E-transfer. Shipping can go two ways: general mail with a signature or Purlator with a signature.
I use 100% cotton.
Airing your quilt outside on a nice day will restore its freshness. If you can not do this, just lay your quilt on a bed and lightly use febreze for fabrics and let it dry. This will freshen your quilt.
Just fold your quilt and put it into a very large pillow case and store in a dry, dark place. You can also lay it flat if you have room, or roll it and cover it.
It can take anywhere from one and a half months to alost a year to do a quilt top. Quilting time depends on the quilting design. To quilt everything together it can take anywhere from 75 hours to over 300 hours!
Explore Our handmade quilts
Stitch in Time Quilting Studio has sold quilts from Newfoundland to British Columbia, England and Australia.
why do handmade quilts cost so much?
The cost of materials is anywhere from $15 to $20 a meter. It usually takes 6 meters for the quilt top and 6 meters for bottom so that is $180 to over $320 just for the top and bottom. The bottom averages about $100 per queen/king quilt. That brings the material to $280 to $420 per quilt.
Time is another thing… the standard for time is to go by minimum wage per year. I do not do that. Just remember most of my quilts are hand pieced, so for example:
- 50 hours to put a standard quilt top together = 50 hrs x minimum wage $13.50 – $675) If you are doing block work it could take from 2 to 5 hours per block depending on design. This price could vary from 12 to 36 blocks. So, price-wise it could be from $972 to $2430 per quilt top.
- Assembling the quilt 3 hours @ $13.50 = $40.50
- Thread $10
- Binding, marking binding 2 hours @$13.50 = $27
- Attaching binding 10 hours @ $13.50 = $135
If you go by minimum wage figures, you are looking at between $1464.50 low price and $2962.50 high price. This is why my quilts are between $1000 an $1500.