So As a Side Project,
often requested 2 colors, I decided
to make an additional block
as I make the Trip Around
The world Quilt.
Just starting with the Gray star Blocks
and I will figure something else
out for them later~ <3
So this one has been in the planning for over a month,
and when i say planning I mean
searching for the fabrics, washing and ironing…
I have Ironed a LOT of Green fabrics this month.. haha 🙂
But this one is going to be a beauty!
A Special request, Im challenging myself to try this new
ruler and awesome new block!
This thing can do LOTS of spins, so many different ways
to lay this one out.
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So, Im sorta all caught up on all my orders for now 🙂
Still working a couple of things,
But I decided to get back to this one before
I forgot how I was doing it… haha! ( no joke) 🙂
Mega Star Quilt, Pattern by Brigitte Heitland
It was a fun one!
I only had 6 pieces to make when I got busy with
things. Now Im back on track,
and Im pretty excited even tho its a small quilt,
for now.. I may try to make it bigger. I have it all trimmed off and squared up, just needs borders.
🙂 Stay Tuned!
So I finally finished it up!
Im not a huge Black and White fan,
but I have to say, this quilt is really sharp.
Ive always added color to anything
Ive done in Black and White,
But I think I like it best just like this.
I will be shipping it off to its new forever home soon 🙂
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Ok so this is going to be a super
fun project. Cute little crib size quilt.
<Special request > from one
of my best customers 🙂
its up on the design wall now…
I know I can cut it, now..
can I sew it?? LOL
This is not available for ordering,
but maybe in the future 🙂
She wanted Black and white, with a pop
of mustard yellow. So I have the shapes cut
out, onto the sewing!
This is my Newest
pet project! Its a beautiful
panel By Robert Kaufman ,
Im using 100 % Extra lift Poly
on this quilt. It has lots of ” loft’
and works great when doing heavy
detailed quilting. I have 2 quilts
ahead of this one, but I got’it quilt sandwiched, and
ready for thread today 🙂
Next up under the needle is
this beauty. Very simple
elegant quilt, That I’m about to do some
fun quilting on. I really like that pea pod
design I did. And since I dont have that one anymore
I sorta want to do it again.. LOL
A beautiful blank canvas! Im excited to start
just need to decide what to do…
a work in progress!
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First time for me, in Mono Chromatic,
I’ve always wanted to, but some how can never
resist putting a pop of color in it.
I just started sewing this week, so its a work in progress 🙂
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The link to ordering this quilt and to see it with color added, is here: https://quiltsbytaylor.com/shop/quits-for-sale/
It has an awesome 3 D effect when its all together
Beautiful Color Combo! Its a very calming and relaxing mix of colors
This Hashtag Quilt is King Size, and can be ordered
in a variety of colors and sizes the link to
This Made To Order Quilt is located Here:
It is turning out wonderful!
Im just started the quilting last night,
The Quilting on this one is going to be light and hidden
in order to keep it a lighter, airy feel to it.
Soft and snuggly !
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Custom Quilting on this one is going to make it POP! Im crushing on the feathers, and how its
all turning out. I got a lot done today, But it was a beautiful day out, so I was able to get outside and
mow the lawn which needed it badly.
So I will be back at the Quilting on this beauty, one of the pics shows before I started the white today.
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So here’s a quick list of the things I have been asked over the last 5 years of selling my Quilts online.
in case you’re wondering ~~” How does this work”?
feel free to contact me before hand to discuss size and colors.~~~
Heres The BASICS: ~~~~~~~~~~~
After you make your purchase, I will start with pictures of fabrics, and color choices and your style in mind, we will start to build the collection based on your colors, and fabrics for your Quilt. After we have decided on fabrics and colors and size I can get started on making your Quilt. Nothing happens over night with quilts, and there are always choices and different options that may or may not come up along the way. I am good about discussing your options , showing in pictures if I can. and to let you see the process of Making your Quilt. It’s always fun to share the fun 🙂
I always use 100% Cotton Fabrics, New, Quality Fabrics, and all is pre washed before making your Quilt.I Free Motion Machine Quilt and Machine Bind your quilt,I use 100% Warm and Natural Cotton Backing ( if you’re wanting a different type it can be done, please message me first)
!00% Whole cloth Cotton Backing Fabric. ( in off white, white or hand dyed to match)
The patterns I offer here all have ways of customizing them in Color and Size. But Changing pattern doesnt really work. New Pattern Ideas are always welcome. If you have a picture of something you have in mind, I may be willing to Do it ( if I feel I can) ~ we can discuss and set up a Private Listing.
I pre wash all my fabrics before I make your Quilt, and after I make your Quilt.
My Quilts are made to be used and love in real life. Machine Wash ( in Large washer) with cool water, Mild Soap.
Tumble dry on med heat. Because I will have washed it already for the first time, It wont be scary for you to wash it.
Never Dry Clean your quilt.
Turn Around Time
My Turn around time also varies. I will start after we have somewhat decide on fabrics and sizing and colors. But it can Vary on a lot of things. Hand Dyed Items always take longer. I do my quilts in the order they come in, so I basically say 10 to 12 weeks to be safe. Often it is sooner than that 🙂
HOW to Gauge the SIZING for your needs<– important
Step one is to measure how many inches you’re wanting to hang off the edge of your size bed, ~it’s not about the surface measures of your bed, It’s about: how much you want to drape on the side of your bed? to find that, Add the standard surface Length/width measure, to the inches you want to hang off the edge.
Example: On A Queen size bed, the length is 80 inches. You want 10 inches to hang over, *for both sides*, so you add the 20 inches of drape, to the 80 inches surface measure / and you have a measure of 100 inches~ that falls into King Size.
In inches here’ s my measures with the approx. drape added in:
Lap Size~~~~~ approx ~~75 X~85
Over Queen~~~~ up to 96 inches
King~~~~~~` up to 105 inches
I make my quilts by measuring inches, not by a standard “names”~ Please know what you want by taking the time to get those measures from your bed, before ordering. Or message me and I can help you figure out if your unsure 🙂
Noteworthy on ALL my quilts, is if you know your measures, is my sizes are all AFTER washing. I pre wash all your fabrics before I make the quilt, And I will have washed and dried your quilt , That means, You will have no shrinkage after you wash it, and My Lap Sizing is generous.
Sorta like buying pre shrunk Levis, back in the day~ This is my best guarantee that you get the “measure” you have ordered. Size names really mean nothing to me. first thing I will ask is, “whats your measure” haha ~ just sayin 🙂
so for “lap size Quilt” they are on the larger side of most of what I see online.
I would suggest ordering 1 size up from your bed. Especially if your used to buying store-bought bedding/ “bed in a bag”
Its my experience that you can and will lose 5 to 10 inches in shrinkage on any given quilt. So I choose: to use more fabric, and pre shrink it first. Then it will be the right size. That is ~some ~of what is built into my pricing.
I do the Free Style Machine Quilting
I am a free form, Free Motion Quilter. all that means is Im free style, it’s not computerized. Im more Organic. I use a long arm machine to do all the finishing myself. I use Quality Thread and can and will quilt it in several designs or motifs we may decide on.
My Basic Stippling, Meandering stitch gives great texture, and with Med Density, so its quilted more than most quilts I see online. It is truly what I feel is the best part and is more of why my price structure here is what it is. To pay someone to quilt these big quilts starting rate 400.00 and up. Custom Quilting Prices starting MUCH higher than that. And just for the quilting/finishing.
I don’t need to pay for someone to do that. I do it all myself from start to finish . And I pride myself in quality professional level work. Please refer to any of my links to see close-ups of my quilting. 🙂
100% Cotton Fabric , 1 solid Backing piece ( no seams on the back)
Answers to Things I have been asked , and Problematic things I have had to learn along my journey~
~No, I do not discount if you want to buy the fabrics to make into your quilt. My price covers the whole process of making a quilt, including the fabrics. Sending me the fabrics, warrants no “discount”, ~ the physical work of making the quilt is always the same. It doesn’t save me “work” like some might think. In fact the 2 times I have agreed to this it was problematic, and cost me more time.
~No, I do not discount based on you supplying any of the supplies. If you have a special sentimental Fabric you would like to include in the quilt that’s fine, ( and not what I’m referring to here) ~ The work of ” Making the Quilt” is the same. No matter how or who the materials come from. I base my prices starting with how much work it is
I make Beautiful Keepsake Quilts with quality fabrics and notions, Quilts that are meant to be used and loved in a~ real life way. Do they last forever? They can as long as cared for properly. You should never Dry clean one of my quilts. That process is not good for the thread. Do people love them even more the longer they have them? YES> Quilts are one of those things that people have everyday in their lives for a long time. And they cherish and edear as time goes by. My Quilts are machine washable (in a big enough washer), cool water mild soap. Tumbled Dry on med. to low heat. Simple care instructions can make your quilt be around for your next generations.
Anyhoo, thats a bit about how my process works.
I am happy to answer any questions, or clear any confusion I may have caused>< 🙂