TheLaughingBlackbird

Rustic, Handmade Rag Quilts for the Whole Home

Iowa, United States · 452 Sales

TheLaughingBlackbird

Rustic, Handmade Rag Quilts for the Whole Home

Iowa, United States 452 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to The Laughing Blackbird! We have rustic, handmade rag quilts in all sizes: King, queen, full, twin, throws, baby quilts, placemats or table runners - we have it! Our quilts are made-to-order so your purchase will be exactly what you wanted and truly one-of-a-kind. We use only 100% natural cotton materials in our construction which give our quilts an heirloom look and feel, but they're machine washable, so you don't have the heirloom responsibility!

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Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

Welcome to The Laughing Blackbird! We have rustic, handmade rag quilts in all sizes: King, queen, full, twin, throws, baby quilts, placemats or table runners - we have it! Our quilts are made-to-order so your purchase will be exactly what you wanted and truly one-of-a-kind. We use only 100% natural cotton materials in our construction which give our quilts an heirloom look and feel, but they're machine washable, so you don't have the heirloom responsibility!

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Nothing is better in summer than a 100% cotton quilt.

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Thanks for stopping!

Welcome to The Laughing Blackbird! I look forward to making you the owner of a fabulous, heirloom quality rag quilt!

My spacious home quilt studio (aka, my tiny third bedroom) is located smack dab in the middle of nowhere: Mount Auburn, Iowa, population 146. I opened this shop in 2011 because I believe in my soul that everyone should have at least one well used, handmade quilt in the linen closet that didn’t cost more than a house payment. I scour fabric shops for unique plaid fabrics to make my quilts comfortable and colorful, without being too chick'ish. These machine washable quilts hold up to kids, pets and men who aren't careful with nice things. They are made with 100% cotton materials because I hate to sleep in synthetic bedding and I think you should hate it, too. I also work exclusively with the old-fashioned Homespun fabrics because they just make a much nicer rag quilt. Sometimes the old way is best.

While I do list ready-to-ship items periodically, the majority of my items are made to order, so you get exactly what you want. I like to think that you're "commissioning" your quilt, since that's what the fancy artists say and it makes us both sound fancy, too. If you're looking for a size or shape that I don't have listed, shoot me a note. I'll make it!

So thanks for stopping by, take a stroll around the shop and please ask questions if you have 'em. And if you do make a purchase and feel so inclined, send me pictures of my quilts out in the real world. It gives me something to post on Facebook!

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  • Denise

    Owner

    Fabrics are my weakness. I like to look at them and hold them and pet them and fold them. Is that weird?

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