anotherghostquilts

Hand quilted quilts for sale, custom fabric bundles

Maine, United States · 487 Sales

anotherghostquilts

Hand quilted quilts for sale, custom fabric bundles

Maine, United States 487 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(234)

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Nancy

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Announcement   Hauntingly Beautiful Handmade quilts crafted the old-fashioned way.


Welcome to my shop.

In this fast-paced world, it has become increasingly difficult to find quilts that have been quilted by hand, especially larger bed quilts. Anotherghost quilts feature both traditional and modern quilt patterns made with designer fabrics in stunning combinations, and they are crafted the old-fashioned way. I often piece by hand and I always hand quilt. I love the personality, softness, and old-world look that only hand quilting imparts. Past customers say that what attracts them to Anotherghost quilts is the soft handmade look, the top quality fabrics in unexpected yet aesthetically pleasing color combinations, carefully chosen backings and bindings, and the customized labels.

Please see my ABOUT page for details on the quilts and my FAQs on quilt-buying.
Thank you for visiting Anotherghost, and for your support of the handmade community.

-Nancy Downey, CEP (Chief Executive Patchworker)
Anotherghost Quilts
Hauntingly Beautiful Handmade Quilts

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Last updated on Oct 18, 2016

Hauntingly Beautiful Handmade quilts crafted the old-fashioned way.


Welcome to my shop.

In this fast-paced world, it has become increasingly difficult to find quilts that have been quilted by hand, especially larger bed quilts. Anotherghost quilts feature both traditional and modern quilt patterns made with designer fabrics in stunning combinations, and they are crafted the old-fashioned way. I often piece by hand and I always hand quilt. I love the personality, softness, and old-world look that only hand quilting imparts. Past customers say that what attracts them to Anotherghost quilts is the soft handmade look, the top quality fabrics in unexpected yet aesthetically pleasing color combinations, carefully chosen backings and bindings, and the customized labels.

Please see my ABOUT page for details on the quilts and my FAQs on quilt-buying.
Thank you for visiting Anotherghost, and for your support of the handmade community.

-Nancy Downey, CEP (Chief Executive Patchworker)
Anotherghost Quilts
Hauntingly Beautiful Handmade Quilts

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BunnyHillFarms

BunnyHillFarms on Nov 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This fabric is stunning! Soft, pillow case top quality cotton. I'll probably use it for something else, but I wish this beautiful fabric covered my pillow tonight. Thanks Nancy.

kitchengreen

kitchengreen on Nov 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I admired this quilt a while before purchasing, then knew I had to have it. And it did not disappoint! Lovely quilt, so so happy it's mine! Communication great as well. Thank you!

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Here's the queen sized quilt I've been hand quilting all winter, Early Spring. I love to use this Philip Jacobs begonia print as backing. The patchwork is a very serene, modern palette, lovely out of print Marcia Derse. I hope to have it up in April!

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Anotherghost Quilts ... Hauntingly Beautiful Handmade Quilts, specializing in bed quilts

"She measured nothing. But she used
all notions of rough equality
to scissor the unlike prints similar,
then sewed them back together to clash."
- from a poem by Sandra McPherson

"Never hurry when it counts."
- Joanne Carner (Big Mama)

Quiltmaking, for me, is a labor of love. While I understand the time crunch in today's fast-paced world, I still believe it takes time to make something truly beautiful. And so, I craft my quilts the old-fashioned way.

I love the smallness and tedium of patchwork and hand quilting, the patience it both teaches and requires, the opportunity to feed my compulsion to work with color and hoard my favorite fabrics, the chance to combine beauty and functionality into something as elemental as a quilt in all its warmth and comfort. I love the personality, softness, and old world look that only hand quilting imparts.

A highly skilled hand quilter and patchworker, I have honed my techniques for over twenty years. I design my own quilts based on my interpretations of traditional quilt patterns that have lasted for generations.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON QUILT-BUYING

1) WHAT IS A QUILT?
A quilt is not just a blanket. Technically, a quilt consists of three layers: a patchwork or whole-cloth top, batting on the inside (varies in loft and material from traditional low-loft cotton to puffy comforter-type thick loft in cotton, poly, a blend of the two, or wool.) The quilting in a quilt refers to the stitches that hold the three layers together. These can be done by hand or machine. The quilting stitches in a quilt are typically what give it its texture. There are some exceptions to this - for instance a log cabin quilt consists of many narrow strips and is often tie-quilted. The texture in this case comes from the many pieces or "logs". In a patchwork or whole cloth quilt, hand quilting gives quilts wonderful texture and bumpiness because the stitches can be pulled tightly by the quilter. Washing a quilt and gently drying it will also cause the inner batting to shrink a bit and this also gives that wonderful texture, but be careful about washing and especially drying an heirloom quilt. A good quilter will include care instructions with your quilt.

2) WHY BUY A QUILT?
A nicely made quilt is both functional and beautiful. Most quilters will tell you that they derive great satisfaction from the opportunity to combine beauty and practicality into their craft. The layering provides great warmth and comfort as well as durability, which is why a well-made quilt may be handed down from generation to generation. Quilts make special gifts, add a cozy feel to any space, and come in styles to fit any decor, from traditional to contemporary. Quilts also look great on the wall, and "art" quilts are made expressly for this purpose. It's important to hang a quilt properly so that the weight is evenly distributed to prevent stretching. Most quilters will add a hanging sleeve upon request. The buyer can then slip a dowel cut to size and easily hang a quilt on the wall. Art quilts and wall hangings are a wonderful decorative alternative to paintings and prints and add dimension and charm to any room.

3) QUILT SIZES SEEM TO VARY GREATLY. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SIZE TO BUY?

Standard mattress sizes (in inches) are as follows:

Crib 28 x 52
Twin 39 x 75 long (dormitory) twin 39 x 80
Full (double) 54 x 75
Queen 60 x 80
King 76 x 80
California King 72 x 84

The size quilt you choose depends on how much overhang you prefer on the sides and bottom, and whether or not you want a pillow-tuck at the top. Many buyers say that if they see a quilt they absolutely love, they buy it and find a place for it. Most quilters will work with you on customizing a quilt to the size you need.

4) WHY DO QUILT PRICES VARY SO MUCH?

The advent of e-commerce has made quilts more affordable by eliminating the shop-keeper middle person. Prices vary widely depending on the size of the quilt, and the quality and cost of the fabric. This is important because a quilt is only as nice as the fabric with which it is made. Top quality designer cotton fabric costs 10.00 or 11.00 dollars a yard. Many quilters have serious fabric addictions and keep their eye out for sales and pass the savings on to the buyer. The third factor in price variance is the type and amount of quilting. A quilt that is simply pieced in large squares and tied will cost much less than an intricately pieced patchwork with lots of dense, fine hand quilting. With the invention of the long-arm quilting machine, many quilters now quilt by machine.

Crafting a quilt is a labor-intensive process. It requires designing, cutting, piecing, marking, layering, basting, quilting, binding, and labeling.

The key to buying a quilt that you love is to find a quilter whose taste, artistic eye, and design style correspond to yours. There is a quilt out there for every buyer.

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  • Nancy

    Owner, Chief Executive Patchworker

    My customers say three things distinguish my quilts: my unique sense of design in mixing contemporary fabrics with traditional patterns, my intuitive ability to read color, and the truly handmade look I get by hand quilting in small, even stitches.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 22, 2015
My goal is to provide you a beautiful handmade quilt that will bring you years of beauty, warmth, and comfort. I strive to exceed your expectations. Photos don't do my quilts justice and my hope is that you will open your quilt and gasp with delight! Please see my profile and ABOUT page for detailed information on the quilts.

Quilters, I also sell fabric bundles which will help you with your designs. I am currently destashing many early Kaffe Fassett collective prints that are out of print and hard to find. I'm known for my ability to read color and put together stunning combinations. If you'd like me to customize a bundle, please send me a convo. If you are in search of a particular fabric, please feel free to ask.

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Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards, (you can use them through the Paypal web site even if you don't have a Paypal account or directly through direct checkout), and money orders. If I don't receive payment within 48 hours of your purchase, I will assume you have changed your mind and will relist the item. I am willing to work out lay-away and installment plans with a deposit and with the understanding that the quilt will ship only upon completion of payment. Payment plans are interest free, but I ask the buyer to pay fees charged by paypal for each installment. Deposits and installment payments are non-refundable.

Maine sales tax applies for Maine customers.

If I have overcharged for shipping by 2.00 or more, I will refund via paypal.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within 24-48 hours of payment. I ship on business days, Monday through Friday, so orders placed on Friday will ship the following Monday. I typically use USPS priority flat rate. Tracking information will be supplied. If you need your item sooner, or prefer a different shipping method, please convo me to make arrangements. If you would like insurance, you MUST convo me in advance of purchase so that I can add it to your shipping cost.

International customers are responsible for customs fees. I must be truthful on the customs forms about what I am shipping. If you live outside the U.S. and have questions about shipping, please convo me in advance of purchasing. Thanks!

If I have overcharged for shipping by 2.00 or more, I will refund you via your payment method.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not happy with your quilt for any reason, you may return it. I do require that you insure it when you ship it back.

I do not accept returns for fabric once it is cut unless it is defective or I sent the wrong colorway.
Deposits for layaway are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Unfortunately, I am not able to accept any custom orders at this time.