Advice on where to buy homemade quilts

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Biddieacres, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Hi!

    I have always loved quilts and was wondering if anyone on this forum made them or knew where to buy homemade quilts. I thought about etsy but the ones I saw were the size of a throw. I was looking for a big one the size of a king size bed.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Lots of us quilt. Check out several of the quilting threads in the hobbies forum. TerrieLacy often has quilts for sale she made.
     
  3. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep what MP said
     
  4. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    You can also check ebay.com, ioffer.com and etsy.com. All are good. I sell quilts.
     
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  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Join a swap and make your own!
     
  6. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    I wish I could make my own! (I do crochet but sewing and quilting.....that's another story).

    I have my grandma's old sewing machine but still never figured it out. I should have listened when I was younger when she would try to explain.

    Would love to buy one from someone on this forum so I will do a search. Thanks!
     
  7. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ma-Kettle, I just had to say I saw your website and I LOVE your kitty quilt. If you ever decide to take quilt orders in the future I would love to know. I wish I could do that. You are very talented!
     
  8. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:Thanks, I don't consider myself talented, skilled maybe. I take orders when I get down to a couple of orders. I have a waiting list. My second business is starting to pick up so very soon I will give up making quilts or at the very least only do a couple a year. I have a quilting business. I take orders to quilt other quilters quilts.

    I am in the process of designing a dog quilt. Can't seem to find the time to finish the design. There's a lot of dog owners.....

    I truly believe anybody can quilt. I failed sewing in school. I was terrible at it. I think the idea is just to sit down learn the machine and sew some cloth together until you comfortable with sewing. Then do some real easy patterns. Like 9 patch or the card trick. Or a combination of both. My first quilt was a butterfly quilt. It was hard and I had a broken wrist with a cast on. Now that was a challenge. I did find I could sew with one hand. It was this one:
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    I have yet to make another one like it. The butterflies are all patchwork not panels. They were real hard to make. I think that was my favorite quilt.
     
  9. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Yes that is beautiful. All your work is. Did you take a class or teach yourself?

    Quilting is on my list of things to learn along with playing the fiddle. [​IMG] (These are my plans for the future when the kids are a little older).

    You have inspired me to take on quilting.
     
  10. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Thanks!! I am 100% self taught at quilt making. I am trying to master hand applique. While I am getting better as time goes by I don't have much if any time to do it. I love to paper piece. It's precise, the only thing is it dull my machine needles.

    Oh you should really learn to do both the fiddle and quilt making. Fiddling has such a lovely sound. I want to start a bucket list. I could easily come up with 100 things I have not done or seen. The Grand Canyon would be first on my list. Sky diving would also be up there. Scuba diving...I lived on an Island most of my life and never went scuba diving!!! [​IMG]
     

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