Services Offered

Quilts, Quilts & More Quilts

My primary business is making keepsakes (a/k/a memory quilts)  that you or a loved one can wrap up in.  I make thematic baby quilts for newborns and keepsake quilts to remember baby’s first birthday, graduation and or/ special lifetime events.

T-Shirt Quilts

Grid Style: Base price of $22.00 per block includes sashing, 1 border and a custom label.
Quilting design choices are: straight line, loopy meander or puzzle meander. Additional fees may apply for pieced blocks, special order fabrics and anything requiring special handling.

All Mixed Up (collage) style t-shirt quilts are priced as follows:

15-20 t-shirts   (lap size)             52″ x 64″   $375.00
20-30 t-shirts   (throw size)        60″ x 72″   $445.00
25-35 t-shirts    (twin size)          60″ x 84″   $495.00

T-Shirt Pillows are $55.00 each for 16″/18″ sizes and includes the pillow form.
Baby/Toddler Quilts – completely custom, quoted on a per project basis (avg $195 & up)

Shipping the finished quilt to you is included in the quoted price.  Customers who arrange local pick-up will receive a small discount.

 

Sewing De-Mystified

Do you want to learn how to sew?  I specialize in introducing newbie stitchers to their brand, spanking new (or new to them at least!) sewing machines. Instruction is project-based and geared toward beginner/intermediate stitchers.  Projects are specifically designed to help new stitchers develop confidence with their sewing skills.  I’ve been told I have the patience of a saint and that my classes are fun!   Classes for adults and camps for kids are routinely offered at Stitch N Quilt in Mableton.

6/1/08 Update:  Private/semi-private lessons for kids are now available in my Smyrna studio.  Sessions last 60 minutes.  Machines and basic sewing supplies are provided for use during class.  Fabric and other project specific notions are to be supplied by the student, unless otherwise indicated.  Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay.

Technical Editing for Pattern Designers

Sure, you can always DIY or have a friend look things over.  However, an investment in the services of a good pattern editor can help improve readability and minimize the risk of errors in your patterns. You could see increased sales because customers associate your wonderful designs with projects they can actually make.

I have 20+ years of sewing experience coupled with an equivalent amount of time spent as a teacher-librarian and legal assistant. Many hours have been spent drafting/editing hundreds of legal documents, lesson plans and curriculum units. Some have even been published in professional resources.  My most recent collaboration with a pattern designer resulted in her patterns being picked up by Checker Distributors and she is already reporting repeat orders from quilt shops.

Rates:  $30/hour & up.  A pattern can take 2-6 hours to edit, depending on complexity. You will get more value for your money if your pattern has already been field tested before sending it to me.

Turnaround time:  Normally 1-2 weeks.  If you have a firm deadline, please communicate this when sending your pattern for editing.

Notes:  Projects should be submitted complete with graphics, charts, illustrations, pattern pieces and any other visual aids. I am not able to produce visuals or perform pattern grading at this time.