Unusual Quilts and Naturally Dyed Textiles

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Announcement    Welcome! Here you will find naturally dyed fabrics and threads, up-cycled, vintage textiles, and some of the treasures from my tiny garden.
For updates on my daily work, please visit my blog at Milkweed


Last updated on Feb 23, 2022

Welcome! Here you will find naturally dyed fabrics and threads, up-cycled, vintage textiles, and some of the treasures from my tiny garden.
For updates on my daily work, please visit my blog at Milkweed


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About MilkweedQuilts

Sales 5,142
On Etsy since 2008

Natural color and unusual textiles

Please visit my blog here;

Milkweed Quilts is the collection of my daily work.
Included here are naturally dyed fabrics, up-cycled vintage table linens, hand made quilts and special seeds from the garden.
I love using indigo, madder roots, walnut hulls, and a variety of other leaves and flowers grown in our backyard, or gathered on walks around the neighborhood.
The colors bloom on natural fabrics and fibers - and my hands since I rarely remember to put on gloves...:)
Some of my favorite materials are the vintage silks, cottons, wool and linens, mellowed, yet still strong, discovered at estate sales, yard sales and thrift shops. It's a delight to create new items with these textiles.
In my little workshop they become quilts, pillows, naturally dyed table linens and Christmas stockings.
My Mother taught me to love milkweed. Milkweed Quilts is named in her honor.
My Grandmother taught me to look for "The color underneath".
This practice has led to my fascination with and inspiration by the pure colors in the backyard garden,
For me, the natural world is the best teacher.
Though my stitching isn't always perfect, the colors and textures are!
I remind myself that there are no straight lines in nature.......)

I'm grateful for my Etsy shop.
It has opened the door for me to connect and work with such wonderful customers and new friends.
Please feel free to ask questions or offer suggestions.
I'm always happy to hear from you.

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  • Laura Bellel

    Owner, Creator, Dyer Gardener Quiltmaker Photographer Shipper

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome and thank you for visiting my Etsy shop!
Here you will find my original quilts, hand-dyed scarves, table linens and other naturally dyed textiles.
I also offer seeds from some of the treasures in my little garden.
Every item is one of a kind, created with a love of beauty and color..
I'm so glad to share my work with you.

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Returns and exchanges
***Return Policy***
Your satisfaction is my goal.
I make every effort to present my work honestly and accurately.
I use the best photographs that my camera will take and include true descriptions of each piece.

If you have any questions or would like more pictures or specific information, please contact me.
I would be very happy to hear from you.

If you wish to return an item, please contact me within 3 days of receipt.
The item must be mailed using a method that provides tracking/delivery confirmation, within 7 days of receipt, in the same condition as it was when received.
As soon as it is returned to me, I will refund the purchase price, minus the original shipping costs.
The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.

To avoid the trouble of returning an item, I encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have before your purchase
I'm always happy to hear from you.
I accept Paypal and all major credit and debit cards through Paypal.
You do not need a Paypal account to pay with a credit or debit card.
Choose the Paypal option during checkout. After you submit your order, click the "pay now" button.
Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account.
I will mail your item and send you a message with the shipping information within 1 to 2 business days following your purchase.

I most often use USPS Priority mail, which includes delivery confirmation, for orders made within the United States.
Seed orders will be sent by USPS First Class,
Tracking and delivery confirmation numbers are always provided.

If you wish to upgrade to another service, such as Overnight or Express delivery, please send me a message, and I'll adjust the shipping options and shipping cost for your purchase.

If a package is returned to me due to an "insufficient address" or is "non deliverable as addressed" I will contact the buyer immediately.
If a second address is requested the buyer is responsible for the cost of the new postage label.

For international shipments, I generally use the first class option, which is the least expensive.
Again, if you wish to upgrade to another, faster service, please contact me.

International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries.
Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country.
Additional charges for customs clearance must be paid by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be.
Customs policies vary widely from country to country;
Please contact your local customs office for further information.
When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond my original delivery estimates.
All international orders will have full value declared on customs forms.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thanks for visiting.
All of my products are one of a kind originals. I'm forever at work on something new.
Please contact me with your ideas, questions and suggestions.
Back to work!