The following questions and answers should help you understand the process of commissioning a quilt. Please call us if you have additional questions or when you are ready to discuss the specifics of a commission.
Are your patterns available for download?
The patterns on our pattern page are available by mail only and are not downloadable. If you are interested, we do have four patterns available for free download. Please click here to view the free patterns page.
What is the lead time for commissions?
Delivery of custom quilts
averages 8–12 weeks and will be confirmed at the time of your order.
Do you have any of your quilts in stock?
We occasionally have
sample quilts available for sale but otherwise we make each quilt to order.
What are your standard sizes?
Approximate sizes are:
Wall hanging 38" x 46" or 40” x 40”, Napping 48" x 72",
Twin 65" x 90", Queen 86" x 92", King 102" x 92".
Our standard bed quilt sizes are based on a 10"–13" drop at the sides
and foot of the mattress and vary by design. The exact dimensions of your quilt
will be specified in your commission agreement.
I have an antique bed with an unusual mattress
size. Can you customize the quilt to fit?
Certainly, custom sizes
can be designed and made for an additional cost.
I have a four-poster bed. Can you create a quilt
with corner cutouts?
We have done this for some
designs. Some lend themselves to such an adaptation better than others. Please
call us for details and pricing.
How can I know exactly what I’ll be getting?
We draw up a commission
agreement for every order. The agreement clearly states details including the
design, size, colors, quilting pattern and thread color, type of batting,
backing fabric, delivery date and shipping cost so that you know just what
you’ll be getting.
Will my quilt be identical to the one shown?
Each quilt is unique. We
keep to the spirit of the original but fabrics go out of print quickly and dye
lots vary, so the fabrics and colors may vary from those shown. We offer a
swatch approval service if you need to see exact fabrics.
I’ve designed a quilt. Can you make it for me?
We do not execute other
people’s designs, all of our designs are original.
I like your work but don’t see anything
in the gallery. Do you design custom quilts?
Absolutely. We have
designed and made many custom quilts for bedrooms, public spaces, corporate
boardrooms and lobbies. If you are interested in a one-of-a-kind or
site-specific quilt, please call us at (708) 445-1817. We charge a design development fee to create
illustrations of multiple options based on your needs and budget. If you want
to proceed with one of those options, we then draw up a commission agreement
and make the quilt.
Are quilts returnable?
Custom quilts are each
made to order, so all sales are final.
can I pay for my commission?
Custom commissions orders must be
prepaid. We accept Visa, MasterCard and company or personal checks. All orders
delivered to Illinois are charged 9% sales tax.
How do you ship?
Quilts are shipped insured
and will require a signature for delivery. The shipping and insurance costs
will be added to the cost of the quilt. We use FedEx or UPS for most shipments.
I’m a quilter and would like to make
one of the quilts in your gallery. Can I buy a pattern?
The quilts shown in our gallery are our
original designs and are copyrighted and are not for reproduction unless
otherwise noted. We have dozens of patterns available in our books, magazines
and as stand-alone patterns.