Handmade Modern Baby Quilts + Minky

Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 5059 Sales


Handmade Modern Baby Quilts + Minky

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 5059 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Contemporary baby quilts + super soft minky or organic cotton flannel on the back… crib sheets and changing pad covers to match. Current turnaround time is 1-3 weeks. Thanks ... and have fun shopping!


Last updated on Jan 5, 2017

Contemporary baby quilts + super soft minky or organic cotton flannel on the back… crib sheets and changing pad covers to match. Current turnaround time is 1-3 weeks. Thanks ... and have fun shopping!

Fern Leslie

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Fern Leslie

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I spotted my stocking as "Etsy Item of the Day" on the Elf Blog over at northpole.com
I now have newborn size car seat strap covers for those first couple of months when not as much length is needed to reach over baby's shoulders.
One of my newest quilts.
Don't forget a matching sheet, changing pad cover, and carseat strap covers.
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Bringing My Artist’s Palette To Your Baby’s Nursery

For me it’s all about color . . . the intense, pure color of designer fabric . . . the feel of it in my hands . . . and stitching a well-constructed work of art that adds comfort and interest to a baby's world.

Years ago I worked my way through college as a production sewer in a traditional factory – one shoulder seam after another – all day long – thousands of shoulders – day after day – week after week – on a super fast Merrow machine. . . . and I loved it. I honed every micro-movement of my body until I worked at peak efficiency. I was a smooth running machine – in the flow – a meditation. I found it peaceful and mentally freeing. To this day I carry the knowledge of stitching quality work with speed and efficiency.

After design school I started making quilts for fun. I was a purist - using traditional quilt patterns and no sewing machine - just a needle and a spool of thread. But only one quilt a year was a bit slow, so I revved-up my sewing machine and, with my art and design background, I started designing and creating one-of-a-kind wall quilts, and commissioned wall hangings.

Years later, after raising four fantastic kids, I mixed my love of fabric with my oil-painting-artist-self and, using fabric as my paint, began stitching works of art which I framed and, gosh-forbid, placed behind glass. I opened a small gallery/studio on the main drag through town where one day I decided to make a baby quilt just because I like making stuff for babies. I put it in the window . . . and one thing led to another. I soon found that baby quilts pay the bills so much faster than art. Shortly thereafter I discovered Etsy . . . and here I am . . . loving every minute.

I've recently moved to a large, two room studio within the jutting roofline of a downtown professional building. It’s a space of efficiency, peace, and beauty . . . set up for a smooth work flow, where I am surrounded by good music and designer colors – pure heaven. I send the good vibes out with each of my items - to you and all of your babies.

What’s next for me? Hmm. . . . I’ve been studying fabric design . . . just itching to design my own fabric . . . choose my own colors . . . and stitch it all together for you.

Thanks for all of your compliments, photos, and touching stories - and for being such great customers. I’m honored to play a tiny part in the life of your family.



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  • Fern Leslie


    I DO IT ALL......Order Supplies ...Design ...Cut ...Sew ...Make ...Photograph ...Write ...Upload ... Communicate ...Package ... Ship ...then Sit Back and Imagine your babies in the midst of all the color.

  • Heather

    Stocking Maker Extraordinaire

    Heather, the wizard of strip piecing, is my niece and has been apprenticing with me in my studio during school vacations since she was 12. Her disciplined sewing shows in every Christmas stocking she makes. She hopes one day to be a doctor.

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Last updated on January 5, 2017
Welcome! I hope you find what you are looking for. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Residents of Massachusetts: state taxes will be added to your order at checkout.
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Please note that I am not responsible for lost packages that have been marked as delivered by the USPS.
If you would like your package insured, or signature confirmation, let me know as it will be an additional cost.

Delivery Confirmation is included for First-Class International packages going to the following countries:
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland.
I am not responsible for any lost packages. If you would like to add insurance please contact me.
International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Delays due to customs vary by country.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are not pleased with your purchase contact me immediately. You may return it for a refund or exchange.
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
Returned items must be in original condition and returned within 14 days of receipt.
Because of the nature of certain customized items it may be subject to a 20% restocking fee.

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Last updated on Jan 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What are the timeframes for the different shipping options?

I have added shipping options for my stocking orders only.
These are the USPS timeframes for items in transit to your destination.
…First Class Package Services 2-5 days
...Priority Mail 1-3 days
…Priority Mail Express 1-2 days
…First Class International Pkg Service - ship time varies
…Priority Mail International 6-10 days
…Priority Express International 3-5 days