SewWhatbyMindyKay

Using what fabric, with what design, to make WHAT?

Fort Worth, Texas On Etsy since 2014

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SewWhatbyMindyKay

Using what fabric, with what design, to make WHAT?

Fort Worth, Texas | 1,118 Sales

Announcement    I want to say thank you to everyone who has had so much patience these past 3 weeks. For those whose orders got delayed, I have almost fully recovered from the snake bite, and am going full steam ahead. I am afraid the delays on the custom memory quilts might last another week, as I work to get back on schedule. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

There are a lot of new items in the Sale Section, and a lot of new prices. Many are at or below cost. There is nothing wrong with these things, I just need some space and have to get rid of some inventory. Take a quick glance through that section, and see if you can find something for your home.

Even though Texas is slowly reopening, for the time being I am still limiting myself on trips to the Post Office. I will be going on Wednesdays and Fridays only (except in case of a must ship). If you received a message from me that your order has been completed and will be shipping, it will actually ship on the next Wednesday or Friday of that week. I am sorry for the delays this might cause, but it is necessary in these unusual times.

Our Memory Quilts, keepsake quilts, or T shirt quilts, are all unique and customized to each different individual and purpose. They are wonderful, unique gifts for your loved ones, and no two are alike. They don't have to be a T-shirt style, or for that matter made only with tshirts. We do some in a heart pattern, where the fabric for the hearts is made with your loved ones clothes. With the bookcase style, we use pieces of your loved ones clothes to create the books. If possible, we can make it so that it is all made from the clothes. (at least the book parts). There are many different styles that can be made. Just ask, and we would be happy to create a pattern for you to use, or you can use one we have already created, and make it yours. Each is created with items that you send us, and with colors you choose. You manage the outcome of every one of these memory quilts, after all, they are your memories.

We have ready to ship custom quilts as well as the Memory Quilts. You can always custom order off of those made, so yours is unique to you. A good example of those is The Cat Quilt, the Heart Quilt, and the Bookshelf Quilt. Pick your colors, pattern, books, or whatever you need to make it your quilt. A custom quilt takes 3 to 5 weeks for completion most of the time.

Remember most anything that you see in this shop, with a picture connected is ready to ship unless otherwise stated. If you custom order off an item, we will create it and ship it as quickly as we can, but will not sacrifice quality for expediency.

One of the great things about having my sister Marion helping me. is the diversity that she brings. Not only does she sew well, have a good eye for colors, but she also crochets very well. Because she has joined my shop, we will be offering some crocheted items, as well as the main fabric items. A we develop this new line, the items will be listed in the category they fit in. Be sure to check back and see what new items she has created.

If you don't see what you are looking for, just message us and we will be happy to create your item just for you. You get your perfect table setting, coasters, mug rugs, hot pads, and more, with your own choice of fabric. You can choose your design and all the finishes as well. Just send me a message and we can start work on your ideal needs today.

We love helping you create a custom table setting. Sometimes it might just be an idea in your head, and sometimes you might already know what you want. We love to look for that perfect fabric, or fabrics, that will be converted into the placemats, table runners, table cloths, coasters, or napkins of your choice. If you want just 2 place settings or 20 settings everything gets the same attention, detail and customizing. We can do table linens for parties, weddings, anniversaries, or just to have a new look in your home.

Go ahead and order your custom table settings, and custom quilts or throws today. You have one stop shopping for everything, including for the housewarmings you are invited too, and unique wedding gifts for that special couple.

Thank you for looking in our shop, and we hope we can help you out with your various linen needs.

Melinda and Marion

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2020

I want to say thank you to everyone who has had so much patience these past 3 weeks. For those whose orders got delayed, I have almost fully recovered from the snake bite, and am going full steam ahead. I am afraid the delays on the custom memory quilts might last another week, as I work to get back on schedule. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

There are a lot of new items in the Sale Section, and a lot of new prices. Many are at or below cost. There is nothing wrong with these things, I just need some space and have to get rid of some inventory. Take a quick glance through that section, and see if you can find something for your home.

Even though Texas is slowly reopening, for the time being I am still limiting myself on trips to the Post Office. I will be going on Wednesdays and Fridays only (except in case of a must ship). If you received a message from me that your order has been completed and will be shipping, it will actually ship on the next Wednesday or Friday of that week. I am sorry for the delays this might cause, but it is necessary in these unusual times.

Our Memory Quilts, keepsake quilts, or T shirt quilts, are all unique and customized to each different individual and purpose. They are wonderful, unique gifts for your loved ones, and no two are alike. They don't have to be a T-shirt style, or for that matter made only with tshirts. We do some in a heart pattern, where the fabric for the hearts is made with your loved ones clothes. With the bookcase style, we use pieces of your loved ones clothes to create the books. If possible, we can make it so that it is all made from the clothes. (at least the book parts). There are many different styles that can be made. Just ask, and we would be happy to create a pattern for you to use, or you can use one we have already created, and make it yours. Each is created with items that you send us, and with colors you choose. You manage the outcome of every one of these memory quilts, after all, they are your memories.

We have ready to ship custom quilts as well as the Memory Quilts. You can always custom order off of those made, so yours is unique to you. A good example of those is The Cat Quilt, the Heart Quilt, and the Bookshelf Quilt. Pick your colors, pattern, books, or whatever you need to make it your quilt. A custom quilt takes 3 to 5 weeks for completion most of the time.

Remember most anything that you see in this shop, with a picture connected is ready to ship unless otherwise stated. If you custom order off an item, we will create it and ship it as quickly as we can, but will not sacrifice quality for expediency.

One of the great things about having my sister Marion helping me. is the diversity that she brings. Not only does she sew well, have a good eye for colors, but she also crochets very well. Because she has joined my shop, we will be offering some crocheted items, as well as the main fabric items. A we develop this new line, the items will be listed in the category they fit in. Be sure to check back and see what new items she has created.

If you don't see what you are looking for, just message us and we will be happy to create your item just for you. You get your perfect table setting, coasters, mug rugs, hot pads, and more, with your own choice of fabric. You can choose your design and all the finishes as well. Just send me a message and we can start work on your ideal needs today.

We love helping you create a custom table setting. Sometimes it might just be an idea in your head, and sometimes you might already know what you want. We love to look for that perfect fabric, or fabrics, that will be converted into the placemats, table runners, table cloths, coasters, or napkins of your choice. If you want just 2 place settings or 20 settings everything gets the same attention, detail and customizing. We can do table linens for parties, weddings, anniversaries, or just to have a new look in your home.

Go ahead and order your custom table settings, and custom quilts or throws today. You have one stop shopping for everything, including for the housewarmings you are invited too, and unique wedding gifts for that special couple.

Thank you for looking in our shop, and we hope we can help you out with your various linen needs.

Melinda and Marion

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About SewWhatbyMindyKay

Sales 1,118
On Etsy since 2014

We love creating special unique items by mixing fabrics, colors and patterns.

I took a sewing class in high school, and our final test was to make a dress and then wear it to school all day for our grade. My dress had a middle casing for a tie in it, and needless to say that casing got sewn in all whopper jaw. I wore it to school that day, but decided that sewing clothing was a lot harder than it looked. My Mother was an excellent seamstress and could whip up anything, but I didn't have that talent.
My husband bought my first sewing machine for me and I ended up making curtains for our house, and tried my hand again at sewing some clothes. I worked full time in accounting and finance and didn't have much time to always sit down and sew. I still have pieces of clothing that I started and never finished. I did little with that machine besides the curtains and sewing up seams that were always ripping in our children's clothes. I wanted to be a stay at home mom, and make nice homemade things, but at that time we just couldn't afford it.
Skip forward a few years, and now I don't work outside the home. I went about it backwards and even though I would like to join the work force again, I can't due to medical problems. My husband decided to buy me another sewing machine, and I started making table linens. My grandmother always had fresh linens on her table, and used linen napkins for special dinners. You always used a place mat at her house whether it was for a sandwich or a three course meal. I could never find the exact look I was going for in the department stores, so I started sewing my own. I found that I was able to create different patterns, and colors, by sewing my own table linens. I figured there were others out there, like me, who couldn't find that certain look in their table linens either, so I opened my shop. I enjoy quilting as well, and started using some quilt style blocks in my table linens. I enjoy finding the fabric and then mixing and matching till I get a finished piece. I am always searching for that perfect fabric that will allow me to be creative and design something new and unique
I came up with my name because there was always a question of what I would sew when I bought the fabric, hence the SewWhat. The by Mindy Kay is because that is the nickname that my dad and grandmother always had for me. I thought it was perfect, since it was my grandmother that taught me how to "dress" a table. I think of my mother and grandmother every time I sit down to sew. I sew a lot more than table linens now, but the main core of my shop and inspiration is due to my mother and my grandmother.

Shop members

  • Melinda Kahl

    Owner, Creator

    I really enjoy creating unique, custom table linens, quilts, blankets, and a variety of other items by using colorful fabrics and various different designs. I love to mix fabrics and colors to come up with each different item.

  • Marion Minnich

    Assistant

    Marion is talented in a lot of areas. She brings a great creative mind, and strives for perfection in everything she does. I am looking forward to the designs she might come up with and am happy for the help.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2019
Welcome to SewWhatbyMindyKay. All the items in this shop are hand crafted. We offer a variety of hand made table linens, including, table runners, place mats, centerpieces, coasters, table cloths, and hot pads. We also make a wide variety of quilts, throws, and blankets. If we can make it we will, and only sell the best. Our whole idea is to create a unique product, customized with those little touches, that you won't find elsewhere.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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 satisfied with what you got, or think it isn't what you thought it was then let me know. I will work with you to obtain the best possible ending result. All returns must be approved and can only be done if there is a defect in the item. Contact must be made within 36 hours of receiving the item and if return is approved then it must be in the same condition as sent. Custom orders cannot be returned or refunded. Refunds will only be done in case of a defect and will be the price paid for the item, minus shipping, or if there was a custom fabric order, it will be 50% of the purchase price minus shipping.
If you are dissatisfied, then please contact me so we can work together to solve the issue. Sale items cannot be refunded or returned.
Payment
All items must be paid in full before shipping. Custom order items, with a new fabric purchase, requires payment in full before I start making it. Custom orders cannot be cancelled after 24 hours of placing order.
Shipping
All shipping will be a flat rate cost, except for quilts. If the actual cost to ship is less by over a dollar, then the difference will be refunded to you. All quilts shipped will be charged shipping based on size and weight, and the cost of insurance. Again if the actual cost to ship is less by over a dollar, then the difference will be refunded to you. Customers are responsible for any and all customs, import fees, duties and other fees that might be charged on their end of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you want more of an item than whats available, just message me and I will let you know if I can make the extra items, based on fabric availability. If you see an item in my shop made with a certain fabric and would like something different made with it, then just message me. I am willing to create anything within my capabilities. Depending on your request I can have most items made within a few days and shipped. Those items that take longer I will make sure you have the time frame that it will take to complete.

I make everything from my home in Fort Worth. If you wish to email me with any questions or requests then my email address is kahls [!at] sbcglobal.net.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

1. Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

a. as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
b. if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
c. as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

a. Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
b. Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
c. Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
d. Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer.

6. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

a. Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
b. Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
c. Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
d. Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

7. How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Melinda Kahl, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at kahls [!at] sbcglobal.net. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Melinda Kahl, 6750 Cambrian Way, Fort Worth, TX 76137