Commissions or Custom Quilts By Cindy Simms

You think it up and then throw your ideas my way and I will see if I can do it for you. If you are still not sure if your idea is workable, why not contact me for a No Cost No Obligation consultation and price estimate for your ideas of a commissioned project. I do all commissioned quilts/artwork on a first come, first served basis. Commissions are all about me creating something as unique as you, for you or for you to give as a gift and I will work with you in the design phase through color and pattern choices to make this a special, one-of-a-kind piece, that can be handed down to future generations. If you like my style, let’s see what I can create for you.
Over the years, I have made a lot of unique commissioned quilts according to specifications for unique clients. A few of those clients have included a military NCO, a Doctor in Arizona and even for a Scottish Terrier Rescue Group.
A special quilt for that special occasion, be it a birthday, an anniversary, a birth, a wedding, a graduation, a retirement or even to memorialize a loved one, or just a special memory, that you do for yourself or to show how you feel for that special person. Also consider commissioning a quilt for yourself to add a special touch to your home decor.
All quilts are made using 100% cotton and polyester batting for warmth without excess weight. Backings are large flat sheets in the customer’s choice of muslin, a solid color or a print. All quilts are machine quilted for beauty and durability. Your quilt can be professionally quilted by a long arm quilter, but this service requires an extra fee . Please note that long arm quilting will add several weeks to two months onto the time it takes for your quilt to be completed as long arm quilters often have a very long wait list.
I am also willing to do a top only for a discounted price with the buyer deciding how the top will be finished or quilted.
The techniques I use are factors in determining the cost with machine techniques costing less and hand techniques more. I do applique by both machine and hand and piecing by machine. Both can be hand or machine quilted, with hand quilting taking longer and costing considerably more. Cost of materials will be the commissioners responsibility unless otherwise noted. If exotic fabrics are used the price of the quilt may be increased.
Also unless otherwise noted, all quilts are machine washable and dryable. (Quilts with beaded or other embellishments may be hand washed, if necessary and laid flat to dry.)
After discussing your ideas and getting a good idea of want you want, I will require with signed contract a minimum of $125.00 non-refundable payment (to be applied toward first partial payment) to cover partial cost of drawing supplies and design time. Once final designs are agree upon, I will require a payment of 50% less design fee to be paid. Another payment of 25%, when top is completed and with the last payment of 25%, being made upon completion of quilt.
Any purchase made by money order or check will be shipped after the check clears the bank.
To commission a custom quilt, contact Cindy at katsdsgn1@aol.com And request a Commissioned Quilt Agreement by e mail to you. My mailing address will be provided after initial contact in an email.

Commissioned Quilt Agreement