OrchidFabricDecor

Quilts, Wallhangings, Totes, Tablerunners and more

Silver Spring, Maryland · 64 Sales

OrchidFabricDecor

Quilts, Wallhangings, Totes, Tablerunners and more

Silver Spring, Maryland 64 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(26)

Shop owner

Ilse

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Announcement   Welcome to Orchid Fabric Decor! Here you will find quilts, bags and purses, table runners, placemats, potholders and eyeglass cases all handmade by me - strictly from orchid themed fabrics. Take a look around and let me know if you like something - I'd love to hear from you!

Please also visit my other Etsy shop where I show similar products featuring floral prints as well as dogs and cat prints -- https://www.etsy.com/shop/isewtotes

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2016

Welcome to Orchid Fabric Decor! Here you will find quilts, bags and purses, table runners, placemats, potholders and eyeglass cases all handmade by me - strictly from orchid themed fabrics. Take a look around and let me know if you like something - I'd love to hear from you!

Please also visit my other Etsy shop where I show similar products featuring floral prints as well as dogs and cat prints -- https://www.etsy.com/shop/isewtotes

Ilse

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(26)
J P

J P on Feb 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such a lovely piece! I am so happy to have purchased this item (and with very fast shipping). I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is even more beautiful than depicted in the photo. Thank you so much!

SeductiveBodyWorks

SeductiveBodyWorks on May 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are perfect.. the photo doesn't do them justice! Really nice quality handmade items. Super friendly seller and shipped my order on time. I would definitely recommend this shop!! Thank you.:)

Beth Auch

Beth Auch on Mar 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The potholders are WONDERFUL!! Beautifully made and beautifully packaged. They are for a bridal shower and will surely be a hit. Many thanks!!

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About

Sewing is a way of life

I was born in Germany and sewing is probably in my genes passed down from my grandfather to my mother and then to me. Although I never new my grandfather, the remnants of his tailor shop were a distinct presence in the house where I grew up. Most of all there was one of those old treadle machine which everyone in the family knew how to use -- or at least tried to. Clothes you didn't buy - you make your own. I remember how thrilled I was at the age of 13 when I got my first store-bought jeans!

Once I came to the States, I sewed even before I my first child was born. For years I made my own as well as my children's clothes. When my daughter was 4 yrs old I started working for a drapery business and after about 16 yrs I went out on my own. Then there was a hiatus of about 10-15 years when I sewed very little because I went back to school to get my degree in German Literature and Culture.

About 6 to 8 years ago I began helping our local Botanical Garden with fundraising by making tote bags and potholders with orchid themes for their annual orchid show. Eventually this evolved into becoming more creative -- I added table runners, place mats, eye glass cases and gift bags. And along the way I remembered a promise I had made to myself years earlier: "When I'm retired I'll learn how to quilt". I love the creative aspect of working with fabrics, shapes, colors and especially those beautiful orchid prints. My latest discovery is the "attic window" pattern which always incites me to new and different designs.

I opened my Etsy shop several years ago when I taught Annie, my granddaughter to sew. She was just past the teenage and, of course, knew her way around the internet. She introduced me to Etsy and I now have shops -- this one devoted to all things "orchid", the other to general floral designs as well as cat and dog themed fabrics. Please also visit my other shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ISewTotes

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  • Ilse

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    I learned sewing during my elementary school years in Germany. First I sewed for my children and later professionally when I got into the drapery business. Now it's mostly for fun!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2013
Welcome to OrchidFabricDecor!

As the name indicates: all the items in this shop have an orchid theme. I work cotton prints and decorator fabrics to create quilts, duffle bags, smaller gift bags, wine bottle bags, eyeglass cases, potholders, hotpads and place mats .

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
  • Money Order
Payment
Personal Check, Paypal, Credit Card
Shipping
USPS, first class. Shipped within 2-4 days of receiving order of all finished items.
Your choice of added insurance.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges are possible if you contact me within 3 days of receiving the item. It must be unused and still in its original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will do custom order items on a limited basis - convo me and maybe we can work something out.
No whole sale or consignment.