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Knoxville, Tennessee

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BecauseGodSaidSew is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello All - I have started a new full time job and need to take a little time to get adjusted to my new "normal." The shop will be on vacation mode starting now and going through February. I will be completing the orders that I have, but will not be taking new orders during this vacation. Thanks so much for all of your support. Tina

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 29, 2021

Hello All - I have started a new full time job and need to take a little time to get adjusted to my new "normal." The shop will be on vacation mode starting now and going through February. I will be completing the orders that I have, but will not be taking new orders during this vacation. Thanks so much for all of your support. Tina

Tina McCarter

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About BecauseGodSaidSew

Sales 1,277
On Etsy since 2015

Hi, I'm Tina


It's so nice to meet you. I'm Tina and the owner of Because God Said Sew. I love embroidery and quilting and have been doing it for about 10 years now, but have been doing crafts for my whole life.

I have 2 sons - my oldest is married with a daughter and my youngest is still single (hope he doesn't read this, he will kill me).

In addition to my humans, I also love animals. All animals, but mostly dogs. I have 4 fur babies.

Faith is a boxer mix who got her name because my youngest is a Marine veteran who told me Semper Fi means "keep the faith." I thought I was going to die when he went to the Marines so Faith came into my life to keep me company.

Moses is a black and tan dachshund who is sure that he rules the roost around here.

Diesel is a dachshund and basset mix. He is my little old man. I rescued him from an animal shelter. He was heartworm positive. Luckily I had the money at the time to get him treated so he overcame heartworms.

Emme (her name is really spelled ME, but that's too confusing) is my sweet and sassy girl. She is a Great Pyredane - a cross between a Great Dane and a Great Pyrenees. Yes, she is huge. She is my rock and has loved me unconditionally and been my shoulder to cry on.

I hope you enjoy my shop and look forward to working with you to meet your embroidery and quilting needs.

Shop members

  • Tina McCarter

    Owner, Creator

    I'm the general flunky around here and do everything including customer service, designing items, stitching the designs, sewing, making quilts, quilting my quilts and quilts where others have pieced the tops and finally mailing out the orders. Most days I get lots done, but some days my dachshunds, Winston and Diesel, demand that I take multiple doxy breaks.

  • Moses

    The Big Boss

    My name is Moses, but I go by Mo for short. My humans might own the place, but I am the boss. Mom doesn't know what she would do without me and I don't know what I would do without her.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2017
Welcome to Because God Said Sew.

Embroidery and quilted items you see in our shop have been handmade or embellished by us. We hope you will love them as much as we have loved making them. In addition to finished items, we also provide custom embroidery and quilting services including personalized embroidery items and longarm quilting.

Thanks for stopping by our shop. If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to send us a convo. Questions are always welcome!


Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final. If there is an issue with an order, please contact us within 24 hours of receiving the merchandise. We will do our best to work with you on every order so that you are satisfied with your purchase. Please remember that colors may vary slightly from monitor to monitor.

We offer a 30 day refund or exchange policy on any defective items. If the item does not meet your expectations within 30 days of purchase, we will refund the purchase price or provide an equivalent item. Please contact us before returning the item. The defective item must be returned prior to refund or replacement item being shipped. Shipping costs for the returned item will be the responsibility of the buyer.

Returns and exchanges are on a case-by-case basis.

Returns are accepted if the item is not as described or is defective only. Must be approved by seller prior to returning. Please provide a tracking number for all returned items - USPS includes tracking numbers for first class package postage at no additional cost. Upon receipt, we will conduct our inspection. If we deem that a refund is needed, refund will be issued within 3-5 days of receiving return or we will exchange item at no additional cost.
Credit card payments are excepted through Paypal.

Payments must be made at the time of purchase.
Please double check your shipping address on Etsy to be certain your item is being shipped to the appropriate address.

Shipping rates are calculated using the dimensions and weight of each item along with the USPS Priority Mail® or USPS Parcel Post® rates. Once your item is shipped, you will receive a shipping notification and a tracking number for your convenience. Processing can take up to 1-2 days from the time you receive this notification. Delivery generally takes 2-10 business days for domestic orders, depending on the shipping method you have selected.

Processing times are noted in the listing; all custom orders will take 1-2 weeks to complete, if it will be any longer than this you will receive a notification from us. Some of our items are available with shipping upgrades, you can see these options in the shipping upgrades pull-down menu after adding the item to your cart.

Your purchase will be packaged using as much recycled shipping material as possible to keep your shipping costs low. We ship to the address as noted on your Etsy order. If you notice this address is incorrect--please contact us immediately.

International Shipping - please note that any international orders will incur higher charges that shipping within the US. There may also be customs charges/taxes levied by your country for which you are responsible. By law, we are not allowed to pay these customs fees/taxes on your behalf. Please note also that we are not responsible for the amount of time items are held in customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that these are handmade items and may differ slightly from the items pictured in the photograph in the listing. These items are normally made when ordered and are not sitting on a shelf ready to send out like they are in a big box store. That's the reason for the turnaround time on items. We go out of our way to make items we are proud of and you will be proud to own. If you have a problem with the item you receive, please contact us!