Massachusetts quilter?

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dafoester posted on Tue, Jun 19 2012 7:00 AM

Greetings, I am not a quilter,so hopefully I do not offend anyone.

My girlfriend and I are expecting our first child in December and we have been searching high and low to find a bedding set that we both like for our baby girl's nursery.We recently found one that we liked at Pottery Barn, but it had been discontinued.So, this is what brings me to this site.If anyone in Massachusetts is interested in taking on this project I would love to talk with you a bit more.



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Ooo, quilt by commission.  I hope you find someone up for the task.  I can't imagine it would have to be a Massachusetts quilter as long as you have a picture of the quilt.

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gini replied on Tue, Jun 19 2012 10:09 AM

have you contacted the local quilt shops in your area.  they might have a lead on a quilter that would take on the project.   do you realize that the quilts at pottery barn are mass produced, most likely in china.   you are asking for a custom quilt, and bedding set,  hand-made,  and it will be considerably more expensive.  you might also check with your local tailors to see if they know of anyone who would take on the project. 

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Ditto what they said, plus, my recommendation is to request a wool, flannel or cotton batting rather than polyester.  The poly looks cute and fluffy when new, but the others will become an heirloom treasure.  You may not understand how shops can sell these items so cheaply compared to commissioned work. Plus the ones at shops lose their appeal when held up to handmade. They rely primarily on the fabric to attract your attention but fail miserably in the detail work.

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