How is a traditional quilt constructed?
The construction of traditional quilts is very involved. I tend to use 6 co-ordinating fabrics - these are first washed, dried and pressed. Each fabric is then cut into the desired size square. A pattern is then laid out and formed, from there each row is sewn the rows are then sewn together to form the top layer. Once this is done you make your sandwich - this is your backing layer, batting layer and top layer. The sandwich is then pined together for quilting. The final step is to make the binding for the edges - I use the tradition method of a 2-fold bind with mitered edges for a smooth sharp finish.
What is a wholecloth quilt?
A wholecloth quilt is where the top layer of the quilt is pre-printed with the quilt design. The process is then the same as the traditional method where you make your sandwich - this is your backing layer, batting layer and top layer. The sandwich is then pined together for quilting. The final step is to make the binding for the edges - I use the tradition method of a 2-fold bind with mitered edges for a smooth sharp finish. This method is quicker but of no less quality and makes the product more affordable.
Why are some quilts different sizes?
I believe everyone should be able to purchase one of my quilts - therefore I offer different sizing to cater to different budgets. All listings will have the items specific size (length by width) please ensure you measure before you buy as we can't be held accountable for buyer error.
Is it safe to use quilts in bassinets and cots?
Jorgan Design recommends adhering to SIDS safe sleeping guidelines which can be found here
Quilt Care Instructions.
Washing your quilt
For best results, I recommend washing your quilt with phosphate free detergent in cool water using a gentle or delicate machine cycle.
Please also put your quilt in a delicates bag as this prevents threads catching and pulling in your machine.Do not bleach or soak your quilt in any soaking agents (napisan)
Drying your quilt
Please dry your quilt laying flat out of direct sunlight.
Do not tumble dry your quilt as this can cause a distorted shape and shrinkage.
Ironing your quilt
You can iron using the delicate setting of your iron - please only iron onto the back of the quilt.Please do not dry-clean.
If you need to store your quilt for a period of time please fold up and wrap in acid free tissue paper to prevent any damage. Never store your quilt in a plastic bag.
Where do you source your fabric?
I source fabric from all over Australia and also overseas. All my backing fabric, threads and batting are sourced from a local small business located on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne.