frequently asked questions

Pricing

The cost of your custom quilt will depend a great deal on its size and the detail of your design, so I’ll provide individual quotes for each of your quilt options. In general, though, a lap-size Whimzie quilt costs between $300 and $450. That includes everything that goes into the creation of the quilt you’ve always wanted, from fabric to finished.

Just a little fine print about pricing – 1) You are under absolutely no obligation to purchase a quilt if you request a free design; 2) a deposit of half the total is required to begin your order; and 3) shipping is typically an additional $25 due as part of your final invoice (see shipping).

Sizing

In general, quilts are sized as shown, but different designs may cause the dimensions to vary slightly.

  • Wall Hanging – 36″ X 36″
  • Baby Quilt – 36″ X 48″
  • Lap Quilt – 48″ X 60″
  • Twin Quilt – 64″ X 88″
  • Queen Quilt – 90″ X 95″
  • King Quilt – 105″ x 95″

Timing

Because I know how much this quilt means to you, I want to give its creation the care and attention to detail that it deserves. This means most custom quilts take 1 to 3 months to finish. I’ll provide a specific completion date after you select your final design. Not surprisingly, the sooner you get started, the sooner your quilt will be on its way to you!

Shipping

Your Whimzie quilt will be gift boxed and securely packaged for the trip to your home. A shipping charge of $25 per quilt ensures dependable delivery by the United States Postal Service (USPS). I’ll email a tracking number, too; that way, while waiting for your quilt to arrive, you can check its progress to your doorstep. Occasionally, I can ship smaller quilts – wall hangings, for example – for less; the shipping charge will be reduced for these items, but they will still be gift boxed and securely packaged.

Quilts generally ship 1 to 2 days after your payment is confirmed (i.e. when notified by PayPal, when a money order is received or when a check clears).

Non-USA Customers

If you are not located in the US, please notify me before payment – I will need to confirm a shipping method and quote a new cost.

Paying

Whimzie Quiltz and More accepts credit cards through PayPal, money orders, and personal checks from the US only.

Credit Card Payments

To pay with PayPal’s secure payment service, which allows you to use a credit card for your purchase, I will send you an email invoice with the necessary information. When you receive the email from PayPal, follow the instructions; you will be walked through a series of steps to complete your secure transaction.

Money Orders / Personal Checks

To pay by money order or check, please email me at deidre@whimziequiltz.com and I will forward an email invoice for your purchase. Make check or money orders payable to:

Deidre McLeod
PO Box 500147
San Diego, CA 92150

Additionally, please include a copy of the email invoice with your payment.

Caring for Your Custom Quilt

Following these care instructions for your Whimzie quilt will leave you with a fabric keepsake to cherish for years to come.

Washing

Use cold water and mild detergent in the gentle cycle for the minimum time. Never use hot water or bleach and never dry-clean your quilt. After washing your quilt for the first time, you may notice the quilt appears slightly rumpled – this is “antiquing,” a normal characteristic of quilts due to shrinkage of the batting.

Drying

The perfect way to dry your quilt is to lay it flat. Never hang it on a clothesline. You may also use a dryer on low heat to tumble the quilt dry. If possible, tumble until near-dry and lay the quilt out until completely dry.

Storing

Fold your quilt and wrap it in acid-free tissue paper or store it in a cloth bag or pillowcase. About twice a year, open the quilt and refold it differently than before; this prevents creases caused by folding in the same place each time. Never store your quilt in a wood chest, drawer, or box – oil from the wood can be absorbed by the fabric, creating permanent stains.

Displaying

When hanging the quilt, be sure that it is supported along the entire top edge; hanging by a few spots along the top causes sagging.

Repairing

If you happen to find a tear in your quilt, fix it immediately. Use tiny stitches when repairing any damage. Professional quilt restorers may offer further advice.

Most importantly…cuddle up and enjoy your quilt!

Contact me today to learn more about custom Whimzie quilts or to discuss the quilt you’ve always wanted. And I’m always happy to answer any quilt-related questions – I love to talk quilts and quilty things!