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I've been quilting off and on for over 20 years, but only recently started quilting in earnest. I've made several lap quilts, one king quilt that I had professionally quilted and I have two more quilt tops (queen and king) that I still need to quilt.
Hi Diane ... to answer your question on my photo of broderie perse ... it was a short blurb on the technique that I saw in a quilting book I got at work. LOL It looked easy enough and it turned out to be easy too! It's a lot of fun, even cutting the pieces out. Brought me back to my childhood and cutting out paper doll clothing. ;)
Of course I don't mind. I actually work out of my home custom quilt and sewing studio "Sew Many Stitches" where I do all types of projects for people, from mending clothes to designing and making quilts or just doing the quilting. I actually enjoy helping people finish their projects or figure out how to fix things. This morning I helped my 10 year old neighbor mend her ballet shoes. I have made all types of quilts for people, tied, machine quilted and I have hand embroidered/quilted a couple for myself. It is too slow to do that type of work full time, but that does not mean that I don't enjoy it when I get the chance. I accept projects on a first come first served basis and work the custom work around my teaching schedule. I teach sewing and quilting for Jo-Ann's as well as have a couple of private studio students. I am currently working on a queen size crazy quilt made out of antique hankies and once that is finished I do not have a waiting list. That is subject to change knowing that I do have a couple of people that have called me or inquired, but have not delivered the quilt to me as yet. I charge .02 per square inch to machine quilt, thread and materials are extra, and $10 per hour for design/transfer work if you want me to mark the quilt. We can work out a price for hand quilting based on what you want done and the finished size. It works best if we have both signed the work agreement before I start to make sure we both know what to expect when finished. I will attach a couple of my latest projects for you to see.IMG_0553.JPGIMG_0551.JPGIMG_0522.JPG In order these are an extra long twin T-Shirt Quilt done as a custom order, a scrap wall hanging based on America the Beautiful now in my sun room 44 x 56, and the last is one of two matching queen sized Memorial quilts made out of recycled clothes for a family here in town--It has everything from boxer shorts and blue jeans to baseball hats, winter coat logos, and a hockey uniform, and the child's favorite Ghostbuster's sheet and yes, few T-shirts. All of these are machine quilted. Mixing fabrics and textures makes these quilts so interesting, but also a bit of a challenge. Hope this helps. Debbie
Thank you for your vote of confidence. I enjoy repair work and do mending of clothes and mending of ecclesiastical garments, but no one has ever asked me to repair a quilt before. I'm actually a degreed home economist with a specialty in family ministry and volunteer management, but returned to my home ec roots and now mainly I do fabric recycling and make quilts out of old clothes as memorial gifts or T-Shirt quilts for graduation gifts as well as teach all types of sewing and quilting lessons. Having said that, I would be glad to help you if I can. My studio is in O' Fallon, IL you can call me with/for details at 618-628-8806.