Our 4 Exclusive Collections And How Each One Came To Be
At Primitive Star Quilt Shop you can find dozens of beautiful patchwork quilts, rugs, curtains and other primitive country home décor to warm your living space. You can also find unique bedding that can't be found anywhere else!
The Idea Of Having Our Very Own Custom Was Super Exciting!
VHC first approached us about creating a custom collection in the fall of 2014. The idea was to consider bringing back a version of one of their retired collections and be able to offer it exclusively to our customers. Their Cheston collection had been one of my favorites from when we first started the quilt shop in 2010 and Maura, a friend of mine, had purchased the original Cheston collection. It seemed like the perfect fit for us.
Here is a picture of Maura's original Cheston quilt. On a side note, she has been using this since 2010 and this is how it currently looks. These quilts are meant to last a long time and still look awesome after years of use!
So anyway, we started brainstorming about the best way to design and bring back the beautiful burgundy and crème vintage prints, plaid and checks.
Cheston Was Going to Happen – Would We Be Ready?
After determining the quilt design and which matching accessories to offer we waited with huge anticipation for our custom quilt line to be manufactured and delivered to us.
We had much preparation to be ready for the big delivery day. Primitive Star Quilt Shop is run out of our home and so we needed to create some storage options before “our Cheston” arrived. I love to make things out of nothing and always have. My daughters joke that I was a “DIYer” long before it became popular to do so. I drew up some plans for the shelving we were going to build in our shipping room. After a trip to the local ReStore we had what we needed to get started. My husband is very patient with my ideas and helps me make them work. You can read the details about this storage shelves project HERE.
Our Very First Custom Collection “Delivery Day” Was SO Fun!
Since that day in 2015, Cheston has grown to be our best-selling quilt collection and we just recently expanded the line and added some additional pieces to give you even more decorating options. Read Can Our Custom Cheston Collection Get Any Better? - Glad You Asked to see how you could use Cheston in your home. Below you can see a picture of how one of our customers named Monica displays the Cheston quilt collection in her lovely home
Custom Collection #2 – Primitive Star
In January of 2017 we were contacted again to consider another custom collection. We thought the timing was right and started making plans. We loved the fabrics in the Kettle Grove collection and wanted to use those same fabrics. We began the design process with VHC Product Development to create a collection featuring the 5-point uneven primitive star that we have built into our logo. They came up with several options and we settled on our favorite. Calling it the Primitive Star Collection was an easy decision since that’s our brand. This collection also features vintage prints and plaids similar to Cheston but in black, grey and crème. The collection includes, shams, throw pillows, a bed skirt, a shower curtain and curtains. The Primitive Star shower curtain has grown to be one of our most popular shower curtains. Customer Shelly created a plank wall and sent us a picture of how awesome it looks with her Primitive Star quilt collection!
Maisie Patch, Our 3rd Exclusive Custom Quilt Bundle Arrives This Month
In February of 2018, we once again went to the drawing board working back and forth with Product Development. They are super talented and worked up many CAD’s for us as we narrowed it down. Burgundy, black and tan are very popular colors for our primitive country loving customers so we wanted to focus on them. We loved the patterns and colors in the Maisie collection that VHC had recently launched. We decided to use those fabrics and create a quilt that followed after our Cheston pattern with large patchwork blocks. The results were amazing! We started pre-selling as soon as we had the photography in hand and had wonderful response and feedback. As soon as our samples arrived, my husband and I decided to try it out in our bedroom. LOVE it!
The Maisie Patch collection is so versatile! It has the black plaid from Kettle Grove. We already had the Kettle Grove plaid curtains and bed skirt in our room and the quilt works great with those. It also matches perfectly to any of the Maisie accessories. It works with Dakota Star pillow cases, Black Check and Black Star as well as Burgundy Check and Burgundy Star. The new Burgundy and Black large check quilted coverlets also look great with the Maisie Patch bundle.
Since this quilt bundle has been so popular, even before the collection arrived, we have already started the process of adding additional pieces to this collection with a quilted throw and a shower curtain. Both the throw and the shower curtain will feature the 6-point star made out of the black plaid fabric and should be here before the end of the year.
Mill Stripe Is the Name of Our 4th Custom Quilt Collection
Soon after creating the Maisie Patch bundle we started work on another exclusive quilt option. Arriving in October of this year, will be our beautiful Mill Stripe quilt bundles. We have already begun pre-orders on this collection, too. There are a limited number of quilts arriving so don’t hesitate to place an order for yours today. These fabrics have been tried and tested in the Sawyer Mill collection. We wanted to use the same neutral plaids and stripe fabrics and this time we chose to use the stripe quilt pattern from the Beckham collection as our inspiration. The quilt has reverse seams and is so soft and cozy. We created a matching shower curtain as well and we are so happy with the way it turned out too.
Once again, the options for matching accessories to our Mill Stripe quilt bundles are practically endless. Especially if you love farm animals. Not only does it work with the Sawyer Mill shams, bed skirts and curtains, you can choose from pigs, cows and chickens for coordinating accent pieces.
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In addition to their beautiful country style, our custom collections share one more important feature—you can only get them from Primitive Star Quilt Shop. A pop-up summer storm has darkened the skies as I write this, and reminds us that fall and winter will come. It’s a good reminder—pick out the custom collection you’ll want to warm you up in the months to come.
So, I’m curious… If you could design your very own quilt collection for us to offer here at the quilt shop, what would it look like? What colors would you include? What fabrics would you use? Would the pattern be simple or complex? Tell us in the comments! Maybe someday…#5?
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