ellengracequilts

New York, United States · 9 Sales

ellengracequilts

New York, United States 9 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   welcome to ellen grace quilts!

my handcrafted quilts are machine pieced & straight line quilted in my brooklyn apartment. i love to combine modern design & quilting with vintage & upcycled fabrics. a lot of love goes into my quilts- from choosing the fabrics to the final stitch of the binding- & it is so fun watching them come together! my heirloom quality quilts make great gifts for a new baby & work perfectly in the crib or stroller or on the floor for tummy time.

all of my quilts are made in a smoke-free, pet-free environment with 100% cotton Gutermann thread, 100% cotton Warm & Natural/White batting, & 100% cotton background material.
the vast majority of my blocks & backs are 100% cotton vintage bed sheets, although some are without tags & may be a 50/50 poly blend.
they are all very soft & in excellent vintage condition.
i machine wash & dry all of my finished quilts to give them that sweet crinkly look & feel.

i hope you enjoy looking & come back again!
ellen

Announcement

welcome to ellen grace quilts!

my handcrafted quilts are machine pieced & straight line quilted in my brooklyn apartment. i love to combine modern design & quilting with vintage & upcycled fabrics. a lot of love goes into my quilts- from choosing the fabrics to the final stitch of the binding- & it is so fun watching them come together! my heirloom quality quilts make great gifts for a new baby & work perfectly in the crib or stroller or on the floor for tummy time.

all of my quilts are made in a smoke-free, pet-free environment with 100% cotton Gutermann thread, 100% cotton Warm & Natural/White batting, & 100% cotton background material.
the vast majority of my blocks & backs are 100% cotton vintage bed sheets, although some are without tags & may be a 50/50 poly blend.
they are all very soft & in excellent vintage condition.
i machine wash & dry all of my finished quilts to give them that sweet crinkly look & feel.

i hope you enjoy looking & come back again!
ellen

ellen ruden

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ellen ruden

Reviews

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Anonymous on Feb 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Ellen's baby bibs are the cutest things ever! Very well made and worth every penny. Just adorable. I can't wait to see Jack and Viv in them! Thank you Ellen!

Anonymous on Jan 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

a lovely, so American and so comfortable quilt.

Anonymous on Oct 11, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

super-cute. soft. washable. retro. adorable.

Anonymous on Oct 11, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

even more adorable irl. love the retro feeling. very cute and lovely. the snap snaps easily for putting the bib on and taking it off. great!

About

"hey, can i borrow your sewing machine...?"

so, my friend, jen, was due with her 1st baby & i was talking to her about what i was going to make for him... i usually crochet baby blankets for all of my friends' kids, but i had been tossing around the idea of trying my hand at a quilt & she was all for it... after borrowing my friend, marilyn's, sewing machine (thanks marilyn!) & after LOTS of questions (thanks google, youtube & aunt jane!) i was ready to dive in... i have always been artistic & crafty, good at math, a perfectionist & a lover of good design, so quilting fell into place pretty naturally.

there is something very enjoyable about each part of the process for me (well, ok, maybe not the ironing...) i love buying fabric & searching for patterns & schemes that will work together... i enjoy cutting out the blocks- something about that precision & quiet concentration feels very purposeful... i think it's fun to lay out the pattern & decide where each block looks best- it's kind of like putting a puzzle together & it's the first "real" look at the vision that has been in my head... piecing the front is exciting as i watch it all start to come together & i often keep working long after i planned to take a break because i just can't wait to see what its going to look like... pinning the quilt sandwich with the back & batting is another part where the perfectionist in me gets a lot of satisfaction & then it's FINALLY time to start the actual quilting! i put on some great music & settle in for several hours of sewing straight lines back & forth- i try to get very Zen with the quilting & it usually doesn't take long to get into a good groove... then all that's left is the binding & when it's all done i literally RACE to get it into the washer & out of the dryer so it can achieve its "official quilt" status- all crinkly & sweet... i seriously almost can't stand it... :)

all of my quilts are made by me in my cute little brooklyn apartment... my bedroom is finally fulfilling its destiny as a fabric & supply stash & my cutting mat fits PERFECTLY on my desk from iowa that i have dragged around with me since 1994... it's about time that desk started living up to its potential... i do all of the actual sewing on my beautiful new machine at my kitchen table. (Brother CS6000i- it sews like a dream!) i waitress 4 nights a week & have always been a night owl, so i typically don't go to bed until 6am & i'm often happily sewing into the wee hours of the morning...

i'm a big fan of re-using & upcycling things that still have plenty of life in them- that's probably the iowa girl in me... i love to use vintage bed sheets in my quilts- they are just so sweet & soft & well loved... i am always coming across floral patterns that remind me of sheets i had or that my parents had & there are several striped ones that i remember on my brothers' beds... i really like mixing that sense of the past with my contemporary quilt pattern & modern straight line quilting... i think it makes for a lovely combination of "now & then" with a classic & timeless appeal.

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  • ellen ruden

    Owner, Designer

    i'm happiest when I'm creating something- from sewing sweet little quilts or taking beautiful photos to decorating my apartment or baking delicious desserts... I believe in trying to leave the world a little bit cuter than how i found it... :)

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Last updated on January 11, 2013

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