Are you interested in having a one-of-a-kind quilt made just for you? Perhaps you want to surprise a loved one with a quilted gift?
Read on to see if commissioning a quilt from Rossie Crafts might be right for you…
“I make commission quilts and treat each one as if it were my very own. You can depend on my attention to detail. I’m an award-winning quilter and an international quilt teacher and I will use my experience and expertise to deliver a one-of-a-kind high-quality quilt to you!
I’m not the right quilter for every job. Here are the circumstances under which I take commissions:
(1) Customer likes improvisational piecing and my quilting style and is looking for a unique quilt, done in my style.
(2) You’ve got at least a vague idea of what you want, but are not interested in micromanaging quilt creation. For locals (I live outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan), how this works is that I have you visit my studio to select a quilt style and some fabrics. Together, we will agree on:
• basic design scheme (I have several samples to choose from in my studio, see images below and on my website),
• color palette,
• fabric type (solids, prints, types of acceptable prints) .
Once that is agreed upon, I take the fabric and get down to work!
Customers who cannot visit the studio in person accomplish this by chatting via email or video call.
(3) I only work with top-quality thread, fabric, and batting. The cost of fabric, thread, and batting are included in price of quilt, except where special photo fabric or other additions are wanted (customer will pay cost for those items). Usually, fabric cut from clothing can be included in quilts, we can discuss this as we design your quilt. I have over 500 fabrics in my studio, we can usually find what will work for each customer using what is on hand (or I can purchase necessary additions).
(4) Most customers chose either a large lap quilt (approximately 64″x64″) $750. Or a baby quilt (approximately 35″x48”) at $350. Other sizes can be discussed. 50% of payment is due at the beginning of a project, the remainder is due upon delivery.
(5) Turn-around time depends on my other commitments and will be discussed/decided on a case-by-case basis. Quilts are usually completed in 2-10 months.
(6) Customer grants permission to quilter to document her process and the finished quilt on her blog and other social media.
Below are some of the styles selected by recent customers. Keep in mind that we can choose completely different colors for your version of any of these quilts.