MaidenJane

Cleveland, Ohio

MaidenJane

Custom Sewing, Memory Quilts, Pillows, Custom Totes

Cleveland, Ohio | On Etsy since 2009

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

CHRISTMAS ORDERS CAN'T BE GUARANTEED AT THIS POINT. PLEASE CONTACT ME

2021 Quilt Deposits are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support! Now selling 2022 Quilt Deposits.

Turnaround times for pillows: 2 to 4 weeks. Please inquire for specific dates.

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 Dec 13, 2020

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

CHRISTMAS ORDERS CAN'T BE GUARANTEED AT THIS POINT. PLEASE CONTACT ME

2021 Quilt Deposits are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support! Now selling 2022 Quilt Deposits.

Turnaround times for pillows: 2 to 4 weeks. Please inquire for specific dates.

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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  • tigerinas on Jan 5, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I sent two of my husband's fav sweaters to Jane to turn into pillows. Both were from the 80's and no way was he ever going to fit into them again but he wouldn't part with them. He instantly recognized both pillows as his sweaters. I gave one to my daughter for a keepsake, which she loved. She said the pillow insert was "cooshy and cozy". The workmanship was top notch and the turn around time was fast. Thank you MaidenJane!

  • dawn on Nov 30, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE! That doesn't even describe how wonderful Maiden Jane's work is! Super professional and even faster with her creativity and beautiful work. Bought these to have made for my brothers, nephews, and mom from my dad's clothes. I sent her random bandanas and shirts he had worn and she turned them into these beautiful creations in a day! 6 pillows folks....6! And she mailed them out the same day before the Thanksgiving holidays so I could give them as Christmas gifts. My mom was supposed to have first choice but my 4 year old snagged hers (mine) before anyone could get a look at them. She saw the one with a big eagle on it and has slept on it ever since. Super duper highly recommend her business! Beautiful work and can' wait for my family to get them!

  • Kristy on Oct 21, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    The blankets Jane made are so beautiful and such a treasure! I was nervous about sending the only baby clothes that I had to a stranger but she let me know when they arrived, let me know when she started working on it, and let me know every step of the way how it was going! The quality is great and I have already recommended her to many friends!

  • Jennifer on Oct 13, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    The pillow turned out great!! Thanks for making it for my daughter!!

  • gmbecker on Oct 7, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    MaidenJane is awesome! From two pair of my mom's jeans and 2 of her favorite shirts Jane made 2 wonderful memory pillows for my brother and myself to have in remembrance of our mom. Jane was wonderful about communication back and forth with pictures through the whole process making sure she was doing what I wanted. She even attached a little tab to each pillow for me to attached a picture memory ornament with a pretty bow. Opening the box was like getting a butterfly kiss from my mom. I would highly recommend MaidenJane. My experience could not have been any better. Thank you Jane for the treasured memories that you made for us in these two pillows.

  • Betsy on Sep 5, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    If I could leave a 10 star review for this product I would! I can not tell you how wonderful this Etsy shop is! Jane’s sewing workmanship is beyond what I ever expected! She created the most beautiful pillows ! she took time ordering just the right cording for the edges , double checking with me every step of the way! her zippers are so hidden I could barely find them yet they function perfectly! She created an heirloom that I will treasure for years! I encourage anyone who has an old varsity letter around the house to turn them into a pillow so you can look at them and enjoy them for the rest of your life! I could go on and on but simply Jane is the best!!!!

  • lindajwang on Aug 26, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal experience. My first bag from 7 years ago needed a refresh so I located my purchase in my previous orders and contacted Maiden Jane again. The entire replacement bag was done with so much care and attention — frequent dialog, clarifying questions and updates on progress. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Maiden Jane!!! You are the “fabric” that Etsy is made of!!!

  • mriley849 on Aug 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great experience. Excellent communication from beginning to end. Quick turnaround. My husband was very pleased with final product.

  • Stacey on Aug 15, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Very well made, fast shipping. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you much 💗

  • Brenna on Aug 13, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Jane was so great to work with and communicated with me the entire process!! I sent in sweaters from my grandfather who passed away for my moms birthday and she LOVED them. The pillows came out amazing and I couldn’t have been happier! Highly recommend.

About MaidenJane

Sales 1,502
On Etsy since 2009

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!

Production partners

  • Pillow Cubes

    Jefferson City, TN

    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.

  • Spoonflower

    NC, 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.

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Last updated on Jul 24, 2017
Frequently asked questions
What is your turnaround time?

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. Currently, quilt blankets require 6-7 months. Pillows, 2-4 weeks.

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.