Memory & T-Shirt quilts, pillows, & bears are a pleasure to create & in doing so give joy back to someone who may be suffering a loss, or needs to find a home for those never ending t-shirt piles.
Quilters & crafters have a lot of “stuff”. We love it all too! But where do we put it all? That’s where the Professional Organizer can help. I will help you find a place for all the items you love and create a space you will want to create in!
Quilt Restoration Services - Old, antique, and well-loved quilts sometimes need some TLC. While quilts cannot be made brand new, they can be repaired, and cleaned.
If you have a quilt kit, pattern, or just an idea for a quilt, Wenda can make your quilt come true with her Custom Quilt Making services.
For more information on each, read below!
Longarm Quilting Services
There are a variety of quilting services available:
All over meander: the simplest form of quilting. If you just want it quilted but don’t want to spend much money this will be the service to choose. This is the most common quilting on a T Shirt quilt as it does not take away from the design of the shirts.
Pantograph: A pantograph is an all over quilt design. It should not look like it was quilted in rows, yet as a design all over the quilt. There are many, many designs to choose that coordinates with the fabric or design of your quilt!
Custom Quilting: Custom quilting is unique to the quilt. This type of quilting is done with many elements of designs that are placed separately on the quilt. It is more time consuming, yet there are some quilts that really shine with this type of quilting. There are several levels of custom, be sure to ask for details.
Basting: For hand quilters I will baste your quilt: one direction only OR 2 directions.
Binding Services: Includes double fold binding for all size quilts. I will make the binding & attach it to the quilt. Then you can choose to hand stitch the binding or have me do it. Just provide the fabric.
Custom Labels: Add an embroidered label to your quilt. Embroidered labels will never wash away. Labels are securely attached to the quilt on 2 sides in the binding seam. You can choose the wording, font, & any other art.
Batting: Warm & Natural Batting & Dream Blend Batting are available for sale by the yard.
Please review the section titled Preparing Your Quilt for advice on getting your quilt ready for quilting!
Preparing Your Quilt for quilting:
Before you bring your quilt in to be quilted on the longarm, it is important that you prepare it in the following manner. This will insure a smooth quilting process and a beautiful finished product.
- Press your quilt top and backing well!
- Backing needs to be at least 4″ wider and 6″ longer than the quilt top
- Batting needs to be at least 4″ wider and 6″ longer than the quilt top. If you piece your batting please do it carefully to that it does not stretch apart when on the frame. Battings I will accept: Cotton, Cotton/ Poly blends, Wool, and Theromore. Please no fluffy polyester batting! (Remember I have batting available for sale too!)
- Binding: if you would like me to add the binding please bring enough fabric (determined at consult) when quilt is dropped off.
AND… IF you are not sure, please ask!
Memory & T Shirt Quilts
Fabric is more than just clothing; it evokes memories of the loved one who wore it. It smells of them, it feels of them and we remember when they wore it. Why do we save all those baby clothes? It is so hard to part with the clothes. However you do not have to part with all of them! Turn them into a lasting memory.
- lap throw
- bed quilt
- or even a Teddy Bear
Every time you look at these clothes you will remember all the times with this loved one. Quilts can be made with T Shirts, Doggy Bandanas, men’s dress shirts, polo shirts, jeans, dress pants, skirts, silk blouses & ties etc. Photos can be added too by transferring the photo to fabric. All will create loving memorabilia. Each project is unique, so contact me for pricing.
Quilt Restoration Services
Old, antique, and well-loved quilts sometimes need some TLC. While quilts cannot be made brand new, they can be repaired, and cleaned. Each quilt needs different care & attention.
Wenda has been sewing & quilting for over 30 years & has acquired much knowledge about quilts & quilting techniques. Fees are based on hourly rate & supplies needed. Contact Wenda for more information.
Custom Quilt Making Services
If you have a quilt kit, pattern, or just an idea for a quilt, Wenda can make your quilt come true! Services for custom quilt making are based on an hourly rate & cost of supplies. Every quilt is individual and unique so please contact Wenda for more information.
Do you need help finding your sewing tools? Have you purchased the same pattern twice just because you forgot you had it? Do you find it is easier to shop for new fabrics because it’s just too difficult to search through piles and piles of fabric? Do you have a “path” through your crafting room?
Become more productive, save money, save time, & enjoy the creative process once again. While there is not a magic wand that will clear the clutter, a little bit of time and energy will help to move you closer to a more organized you. Learn about the organized persons methods, storage solutions, placement of tools, and keeping what you love. Contact me today for a consultation!