Announcement It's a great day for something handmade! I've been creating handmade quilts for more than 20 years, and I love every step. I also upcycle or repurpose to make special, one of a kind items. Every handmade item in my shop is made by me- the "destash" items are a result of too many ideas but not enough time or storage! :-). Every day is an opportunity for a new artistic adventure. Feel free to convo me with any questions.
It's a great day for something handmade! I've been creating handmade quilts for more than 20 years, and I love every step. I also upcycle or repurpose to make special, one of a kind items. Every handmade item in my shop is made by me- the "destash" items are a result of too many ideas but not enough time or storage! :-). Every day is an opportunity for a new artistic adventure. Feel free to convo me with any questions.
celenethelen on Feb 15, 2017
Really cute and quick ship
Roly on Jan 11, 2017
Excellent seller. Love it. Thank you :))
Every day is a little different
My shop is named for the two items my dogs love to steal- one swipes my leather thimble, and the other likes to make off with my thread spools.
When I'm not retrieving my supplies, or keeping up with my sweet little girl, I sew. I design and make every piece myself, start to finish. I buy fabric, wash it, iron it, cut it up, and make something completely different. I own a variety of machines: sewing, serger, and long arm quilting machine- and they all have their uses. I also enjoy the handwork that I started with originally, so I have some hand-quilted items for sale. These obviously take more time, so I offer them only rarely.
I've never met a fiber art I didn't like, so I have a variety available in my shop. Quilting, yarn, buttons...every piece is a chance to do something different, so most of my items are One of a Kind.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Designer, sewer, shipper, and quilter! I've had a needle in my hand and thread stuck to my clothes for as long as I can remember. I make every finished item in my shop. Destash items are the result of having big plans but not enough hours in the day!
This little lady lets me know if something looks yucky. She generally recommends more buttons.
I design, create, and finish all pieces in my non-smoking home.
Most of my items are one of a kind.
My newly-made baby quilts and bed quilts are meant to be used every day, washed, and used again. They are constructed with many of the same techniques that your grandmother might have used, but with modern fabrics and tools to speed up the process.
Items containing repurposed fabrics will be clearly described, as antique fabric items require gentler care.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please contact me before purchase if you would prefer a different carrier or Express shipping. I will set up a custom listing for you, reflecting the appropriate fees.
If your country is not listed, please contact me about shipping outside the U.S. Buyer is responsible for paying all customs fees.
Combined shipping is offered for all items from one order going to the same address. Items from different orders, or multiple items going to multiple addresses, do not qualify for combined shipping.
Purchase will be shipped to the shipping address that appears on your Etsy or Paypal account. If you would like your order sent to a different address, please note the desired address on the checkout page. If the item is a gift, please let me know so that I do not include the invoice.
Once an order has shipped, the shipping company is responsible for transit time. Please allow up to 2 (two) weeks after the ship date for Domestic packages, and up to 2 (two) months for International.
International buyers are responsible for all customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
With the exception of destash supplies, I make everything myself. If an item you were interested in has sold, or you would like a custom item, please contact me. Due to the up cycled / recycled nature of some items, exact duplication may not be possible.
Do you know how to wash a quilt? For *preservation* cool water, special soap, and an afternoon of rinsing is recommended. For *everyday quilts* (most of mine are everyday quilts) the process is much simpler! I wash all my household quilts in the washing machine, with cold water, a gentle cycle, and about half the detergent I usually use for clothes. I then tumble them dry on a gentle cycle. Some people don't like the "puckered" look of antique quilts, so they dry them flat. NEVER hang a quilt to dry. The fabric and stitching cannot handle the weight of the water, especially if a good-quality cotton batting is used. The fabric will tear, and the stitching pops. It is very sad.
But how do I hang a wall quilt? It's so easy! Please keep in mind that direct sunlight fades fabric very quickly, so choose your display site carefully. For small quilts (less than bed size), I buy Command Hooks and a dowel- both are available at large general stores, hardware stores, and craft stores. Choose a dowel that is sturdy, but fits into the Hook. You will need two to four hooks per dowel, depending on how heavily the quilt is embellished. The Command Hooks have a foam sticker that applies to the wall. You apply the sticker just under where you want the top of the quilt to be, and squish the hook on top of it. Then you slide the dowel into the quilts hanging sleeve (trimming the dowel if it sticks out the sides), pop the fabric-covered dowel into the hooks, and you're done! The hardest part is picking up the slippery sticker-backing paper!
For quilts that are bed sized, it's best to buy a hanger manufactured for hanging large quilts. There are amazing craftspeople who make lovely items to hang quilts right here on Etsy.