meanderingthread

Quilts and Things by The Meandering Thread

Des Moines, Iowa
80,251 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Welcome to The Meandering Thread:)

New fabrics are rolling in fast right now! All the delivery delays from as far back as June 2020 are coming now so check back frequently:)

Deep cuts on sale items - I need space for new fabrics!

There have been delays in shipping around the US so plan accordingly. I cannot control the post office sadly.

*** Please double check your shipping address - We can only ship to what we receive with your order - to change your address go to Your Account -> Account Settings -> Addresses

If you are ordering from out of the country please realize there are delays - especially going through Chicago. Expect delays in receiving your orders - normally I say it can take 3-4 weeks but now up to 8 weeks. Plan accordingly as I cannot control anything but shipping on time from my end.

Stay safe everyone and keep sewing! It's wonderful therapy:)

Settle in, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy looking around:) **Note: excess shipping/handling will be refunded.** Read product descriptions for more information:) **No refunds on sale items.

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:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 1, 2021

Welcome to The Meandering Thread:)

New fabrics are rolling in fast right now! All the delivery delays from as far back as June 2020 are coming now so check back frequently:)

Deep cuts on sale items - I need space for new fabrics!

There have been delays in shipping around the US so plan accordingly. I cannot control the post office sadly.

*** Please double check your shipping address - We can only ship to what we receive with your order - to change your address go to Your Account -> Account Settings -> Addresses

If you are ordering from out of the country please realize there are delays - especially going through Chicago. Expect delays in receiving your orders - normally I say it can take 3-4 weeks but now up to 8 weeks. Plan accordingly as I cannot control anything but shipping on time from my end.

Stay safe everyone and keep sewing! It's wonderful therapy:)

Settle in, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy looking around:) **Note: excess shipping/handling will be refunded.** Read product descriptions for more information:) **No refunds on sale items.

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:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Items

80251 Sales
 
Theresa Porter

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Theresa Porter

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About meanderingthread

Sales 80,251
On Etsy since 2010

Feeding my fabric and quilting obsessions by feeding yours:)

Welcome to The Meandering Thread. I am Theresa and I live in Urbandale, Iowa. We moved from South Des Moines in September 2019 so that I could move my studio back home - it is fantastic working from home, especially given the current Covid situation! Before the move I rented studio space - this is so much better!

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 my 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 started a job share. 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. My daughter is now 21 and working for Nationwide Insurance full time. She lives close so I still see her whenever I want - actually every day right now as she is working from home at our house:) Since Quinn (her boyfriend) works for me it just works for them to be here.

I opened my Etsy shop in 2010 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. And then this year everything exploded with the mask-making frenzy so I'm working 10-15 hour days trying to stay on top of orders. I do have plans to change the face of The Meandering Thread eventually - a little less fabric (2500+ bolts is more work that you'd think to manage), many more kits and original designs (by me!), and a website to get back to selling finished quilts and such for those who do not sew. I will be vending at the KC Quilt show in June 2021 - barring cancellation anyway - excited to get back out there after a year of no shows.

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.

Shop members

  • Theresa Porter

    Owner, Designer

  • Quinn Bottenfield

    Assistant, Shipper

    Quinn has worked with me since August 2018. Quinn is my daughter's boyfriend of 5 years. Without him I'd lose my mind some days:) He's a great source for recommendations for music, tv, and comedy and is a repository of all random information!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 1, 2021
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 can often special order fabric with prepayment for at least 5 yards - so it never hurts to ask.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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 14 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.