one day at a time. Though I love vintage treasures, the first love in my life is Jesus Christ ~ I am grateful for his Salvation and thankful for the blessings of his grace, love and forgiveness of my many imperfections. Redemption through him is my greatest treasure ~ to know my sins and transgressions are completely forgiven and I can be a vessel for his love is a gift I could never have earned for which I am eternally indebted ~ I give him all the glory.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•. BE KIND AND KEEP A GRATEFUL HEART ~ JUDY

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  • AlorasAdorables

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    I am a joyful sewer, collector and enthusiast of vintage textiles. I also resource vintage fabrics for resale and re-purposing to crafters, quilters and seamstresses. You'll find my own creations for sale alongside fabrics for others to create with.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 15, 2017
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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you find browsing and shopping a pleasurable way to spend your time.

A word about pricing vintage fabrics: Unknown to many craft artisans is the sourcing and pricing of premium condition, recyclable vintage fabrics. I mention this because I often get questioned about it and I feel it is a fair topic to educate buyers about. One twin/full vintage cotton chenille bedspread in reusable condition can cost as much as $1,000 or more. Fortunately for those of us who love to craft with these beauties, most are in the $200-$300 range; occasionally less, making some fabrics easily affordable but a hard-to-find resource in a constantly dwindling market.

Each time I cut into one of these fabrics or design a quilt I think about the history, how and when it was made, how it was treasured and cared for so that it could be passed on. I pay homage to its journey and its future and pass it along to someone else to appreciate. I hope you enjoy sewing with these lovely fabrics.

All vintage fabrics in AlorasAdorables are gently used unless posted "new old stock". Part of the charm of repurposed vintage is each piece has a history and gently used fabrics may reflect minor signs of age and wear. I strive to avoid disappointing you and disclose the true condition of the fabrics I sell so you can be fully informed before making a buying decision. If I miss the mark write and tell me about it and I will do what I can to make it right.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Etsy requires all sellers to use their Etsy Payment system. Customers are able to choose from a PayPal account (please click on PayPal),
Etsy gift card, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Sofort (Austria and Germany), iDEAL (Netherlands), credit cards and debit/bank cards.

- If you have any questions, please contact shop before buying. Thank you.

LAYAWAYS
Layaways are available for bedspreads only. The terms are nonrefundable 50% down, maximum term is 60 days. No cancellations or returns and all sales are final.

TAXES
I am required to collect sales tax for sales made in my home state only. All other purchasers may be required to pay a use tax to their prospective state as written in their state tax codes.
Shipping
GENERAL SHIPPING INFORMATION - DOMESTIC U.S. ORDERS
- Each year, sometimes more often, the U.S. Postal Service raises shipping rates and so must the shop.
- All postal rates are based upon weight, value, distance, insurance and/or delivery confirmation.
- All orders are triple checked for accuracy, shipped promptly and wrapped securely for transit.
- If a refund is due for excess S&H, it is refunded in whole dollars to your method of payment.
- Orders may require signature confirmation if over $100 and/or you are a new customer or have not shopped the store recently.

COMBINED SHIPPING
~ I do combine shipping and refund overages.
~ If you purchase more than one item in an order you are charged for the heaviest item full charge and each additional item purchased is charged at a discounted rate.
- Every order is sent with a delivery confirmation tracking number that becomes a part of your purchase history with Etsy and/or PayPal. You will be notified via e-mail of the tracking number.
- If shipping to a different address, please add the address to your PayPal account so that your order can be covered by PayPal's guarantee.

DELIVERY TIME
~ Your receipt will show your 'ship by' date. In some circumstances this date may change and you will be notified by convo.
- Please be sure your account has the correct shipping address.
- Once your purchase is mailed it is out of my hands and delivery responsibility is on the shipper (USPS, FedEx or UPS).

INSURING YOUR PURCHASE
~ If insurance is not required for your purchase but you want to add it to your invoice, please notify the shop before your purchase, otherwise you will have to be invoiced separately for the insurance cost.
- AlorasAdorables does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any purchase.
- The post office examines all packages prior to delivery and if the package is damaged they will make a note of the damage. Filing and collecting a refund on an insured purchase claim does not involve the shop and is between the customer and the U.S. Post Office. Please notify the shop if there is a problem in delivery. Be sure to keep all packaging for postal inspection, you may be required to provide photographs. If your item arrives with obvious damage to the package take a photo of the damage for your claim.

DOMESTIC U.S. SHIPPING
- Prices for shipping are taken directly from the USPS publication showing the newest rates. Prices are estimated based upon coast to coast delivery and may be less to your location.
- All orders are hand-carried to a U.S. Postal Service office for mailing and a certificate of mailing is obtained for our records.
- If a refund is due for excess shipping, you will be refunded.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
- All international orders weighing .45 kilograms or 1 pound are considered by the post office to be a "large package" with any dimension in excess of 12 inches and must be sent Priority International Insured with receipt.
- All international orders are hand-carried to a U.S. Postal Service for mailing and a certificate of mailing is obtained. Rates paid are USPS Retail.
~ The USPS publishes a restricted country list. Shops are prevented from shipping to any country where safe delivery cannot be guaranteed or any country where an ongoing conflict interferes with safe mail delivery. If you aren't certain if your country is on the list you can find out by going to www.usps.com.
- Every effort is made to assure your purchases will arrive safely. If you do not choose to purchase insurance the store is not responsible for loss, damage or theft.
- Please check to make sure your purchase is approved by your country's customs laws. Returns are not accepted and refunds are not offered on orders that are confiscated by your country's customs officials.
- Customs Forms and Duty/Use Tax: All customs forms will be filled out with the actual purchase price and product information in compliance with U.S. and international laws.
Refunds and Exchanges
All vintage fabrics in AlorasAdorables are gently used and can be expected to show light wear issues including but not limited to gentle fading. All obvious wear issues are noted in the listing. In the case of an error in the listing by the shop, a refund will be made after you return the fabric. Please notify shop first of any issue with your purchase, do not return it without notifying shop. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer and will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM REQUESTS FOR FABRICS
- When making a custom request for fabric detail the fabric, pattern, color, size, quantity or copy the listing IP address over into your convo.
- Custom orders for fabric squares are not accepted.
- Fabric sizes in a listing are the minimum size you will receive and in most cases fabrics are cut larger than dimensions listed.

CUSTOM ORDERS
- Please be sure to give your desired dimensions when placing a request. There are no returns for custom orders.
- Special requests for upgrades and/or embellishment are not included in the base price quoted in the sample listings.
- Some vintage chenille fabrics shown in custom examples are rare and hard to find and may no longer be available.
~ Price quotes are based upon varying cost of fabrics, size and labor involved.
- AlorasAdorables does not discount for multiple custom orders or sell wholesale.
- I only make one-of-a-kind quilts. Each quilt is designed specifically for the individual customer and will not be an exact duplicate of a sample custom designs. If there is a design you prefer from the samples, I will use it to guide me in making your quilt and may suggest ways to personalize your design.
- Please read the entire listing description and shop policies. By purchasing you are acknowledging you have read, agree with and will comply with policies.
- By making your down payment, you also indicate agreement with the design plan as outlined in our communication record.
- All communication is to take place on Etsy in the form of convos (no telephone or e-mail) so that I have a written record of details of your purchase.
- Custom orders are booked 4-6 weeks in advance or by availability, occasionally longer during holidays.
- I cut fabrics in your preferred color palette and send photos of a proposed layout to you. If there are any changes to the arrangement of fabrics, please let me know within 24 hours so I can meet scheduling demands. If I don't hear anything in that time frame, I will sew the layout as shown In photos. No changes can be made after this time.
- Cancellation after cutting fabrics or other construction has begun will forfeit all monies and supplies. Hours of labor have gone into preparation and the down payment may only cover part of the costs so no refunds, exchanges or credits for future services or products are offered under any circumstance.

IMPORTANT: Certification and testing by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) are utilized in manufacturing but are prohibitively expensive for the individual quilter. No custom order quilt made by AlorasAdorables is certified by CPSIA. We are required by law to notify purchasers of this. You alone are responsible for how you choose to use this quilt and by purchasing and ordering, acknowledge agreement with these policies and release AlorasAdorables and owner(s) from any liability.

COLORS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
~ It is impossible to show the "exact" color on all monitors because resolutions differ between monitors.

NOTICE
Every effort has been made to publish shop policies and guidelines that address all contingencies. AlorasAdorables' shop and policies were implemented with the professional guidance of a business advisor, attorney and other paid and unpaid advisors. This advice was used in preparing published policies and every detail of shop preparation and maintenance in accordance with those guidelines provided by Etsy. Ongoing professional guidance periodically and routinely address issues as they arise.

REFUSAL OF SERVICE
~ AlorasAdorables appreciates courteous, pleasant customers and you will be treated cordially with respect and dignity in return. In the event of a problem, we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who behaves unreasonably, causes unnecessary conflict or gives reason to believe a transaction will not go smoothly.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE
We comply with the spirit of Etsy and respect the intellectual property of others. In regard to Copyright and Fair Use, AlorasAdorables does not give permission to use, fraudulently use, display, copy or share any intellectual property whether printed/published in any aspect of the Etsy store, sent by email or any other means; any content or wording in sections of the store including descriptions; photos; About pages; Policies, and all other written content in the store in compliance with Intellectual Property Law. Using this information to falsely portray, impersonate or misrepresent or defame is considered a misappropriation of intellectual property and Right of Privacy. This includes action to upload, download, post, email, transmit, store or otherwise make available any content in a unlawful, harassing, threatening, harmful, tortuous, defamatory, libelous, abusive, violent, obscene, vulgar, invasive, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive or otherwise objectionable manner. Infringement can lead to legal remedies to collect statutory damages.

More information

Last updated on Sep 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do you refund excess shipping?

Yes. Each fabric cut weighs differently so shipping is estimated. You are refunded everything over shipping and handling costs. I refund in whole dollars.

Do you take custom orders?

I love to fulfill customer's wishes for their custom quilt. Please convo me at lease 4 weeks ahead of your desired delivery date. Also, please read shop policies for custom orders.

Do you accept returns?

Only when we have made an error in your order and only for the fabric being returned or exchanged. You can find more information on the shop policies page.

Do you make quilting kits of your designs?

I do not sell copy kits of my designs. All sold designs shown in listings are one-of-a-kind custom made and are shown only as an example of my work.