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What types of fabric can be used for a memory quilt?
Cotton and cotton blend fabrics work the best.  I can work with synthetic fabrics, like neck ties, but the fabric is more challenging.  Thicker fabrics, like that used for sweatshirts or fleece, do not work well for memory quilts.

Will I get my pieces of fabric back?
If you check the box on the bottom of your order form that specifies that you would like all of the fabric scraps back from you memory items, we can definitely return those with your completed quilt.

Is it safe to ship my memory fabrics and/or finished quilt?
Generally, yes.  But, shipping is dependent of the individual shipping company. We have no control over the items while in transit.  We will always ship your quilt to you with tracking and insurance.  We recommend that you do the same when sending in your materials.  If your items are lost in shipping, only the price that the item(s) were insured for can be recuperated. 

Can I hand deliver my fabrics to you and/or pick up my quilt in person?

Absolutely! But, because PBQ doesn't have a business front we will work with you to find a public location to meet and exchange items.  Preferably at a coffee shop, because Lorelai loves coffee!

How long will it take my quilt to be completed?
This is a highly variable number that depends on a number of factors: 

  • One, the project.  Custom piecing an intricate design will take longer than directly sewing t-shirt blocks together.

  • Two, the quilting pattern.  Stippling is the fastest, followed by a pantograph, and then free-motion quilting.

  • Three, the number of projects that the artist already has in line.

  • Four, the current demands of the artist's school and extracurricular activities (remember, the artist is still in high school!)  

What if I'm not happy with the finished product?
Lorelai looks at every project like it's a gift that she is making for one of her own family members, so she puts her best effort into all that she does.  That being said, it's sometimes hard to communicate over a distance so she might get your vision wrong.  It's also sometimes hard to understand that quilting arts have some minor imperfections because they are not computer generated.  If she pulled out every stitch that wasn't perfect, it could damage the quilt.  So an artist has to balance these imperfections with the integrity of the piece.  If, after considering all of this, you are still not happy, she'll gladly talk with you about how you would like to make the piece better. 

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