ParraQuilting

T- Shirt Quilts, Tote Bags, Baby Blankets and More

Columbus, Ohio · 39 Sales

ParraQuilting

T- Shirt Quilts, Tote Bags, Baby Blankets and More

Columbus, Ohio 39 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Nicole

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Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy shop, Parra Quilting! My name is Nicole, and I am the owner of Parra Quilting where I create quality, customized products including T-shirt quilts, regular quilts, tutus, embroidered items, baby and adult headbands, baby items, such as burp cloths, bibs, comfort blankets, wall hangings, and much more!

Please feel free to contact me at any time about any products you see or would like to see made! I welcome all inquiries and look forward to working with you to create a product that you can cherish and create long lasting memories with!

Announcement

Welcome to my Etsy shop, Parra Quilting! My name is Nicole, and I am the owner of Parra Quilting where I create quality, customized products including T-shirt quilts, regular quilts, tutus, embroidered items, baby and adult headbands, baby items, such as burp cloths, bibs, comfort blankets, wall hangings, and much more!

Please feel free to contact me at any time about any products you see or would like to see made! I welcome all inquiries and look forward to working with you to create a product that you can cherish and create long lasting memories with!

Nicole

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Nicole

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hansons2003

hansons2003 on Oct 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These baby leggings are so soft and so cute on my little one. Nicole is so professional to work with and really listens to any customizations wanted. Thanks for another terrific product!

hansons2003

hansons2003 on Oct 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These headbands are so awesome! Thanks so much Nicole for the quick turnaround on these!

leggomymego14

leggomymego14 on Sep 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Nicole made this headband for me by special request in a hurry and I am so glad she did. It looks exactly as I was hoping and is even more adorable in person!! I can't say enough positive things about Nicole -- she was incredibly kind and accommodating and created a custom headband for my little flower girl with all the right colors and accents. She was somehow able to meet my urgent request and seriously exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this wonderful shop!!

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About

How Parra Quilting Began...

I want to let everyone know how I began my sewing obsession. I mean, hobby :) Starting at a young age, I have always had an interest in sewing. My grandma, Mimi, is incredible with a sewing machine. My sister, and I, were lucky enough to grow up with custom made, Halloween costumes. My favorite was the infamous pumpkin costume.

I never really appreciated the art of sewing until I began practicing with my grandma.

When my family moved to Texas, my grandparents came to visit rather often. I finally asked Mimi if she would teach me how to sew by creating my very own, Texas A&M Quilt.

Sew, pun intended, Mimi took me to find the perfect Aggie fabric. I quickly learned that fabric was not cheap. I was eager to begin! I immediately wanted to get the sewing machine out, but I did not realize all the preparation it took in creating a quilt. Making a quilt sure did take up a lot of time, patience, and hard work. Needless to say, after a week, and many finger pricks later, my Texas A&M quilt was complete!

It was a little plain, and not as intricate as my future quilts would soon become, but it is by far my favorite. Every time I look at that quilt, or take a nap with it on the couch, I think of my grandma, Mimi. I can never thank her enough for teaching me how to sew because I now get to share my talent with the rest of my friends, family, and God willing, many others!

After my Texas A&M quilt, I took a small, sewing hiatus until I got to college. I had begun making Erica a Texas A&M quilt as a congratulations on receiving her Aggie ring; a big deal in the Aggie Community. I worked on the quilt at a friend's house. We worked all day, and said that we would finish up that week. I never saw the fabric again. Feeling discouraged, I took another sewing hiatus until the summer of 2008 where I thought to myself, "Self, you promised your sister a quilt, make one!" And, that's exactly what I did. I worked five days straight. Sex and the City kept me entertained after endless hours of sewing. When the quilt was complete, I had an amazing sense of accomplishment. I could not wait to show my sister the next "masterpiece" made just for her. The gradual improvement, in my sewing skills, was rather exciting.

Yet, once again, a sewing hiatus had taken over me until I got hired at Lone Star Quiltworks in the summer of 2009. Oh boy. I told myself not buying the fabric would be easy, but let me tell you, it was not! There were over 4,000 bolts of fabric in the store. Every color, pattern, and style of fabric you could dream of was there. My eyes immediately began to spot different colors and patterns that I knew would look incredible together, and that's where the tote bag obsession began.

I really enjoyed making my first tote bag. It gave me a different challenge. This project showed me that I could do more than quilts, and it opened a new door of opportunities for me.

After making the tote bag, I came up with the insane idea to make my bridesmaids a customized quilt based on their favorite colors. I made the decision in December, and I was getting married that March! I had to get cracking. I picked out all the fabric, and immediately began to sew. If I was not in class or at work, I was sewing. But, was making four quilts for my bridesmaids enough? Of course not! I wanted to make my mom and grandma a tote bag as their Christmas gifts. Now, I had four quilts and two tote bags to make. However, I did not suffer during this. I made a nice little sewing area, in our living room, put the TV on Lifetime and watched every Christmas movie known to mankind. It was awesome. I was combining my two favorite things in the world: Christmas movies and sewing.

You would think that after all those projects, another sewing hiatus would take over me, but my days of sewing hiatuses were officially over! If anything, all the projects made my passion for sewing greater. I went on to making quilts for weddings, baby quilts, several tote bags, and t-shirt quilts. With every project I make, I gain a better knowledge of sewing and hone my skills further.

Okay, so after all of this reading you are probably thinking, "Why is she telling us all of this, and why is she creating a whole Etsy Page based upon her sewing timeline?" Well folks, after much support from my wonderful family and friends, I have decided that I want to begin a new journey in my life. I am making my hobby of sewing, a business!

I decided to name my company Parra Quilting, as a dedication to the woman who taught me everything about sewing, my grandma.

I look forward to making you a customized, Parra Quilting Product! If you do not see an item, on my page, that you would like custom made, please do not hesitate to ask me. Thank you, for your support and business!

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I specialize in Tote Bags, T- Shirt Quilts, and Baby Items, but I am always looking for new items to sew, and create!

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