patchwork quilts, vintage tablecloths, upcycled glass

Bristol, United Kingdom · 142 Sales


patchwork quilts, vintage tablecloths, upcycled glass

Bristol, United Kingdom 142 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Mirjam Cole

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Mirjam Cole


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Leslie on Dec 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The work on this piece is very very fine. I am grateful to be able to own it.

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Surrounded by fabric...

Some of my earliest memories are of my grandmothers sewing, embroidering, crocheting and knitting. They were always busy with their hands.

This gave me an appreciation of textiles, fabrics and needlework, and the skill and time that went into the crafting of these items. No small wonder then that I have grown to love and collect vintage tablecloths. For me they never fail to excite , the sheer amount of skill, time and love that went into their creation is staggering, and that kind of quality is sadly not often seen now.

I have always been fascinated by quilts and fabrics, I made my first quilt over 20 years ago and then sporadically more as gifts and presents for my friends,god children and family.
I started to amass a wealth of fabric, some old some new. I adore the process of selecting fabrics, cutting up and then putting back together as a new whole. Now I have too many quilts, not enough beds.
I don't have a particular style but I love to use older fabrics as they have a history and previous associations, and I think that this sets my work apart.

I would like to think that in some small way I am continuing my grandmothers traditions and that they would be proud of me.

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    Owner, Maker, Mirjam Cole

    I love quilts and quilting, makery and collecting. I have two fantastic children and a very understanding husband

Shop policies

Last updated on March 20, 2013
Hello and welcome to my shop, I have a fascination for vintage table linen, oh so elegant, and a passion for patchwork quilts. I use a mix of vintage and modern fabrics for my quilt designs . I made my first quilt over 20 years ago, a paper pieced hexagonal number, and I was hooked.

All quilts and tablecloths will be machine washable at 30 degrees unless otherwise stated in the product description.

I will try to describe all my vintage linens as accurately as possible, some have stains and blemishes due to their history and age.... if this is an issue for you then perhaps my vintage items are not for you.

Accepted payment methods

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I accept Paypal payments .

I will also accept, for higher cost items, part payment over three to six months. The value of the item and the relevant shipping cost is split over monthly payments, on receipt of the last payment and confirmation of the shipping address I will ship the item to you. Just let me know if you want this option.

If the last payment is not made the item will no longer be reserved and previous payments will be refundable as shop credits only.

Customers are politely reminded that import duties/ VAT taxes are their responsibility.
Once the shipping address is confirmed and payment is received, I will send the item ,with no frills / tracking, via Royal Mail. If you wish to have this item sent via recorded delivery or secure registered delivery at extra cost please contact me prior to purchase.

Because of the value of the quilts I recommend a signature/ tracking service, just contact me and I can give you a price to get it safely to your part of the world.

I have work commitments but check my shop daily and will try to post out on date of purchase. If this is not possible, the latest I will post out is in 3 working days. I send out a notification after I have shipped your item.

Royal Mail no tracking service aim to deliver within 5 working days, however in my experience , it can take as long as 15 working days or longer if the item is held in customs. Please note that this is something I have no control over. If this is an issue please contact me and I will try to help, the Royal Mail do deliver on a faster time scale but only if tracking etc is paid for.

Customers are politely reminded to check that they have entered the correct postal address at the checkout / on Pay Pal.
Refunds and Exchanges
As a seller I hope that you will be happy with item you receive, however if you are not, then notice of intent to return must be made within 5 days of receipt of item. The item should be returned in its original condition.

The cost of the item will be refunded however Etsy and PayPal fees will not, the buyer will be responsible for the cost of return shipping.

In the unlikely event of any glassware item being received broken in transit ,send me an image of the damage, I will refund the purchase cost .I hope that sounds fair enough to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
For local buyers I am able to offer a memory quilt service, get your dress weight cotton fabric to me,be it your kids clothes, sheets, whatever, and let me turn them into a patchwork quilt with special meaning/memories for you.

I will try faithfully to describe each and every item I sell, however please be aware that the vintage tablecloths and old quilts may have small blemishes that may not launder out, if this is an issue, then perhaps my vintage items may not be the thing for you.

All of my handmade quilts should withstand the odd wash at 30 and be hard wearing enough to withstand normal use, if dry cleaning is needed it will say so in the product description.

All my tablecloths will have been washed on a 30 degree wash in biological powder , line dried ( weather permitting) and pressed. I do not use starch or press creases into my tablecloths. If the tablecloth has not been washed I will say so in the items description.