MaidenJane

Custom Sewing, Memory Quilts, Oversized Beach Totes

Cleveland, Ohio · 1083 Sales

MaidenJane

Custom Sewing, Memory Quilts, Oversized Beach Totes

Cleveland, Ohio 1083 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(291)

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Jane

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Announcement   ALL HOLIDAY ORDERS CLOSED. THANK YOU!

Custom Sewing Studio specializing in Memory T Shirt Quilts, Pillows, Oversized Totes, Upcycled Creations, Seat Cushions

Turnaround times for blankets: 7 months. For pillows: 2 to 4 weeks. Please inquire for specific dates.

NOW ACCEPTING ORDERS FOR 2017!

As a custom studio, I will work with you via email or phone, so don't hesitate to contact me with your questions.

Follow my Facebook page for product updates:
http://www.facebook.com/maidenjanedesigns

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Last updated on Nov 22, 2016

ALL HOLIDAY ORDERS CLOSED. THANK YOU!

Custom Sewing Studio specializing in Memory T Shirt Quilts, Pillows, Oversized Totes, Upcycled Creations, Seat Cushions

Turnaround times for blankets: 7 months. For pillows: 2 to 4 weeks. Please inquire for specific dates.

NOW ACCEPTING ORDERS FOR 2017!

As a custom studio, I will work with you via email or phone, so don't hesitate to contact me with your questions.

Follow my Facebook page for product updates:
http://www.facebook.com/maidenjanedesigns

Jane

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Jane

Typewriter Zip Pouch - Purse - Tote
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(291)
kljcpa

kljcpa on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Jane did such an amazing job with the angel ornaments. After I lost my Dad and sent her his shirt, my Mom died suddenly. So I sent Jane one of her shirts also and she incorporated both shirts into the angel ornaments for me, my siblings and their two grandchildren. With the leftover shirt fabric she made me a memorial pillow cover, using the buttoned side of Dad's shirt as the opening for the pillow (at no additional charge!). What wonderful remembrances of my wonderful parents ♥♥. Thanks Jane!

Tamra K

Tamra K on Nov 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous!!!! My baby girl and baby boy memory quilts are incredible! They came out perfectly. I cried when I opened them because I love them so much. Worth every penny!!! THANK YOU!

carrieanna1

carrieanna1 on Nov 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love it, it turned out even better than I had hoped for! Thank you Jane!!!

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T shirt memory pillow cases make great gifts!

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A pillow case made using one t shirt appliqués onto sweatshirt fleece.

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A cozy, adorable blanket made from baby clothes. The 64 block uses a smaller block size (6")
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About

Sew Practical, Sew Pretty

Grab a cup of coffee and let's talk! As a custom sewing studio, I work directly with you, the customer, to create what you envision. I am willing to work with you via email or phone. Sometimes, by the end of a project, my customers feel like old friends!

I am a practical person who values quality. My products are inspired by my needs or my customers' needs.

I designed an oversized beach tote because hauling a lot of stuff to the beach was difficult with four kids in tow. My bags can hold 10 towels!

I love to find new uses for old materials. A sweatshirt becomes a tote, a coffee sack becomes an apron and T shirts become T Shirt Memory Quilts!

Every quilt tells a story. It might be the story of a high school teen about to embark on college. It might be the story of a beloved father who passed away. Maybe it is the story about all the 5Ks you have completed. Whatever the story is, I strive to preserve it in a tangible way. I also preserve it in a practical way: my quilt blankets are meant to be used, washed, hugged, and loved!

I look forward to working with you!

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  • Jane

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Welcome to my custom sewing studio, a manufacturing plant of one. Handmade means it passes through my hands - fun for me and quality for you!

Manufacturers

  • Spoonflower

    North Carolina, United States

    Spoonflower is a company that enables designers to create their own fabric. I can upload a design online, select the type of fabric on which I want it printed, and it is digitally printed onto fabric.

  • Pillow Cubes

    Jefferson City, TN, United States

    I have used pillow inserts from Pillow Cubes in my home and am very happy with the quality. They make their pillow forms by hand with commercial sewing machines.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What is your turnaround time?

I can make a quilt blanket in a relatively short period of time. However, the turnaround time depends on the number of items in my custom sewing queue. It is best to plan as far as possible in advance, especially if you are considering giving one as a gift in December(holidays) or May (graduations). You can request a rush order. If I can accommodate you, there will be a $25 additional charge.

Care instructions

The blankets are machine washable. Machine was cool and tumble dry low. If you would like to press the top of the quilt, press gently using a press cloth or handkerchief so that you do not melt the T Shirt motifs.

Are these blankets traditional quilts with batting?

No. A traditional quilt is made of three layers: the top, a middle layer of batting and a cotton bottom. The batting can shift and bunch so the quilt has to be stitched or “quilted” through the three layers. Maiden Jane blankets have two layers: the top and a cozy fleece bottom. There is no need for batting. The blankets are top-stitched and tacked down to keep the layers stable. The fleece provides a cozy and comfortable backing that is not as stiff as a traditional quilt. I can make a traditional quilt but the cost and time involved increases significantly.

Are these blankets as durable as traditional quilts?

I have made these quilts for over ten years. My customers testify that they are quite durable. My own children have used their blankets at college as throws and picnic blankets. They wash up very nicely. Will they be heirlooms in 100 years? I don’t know! But they are surely a “practical and pretty” way to get T Shirts out of your closet and drawers!

Do you use interfacing?

I use interfacing on shirts that are extremely worn or have holes in them. I also use them in the blankets that are sewn to cotton fabrics. This is mainly for ease of construction.

Can I use the front and back of a shirt?

Yes!

Can I combine two shirts into one block?

Yes! If the sizing is right, I can often take two shirts and combine them into one block.

Can I use sweatshirts or sports jerseys?

Yes.

What other things can I use?

Varsity jacket, sheets, blankets, shorts, button-down shirts, jeans, jerseys, uniforms, varsity letters, vintage quilts.

Can I select the fabrics?

You can leave fabric selection up to me or we can work together to make the selections. Sometimes customers will specify a color they would like or think would work well. Many times they leave the choices to me. You can always look through examples of my other blankets to get ideas.