The Cake Quilt is a one-of-a-kind throw sized piece, approx 60 in x 60 in (5ft x 5ft). It is largely made with pieces of fabric left over from other projects. Repurposing remnant pieces is one way the studio stays as close to zero waste as possible.
The front of the quilt has reds and pinks from fabric dyed with madder root and quebracho. It also has pieces of Essex and yarn dyed cotton/linen in flax and grey.
The back of the quilt is a mixed patchwork of mostly greys from fabric dyed with Himalayan rhubarb and quebracho with the addition of iron salts.
The front and back of the quilt were machine pieced, meaning the patchwork is machine sewn. The quilting, meaning the stitches running throughout, were entirely done by hand with cotton sashiko thread. Hand quilting is a very laborious and time consuming process but the impact of the hand stitches cannot be mimicked with a machine.
The binding is flax colored cotton/linen and was also sewn by hand.
The quilt has 100% cotton batting which gives it a nice weight for spring. It is functional but can also be displayed as a piece of art.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Domestic Shipping: Quilts will ship within 3 business days via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground. Quilts ship for a flat rate fee of $48 which covers the shipping cost, full insurance and a signature at delivery.
International Shipping: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote or to arrange an international purchase.
Returns: Quilts are final sale and cannot be returned. Please contact us before purchase for any additional information or images and we will be happy to provide them.
It's best to display quilts away from direct sunlight. Some natural dyes are sensitive to sunlight which can cause fading.
Vacuuming the quilt with a stocking over the vacuum hose is an easy way to remove light dust.
For a deeper clean, professional cleaning is recommended.
For most quilts it is possible to clean by soaking in a tub and handwashing with care using a gentle detergent. Rinse and remove the excess water. Lay flat to dry out of direct sunlight. Hanging the quilt to dry will put strain on the stitches.
Please do not machine wash.