Not at this time. As a Homeschooling mother of Five kids, I am not currently able to dedicate the time involved in creating and keeping up with custom made orders. However, I greatly value feedback and suggestions for any future non-custom made quilts that I sell in my shop.
Prices of Quilts have various valuations. Depending on how intricate the designs are (time consuming) and price of materials, Quilting can quickly become very expensive. Quilts are typically made with the idea that they will be around for generations, so therefore quilt makers tend to use higher or more premium types of materials.
Also as quilt makers, we don't produce extremely large quantities of any one quilt. Handmade quilts are usually unique and not many are exactly alike. Therefore, buying large bulk quantities of certain fabrics are not beneficial for the quilter and in most cases I pay retail prices for fabric.
Outside of price, the time it takes to make a quilt is one of the greatest factors. Sewing is a learned skill and a Quilter's time/pay should reflect their worth.
I do take care in evaluating the prices for my quilts to include time spent, money spent, and I adjust according to the skill level involved in making each quilt. Therefore, prices will reflect and will be different among each quilt I post in my shop.
Currently I am only offering baby stroller and Crib size quilts. I do plan on occasionally offering throw size. However, it is not my plan to offer larger quilts as the prices for purchase could be well over $1000.00.
My quilts are machine stitched and therefore should be fine in most washing machines. I do recommend a machine without an agitator as the agitator can easily rip a quilt.
Since quilting cotton will shrink I recommend using cold water, mild detergent and a low setting on your dryer. Some shrinking is normal for a quilt and will give a quilt it's beautiful texture. I do not preshrink my quilts before shipping. I want to ensure that customers know they are getting a newly made quilt when it arrives.
I highly recommend using a color catcher when washing your quilt. I use a lot of bold and highly saturated colors in many of my quilts, and this will help keep them from bleeding into your quilt.
You may also want to keep your quilts out of direct sunlight, as it can cause your fabric to fade quicker.
Yes. All of my quilts are sewn in a Smoke-Free separate studio inside my home. I do have a hypoallergenic AussieDoodle pup who does not step foot inside my studio. However, I should also note that I iron my quilts on a wool pad. In some cases the fibers of the wool may get on the quilt, so please be sure to wash before use if you have an allergy to wool.