Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about donations is at the bottom. Scroll down
HOW MANY OF YOUR QUILTS OR PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Only 1 (one) is available. DO NOT CHANGE THE QUANTITY in the block. The quantity says 1 and allows you to change it however, DON'T do that because there is only one available. The website programmers (Weebly) have the cart portion of the website set up that way and I am unable to take the quantity block out. I can only ask and tell you not to change the quantity block because there is only one available.
WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Pay Pal is our preferred method of payment. You can pay via Pay Pal with a credit card without having a Pay Pal account.
WHAT DON'T YOU ACCEPT?
We don't accept cashier's checks of any kind, western union, or you sending your personal representative after you've paid with credit card or Pay Pal on the internet. If you plan to pick the article up in person CASH is expected.
You can't use PayPal on the internet and then pick up the product in person. Cash is the expected payment when buying in person. We do accept checks in person if we know you personally. However, it is best to come with cash in hand.
WHY DO YOU SHIP PRIORITY?
I choose to ship priority because the packaging products are free from USPS and delivered right to my door. Second....it gets to the buyer within a reasonable amount of time and that's what is important!
DO YOU MAKE QUEEN OR KING SIZE QUILTS?
NO - The largest quilts I make are double (full) size and even those are rare. I only make smaller quilts. They are usually referred to as sofa quilts, or lap quilts. Many of the quilts I make will fit the top of a queen or king bed but not cover the pillows nor have any overhang. Usually even the twin quilts don't cover the pillow. I also make wall hangings which are usually smaller than a true crib size quilt.
I'M HAVING TROUBLE VISUALIZING THE ACTUAL SIZE OF A LAP SIZE QUILT. CAN YOU HELP ME VISUALIZE THE SIZE?
A lap size quilt is THE perfect size for curling up on the sofa with a good book. They can be used as a car quilt, a golf cart quilt, a child's drag around quilt without the cumbersomeness (is that a word?) of a full size quilt. But to help you visualize....Well...I can lay a large lap size quilt on the top of a child size twin bed and it usually covers the top not including the pillows.
DO YOU MAKE T-SHIRT QUILTS, QUILTS FROM MY BABIES CLOTHING, PHOTO QUILTS?
NO - I find the t-shirt fabric too hard to manipulate. It wants to go one way and I want it to go the other way. It stretches too much and it doesn't like to go square.
Baby clothing no matter how clean it looks, unless it has never been used will have stains and even though those stains don't show now they will later on. The difference in the fabrics is hard to work with also.
Photo quilts can be fun but it seems my printer doesn't like to print on photo fabric. It jams and causes me so many problems that I just don't make them.
I get too stressed trying to figure out what another person wants so it isn't worth the problems it creates for me. However, if you've seen a quilt online that I've made and you like it but prefer it in a different color I am able to do that. It can't be made in the same fabric.
I HAVE SOME FANTASTIC FABRIC THAT I WOULD LIKE FOR PILLOWCASES. CAN YOU MAKE THEM FOR ME AND WHAT KIND OF FABRIC DO I NEED?
Yes! - I will make pillowcases from your fabric. You must ship me the fabric. For one set of pillowcases you must ship 2 yards of fabric for the main body, 1 yard for the edging fabric and .5 yard for the accent fabric. I charge $15.00 for making 1 set of two pillowcases PLUS shipping/handling.
Just about any fabric works for pillowcases. Normally 100% cotton works best, but a cotton/poly would be ok as well. I wouldn't use the cotton/poly in a quilt but for pillowcases this fabric is just fine. I don't like working with jersey fabric that stretches like a rubberband. That's the kind usually used in T-shirts.
I HAVE A QUILT TOP I MADE. CAN I SEND IT TO YOU TO QUILT?
No, I do not quilt your quilt tops. I am not that type of quilter for hire.
ARE YOUR QUILTS WASHABLE?
Yes, 100% cotton quilts are washable with care. Use gentle cycle on your machine. DO NOT use soaps such as Woolite, they tend to make deep cotton colors run. Use a gentle liquid soap for best results. If you are using powder, dissolve the soap before adding it to the washer. Use cool water, not warm or cold. If you must use the dryer, use low setting until almost dry, take out and lay flat until completely dry. Do not hang over line. JUST A NOTE: Do not Dry Clean 100% cotton quilts, it destroys the fabric.
I DON'T SEE YOUR QUILT PATTERNS FOR SALE. HOW DO I GET THEM AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY?
I don't sell quilt patterns. The only pattern I sell is The TUBE Decorator Pillowcase Making Instructions. That is an entirely different company and from what I can gather they are selling under the name of Creekside Quilts by Quilt King Products from Liberty KY. At any rate it's not me.
WOULD YOU MAKE A QUILT FOR OUR CHARITY AUCTION or FUND RAISER?
I do from time to time make custom items for charity functions HOWEVER I must truly believe in what the organization stands for and what it's goals are. I will consider a quilt donation to non profit organizations which involve: Animals; Senior Citizens; Schools; Educating the Homeless; Folks who have suffered a tragedy.
I will NOT make or donate quilts to any cancer fund raisers. The cancer industry is a massive, for profit racket that exploits human suffering for corporate profits. To protect those profits, the industry pushes a series of lies they want you to believe...lies about cancer fundraising, cancer treatments, cancer causes and much more.
If you are still on the band wagon for raising money for awareness or cure by those that display the little pink ribbon you need to educate yourself in what is really happening within those agencies. There are many websites which tell of the atrocities medical doctors and cancer societies are doing to keep you unaware. If you must support cancer awareness or cures, jump on the natureopath bandwagon which can actually cure the disease.
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read, and absorb what it's saying then make an educated decision to stop supporting the pink ribbon.
ALSO....when I'm working on a quilt I think about the organization and the good they're doing and why they are doing what they do. I DO NOT want to be thinking about cancer. It's an old saying that you are what you are thinking!!!!
I will NOT donate to Save the Children from foreign countries or organizations that cater to illegals in the USA.