meanderingthread

Quilts and Things by The Meandering Thread

Des Moines, Iowa · 28183 Sales

meanderingthread

Quilts and Things by The Meandering Thread

Des Moines, Iowa 28183 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(5854)

Announcement   I will be at the Madison quilt show 9/4 - 9. Orders cannot be expedited during this time. I do have an employee working on orders but he is new so things will move a bit slower than when I am in:) After that all will be back to normal. Thank you for your patience.

Welcome to The Meandering Thread - Settle in, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy looking around:) **Note: excess shipping/handling will be refunded.** Read product descriptions for more information:)

If you have questions feel free to send me a convo.

***Navigating the site...you can use the search window to find fabrics from a specific line or manufacturer. For example, if you want to see all I have from Bookends, just type in "bookends" and all that will come up without having to search every page:)

Shipping Note: I will always combine shipping for your orders:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 29, 2018

I will be at the Madison quilt show 9/4 - 9. Orders cannot be expedited during this time. I do have an employee working on orders but he is new so things will move a bit slower than when I am in:) After that all will be back to normal. Thank you for your patience.

Welcome to The Meandering Thread - Settle in, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy looking around:) **Note: excess shipping/handling will be refunded.** Read product descriptions for more information:)

If you have questions feel free to send me a convo.

***Navigating the site...you can use the search window to find fabrics from a specific line or manufacturer. For example, if you want to see all I have from Bookends, just type in "bookends" and all that will come up without having to search every page:)

Shipping Note: I will always combine shipping for your orders:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Theresa Porter

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About

Feeding my fabric and quilting obsessions by feeding yours:)

Welcome to The Meandering Thread. I am Theresa and I live in Des Moines where I have a 1000 square foot studio about 10 minutes from home. I started out in my home but quickly outgrew that. I have been quilting since about 1997 when a friend and I took a beginners class in Oklahoma City where I lived and worked as a Physical Therapist.

I had a daughter in 1999 and she changed all my plans for life! I never dreamed I'd love being a mother so much. When she was 9 months I stopped working full time and job shared. In 2002 I bought a Gammill Quilt machine so I could transition to being home even more. In Oct 2003 we moved back home to Iowa, I quit Physical Therapy for good and stayed home to raise and homeschool my baby. We were broke but my husband has always been supportive of me as a mother as well as anything to do with my business.

Fast forward to 2010 - I opened my Etsy shop selling quilts. A couple years later I bought my first fabric line - a grafitti line by Stephanie Brandenburg. Never dreamed it would take me to here! My custom T-shirt quilt work grew quickly as well. AND...I was asked to design for several magazines over the past few years. All fun stuff that pretty well fell into my lap as I was having fun sewing.

I've never actively marketed myself because I have been more than busy enough. My daughter is now 19, living on her own and working full-time so I am freer most of the time and have plans to change the face of The Meandering Thread a bit over the next year. A little less fabric (3000+ bolts is more work that you'd think to manage), many more kits and original designs (by me!), a website to get back to selling finished quilts and such for those who do not sew, and I'll be vending at a show or 2 around the country.

Well, I think that is enough rambling about me - should give you a general overview:) I love to see your finished projects so send me photos when you think of it. Let me know if I can post them to my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/TheMeanderingThread/ - others also love to see your creations.

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Last updated on November 12, 2017
Hello from me to you! Thanks so much for stopping to look. Quilts add so much comfort and color to your life and home. My purpose is to feed your addiction for our wonderfully satisfying hobby:) I carry a variety of fabric with a bend toward modern and an obsession with Halloween. The current plan is to add more kits so you can pick up projects without having to think too much now and again. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

I'm happy to set up custom listings.

I will always refund shipping that exceeds my shipping/handling fees.

After December 15th I cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas - the post office gets bogged down and it is beyond my control. Please keep this in mind when you are purchasing.

I can often special order fabric with prepayment for at least 5 yards - so it never hurts to ask.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
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
If you are not pleased with your purchase I will accept returns within 30 days - I will refund the cost of the fabric only. Custom cuts of fat quarters and sale fabrics are NOT refundable.
Payment
I accept personal checks, cashier's checks, paypal, and now credit cards through Etsy. Purchases will be shipped as soon as checks have cleared.
Shipping
I use USPS for most fabric shipping. Quilts may be sent via Fed Ex also. I will insure packages and request a signature if you desire. Fed Ex assures delivery 2 days from shipping date excluding weekends.

I will refund any shipping charges that exceed my costs when items are combined.

International customers: Be aware of your customs charges/requirements. I know it can be costly even after you have paid for shipping on my end.

If you do need something sent quickly please make a note or convo me upon purchase. I ship within 1-3 business days normally. I will expedite if possible:)
Additional policies and FAQs
I will consider custom work.