Friday, August 19, 2011

Comission Work Quilts

The beautiful Jungle Baby Quilt
   It is complete- totally cute- and now, gone to it's new home. Another precious quilt is off the frame and out the door. My heart sings with every sweet thought this bundle of jungle babies and gingham brought me.

The back shows the hand-quilted cross hatch pattern.
   Cross hatch hand quilting brings stability and charm to the crib-size quilt; each line created by thousands of tiny little stitches. Cotton blend quilting thread in ecru was used to add a hint of contrast to the blues and print fabric.
Blue binding
   Deep blue binding serves as the perfect frame- drawing the whole thing together. "Stone-washed" dark blue not only makes the binding frame, but also creates the applique letters displaying the baby's name and year of birth.
Hidden sleeve
   At the customer's request, a hidden sleeve was added to the top of the crib-size quilt providing a hanging option for the parents. Not intrusive or awkward, the hidden sleeve is simply not seen if the owners choose to use the quilt as bedding instead of display.

   I was recently asked if I prefer commission work or making the quilts and then listing them for sale- my answer- I like them both. Each option has its advantages and its disadvantages. In reality, I love having one of my own in the works, and one commission on the frame.
   The other question I am often asked: what are my prices. Here is my basic price list- bear in mind- all are subject to consultation and situation. Discounts are available for blog followers and fellow Etsy shop owners as well as family.

Simply Scaife Handmade


Layette     Crib     Twin     Full     Queen     King
$60          $100    $120    $140   $160       $180

Quilt Piecing

Layette     Crib     Twin     Full     Queen     King
$50          $75      $90      $105   $120       $135
* hand applique or intricate patterns add $15

Finishing Services

Layette     Crib     Twin     Full     Queen     King
$5             $5        $10      $15      $20     $25  

**quilt repair is priced by evaluation of work needed and size of quilt.

All fabrics, batting is reimbursed at cost.
Thread is included in fees.

Shipping is priced at flat rate prices.
Quilts are worked in a smoke free/pet free home either on a frame or in a hoop.

I do ask that all commission work begin with a $50 deposit which will be applied to the final cost.

So, if you are interested in having us complete a quilt, start a quilt or completely make one for you...or repair a quilt that has fallen to us at


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