Our Photo Quilt Creation Process

Welcome to QuiltStories.com
Custom made photo quilts
Thank you for visiting us 

Our detailed photo quilt creation process from beginning to end.

Our photo quilt creation process:

1 Submit your order from our website.

2.  We send an Automated Order Confirmation by e-mail  followed by a Personal Order Confirmation.

Your personal order confirmation will contain lots of information, such as: partial payment amount, total costs, shipping cost, photo and upload information, our business mailing address, payment information (checks, credit card etc.), photo suggestions, references to your personal web page and a request for partial payment. 

3.  We Confirm and Schedule your order by receiving and acknowledging your partial payment.

We must receive your partial payment to confirm, create your personal web page and schedule your order.

If paying by credit card, use the Credit Card Payment menu on our website.  We process all credit cards, debit and e-check payments through PayPal.  You DO NOT have to create a PayPal account.  PayPal is our safe, secure credit card processing company.  If paying by check, it may take up to 7 days for banks to clear payment. 

We create your personal web page, and forward the link to you via e-mail in about 1 business day or less.  We will NEVER ask for financial information in an e-mail.

Order processing is scheduled by:  Date order confirmation payment received, delivery date requested, photo layout and fabric selection confirmation being received from you. 
4.  Receive your photographs via postal or direct upload to our site.  If you upload digital photos to us, we are automatically notified each time you upload, however, we ask that you notify us when all photos have been sent.  After receiving all photos we will number and display them. Later, we will ask you to help us arrange them on your layout.  If you need to send additional photos, you may do so at any time up until we start photo fabric printing.

5.  Change your photo layout until approved by you.

6.  Receive basic fabric colors:  When appropriate, we will display fabric selections, based on your color choices, on your web page for your approval well prior to starting your creation.

7.  Construction Process: (We do not start construction until we have received your photo layout and fabric confirmation)

Start of construction is noted on your web page.
Photograph enhancement, sizing and photo/fabric printing
Final layout, measurements and fabric cutting
Quality Check
Piecing and sewing photo memory quilt squares
Piecing and sewing Photo Memory Quilt Top
Display progress on your personal web page
Prepare Quilt back, batting and temp binding to Photo Memory Quilt  front
Quilting Process
Cutting/sewing edge binding, Bind outer edge of Photo Memory Quilt
Display your completed Memory Creation on your personal web page
Quality Check and Prep for shipping


8.  Send completion notice with any balance due via e-mail, with a request to re-verify the shipping address.

9.  Receive any balance due on your creation. We do not ship until we have received the balance due on your order and your shipping address has been re-confirmed.

10. Ship finished Memory Creation to you.   We ship via USPS Priority with delivery confirmation. You will receive a shipping/tracking notice soon after your package has been picked up.  Your shipping notice will contain a delivery confirmation tracking number…. and we look forward to hearing from you when your special creation arrives.