Posts Tagged ‘ bed spread ’

Product # 29 : The Lemon Quilt!

Its finally finished. And I did something yesterday that I was scared of even trying. I did this one with a free motion quilting all over!!!

Neatly folded…

It was so overwhelming. And my fingers are still numb. But one look at it and I know it was worth all the effort!

Check out the free motion quilting

So here’s the Lemon Quilt up for sale in my shop!

Price : Rs. 2000/-

Size : 4′ x 6′

Product # 26 : The Paintbox Quilt!!! Its done!!!

Finally, Its done!!!

My Paintbox Quilt… I know its not really great… I was a complete novice when I was piecing it together. I plan to make another one soon. So here’s a listing for the Quilt. I’ll make one for you, if you want me to… There’ll be some modifications, but the basic concept will remain…

The Paintbox Quilt

It looks gorgeous!

Custom Made.

Price : Rs. 150 per Sq.ft.

Available in following sizes.

1. 36″ X 36″ (Small Baby)

2. 52″ X 52″ (Large Baby)

3. 64″ – 72″ x 86″ – 96″ (Twin)

4. 88″ – 99″ x 94″ – 108″ (Queen)

5. 94″ – 108″ x 94″ – 108″ (King)

Please feel free to mail me the size you desire.

WIP # 3 : The Lemon Quilt

This Quilt inspired me to do this. I had wanted to make a yellow quilt for a long time. And this one came out real good. Thanks to my new baby!

The Lemon Quilt

Isn’t she gorgeous.

Isn't she gorgeous?

Can you help me with choosing the binding? Yellow? White? Mixed? Any other suggestions?

Product # 22 : Diwan Set

This one was another made to order diwan set. It included 2 Bed Spreads (One of it was about 8 feet long) + 6 Cushion Covers + 4 Bolster Covers

The Diwan Set

Made from 3 sarees – typical georgette sarees with a lot of embellishments. It looks great in the house of the owners – a young couple’s first home!

View from the other side

Price : Rs. 1500/- (you provide the sarees)

shipping extra

Paintbox Quilt Along!

God knows why, but I joined the Paintbox Quilt Along by Elizabeth. I’m a complete novice when it comes to making blocks for quilts. But I did it and I’m keeping my word.

Set # 1

I’m done with cutting all the blocks and stitching most of them. 😀 (Thats an achievement in itself.) Though cutting them was really boring. But I managed to do it while I was staying at the hospital while mom underwent hysterectomy last month at Pune. (Lot of Aadi-free time, you know!)

Set # 2

So right now, I’m just a few blocks away from completing the blocks!!! Then comes the sashing (which I honestly dread) and the sandwich (Which I dread even more).

Set # 3

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I guess the free motion quilting will have to wait till my new machine arrives.

Set # 4

The one I use right now belonged to my Grandma (it was on this machine that my Grandpa – Anna, as we all called him – stitched our infant clothes! I’m so glad to be using the same machine. But the problem is that it is a straight stitch machine. I tried the Singer 2818, but wasn’t satisfied with it. I might go for a Bernette 56 or Bernette 66. But after the great experience with the company executives, I’ve finalized the brand!

Set # 5

So, the quilting will be done after I get my new machine. Hopefully, it’ll be before the end of the next month. 🙂

Set # 6

So lets see what happens next. Right now enjoy the splashes of colours!!!

Set # 7

About

This is my blog and its mostly about my new venture – Shruti’s – the ‘up’cycle shop. Although you’ll find other posts like my poetry and a few personal moments too.

About Shruti’s : There is a lovely story behind this venture. It starts in 2007. After the birth of my son, I was left with tonnes of ill-fitting clothes. I did what normal Indian women would do. Selected a few and gave them away to my maids. But still I was left with three bagful of them. I gave them to a ‘boharin’ – a Maharashtrain woman, who goes from door to door collecting old clothes and giving stainless steel utensils in return.

Prema – that was her name – told me then that with the dropping prices of new clothes and an awareness about looking good, people were not buying these old clothes as much as they did earlier. All that she could give me, in return of 3 bagful of clothes was a small ‘dabba’.

The thoughts lingered in my mind for quite a longer time than I thought it would. The next time, i had a few old clothes left – and this time there were just a couple of dresses, i decided to make something creative out of them. I ended up using the dupattas to make these lovely pillow covers.

They were just wonderful and my friends didn’t believe i had used my old clothes to do them.

I was happy. But still was left with the dresses of those dupattas. My mind got racing again. What could i make out of them?

My living room was being renovated at the time. Complete with a wooden trussed roof and a warli painting on one wall, it was a complete traditional looking. I was looking for a good seating to be kept there. My husband, Rohit, and I both liked the idea of having a ‘bajla’ a woven cot mostly foundon indian ‘dhaba’s, in our living room.

Then another idea struck me.Instead of buying a woven cot, why dont i weave one out of my old clothes? I got my carpenter to make a frame using leftover wood and got to work. I cut up strips of my dresses and made them into a stool. Both of us were happy with the result. And we made 3 more.  (I gave away one to my brother)

As a part of project at work, i had to visit the slums in the city. Meeting the women there really changed the way i thought. I felt i had to do something for them. But at that time, i did not know what.

It was in November 2009, when i thought of ‘up’cycling old clothes as a business venture. I started off with just a couple of women doing the sewing. But soon the idea grew to a larger scale and today i have about a 50 women who work for me.

I am happy to say that, these women earn a decent INR 200, working from home. And since i teach them to sew new things, they increase their skill also.

My future blogs will give you an idea of what we manufacture. The range of products is from doormats to bedspreads and cushion covers to mobile pouches.

We also came up with the idea of making grocery bags from old newspaper. Currently we can manufacture about 50,000 to 1,00,000 bags a month.

Shruti’s – the ‘up’cycle shop, was started as something that I could occupy myself with during the break that i took from my work, following a short illness. But soon, it has been a very successful enterprise with an ever-increasing list of clients.

Product # 1 – A Silk Saree Bedspread

A silk saree bedspread

Made from a single pure silk saree, this bedspread has a 100% cotton backing. Priced at a decent Rs. 2500/- (does not include shipping) it is sure to charm hearts.