More information & Contact

Patchwork Castle is closing in 2023, and we are no longer taking orders.

Please see our lastest blog post for more information and contact us if you have any questions. Our 'Make Your Own' tutorial is still available.

A huge thank you to everyone who has ordered from us over the last 12 years.

Bespoke Handmade Patchwork Quilts

Have you been looking for a patchwork quilt but been unable to find exactly what you’d like? Would you like to commission a quilt in a particular colour scheme? Maybe you want to include particular motifs (e.g. applique animals, hearts, stars, other images) or to include a child’s name or other personalisation? Perhaps you’d just like a handmade patchwork quilt which is unique to you, and that you can be sure has been produced ethically in the UK ?

Are you looking for a totally unique gift for a wedding, new baby or other special occasion? Perhaps including messages written by friends/family?

Have you seen a quilt pattern that you really love but would like someone else to make it up for you? Or maybe you’ve started on a quilt project and run out of steam?

Then speak to us about commissioning a Bespoke Handmade Patchwork Quilt, Cushion or Wall Hanging.

bespoke quilts and cushions

We will work with you to come up with a quilt design that suits your budget and your personal preferences.

You can take ideas and inspiration from the examples on our website, a design you’ve seen on the web or in a book or magazine, images drawn by your children or a traditional quilt pattern. Or we can make up a pattern or kit that you’ve purchased (please check with us before purchasing!).

We can select fabrics to suit a particular scheme you have in mind – you can send us photographs or fabric samples to help us get it just right. We can also incorporate fabric that you supply, or we can select and supply all the fabric if you prefer (we’ll reflect this in the price if you choose to do this).

I’ll normally have a telephone consultation with you (or you are very welcome to visit our studio in person – Scarborough is a lovely place for a short break) and then send you a sketch of the design by email.

  • Bespoke quilt. Each square was specified by a member of the family, and created in applique or embroidery

  • Mermaid appliqué cushion using child's artwork translated into appliqué.

  • Butterfly appliqué cushion using child's artwork translated into appliqué.

  • Children's drawing as appliqué design on a very special cushion for Dad.

  • A bespoke appliqué quilt. All the appliqués on this quilt were requested by the boy's mother, designed by Chris at Patchwork Castle, and then added to the quilt using new fabrics, and freehand machine embroidery. This was really fun to do. We can do this for you - just let us know your colour scheme, and the pictures you'd like appliquéd.

  • We're often asked to make patchwork quilts with particular appliqué motifs. Here's a cute dog!

  • Pretty fabrics from a couple's wedding, with the bunting recreated in miniature.

  • Small cushions featuring the children's initials in applique.

  • A request from a customer but this one comes up time and time again!

  • A very special commission for a wedding gift. Using just a beautifully patterned fabric with calico, and hand embroidered panels.

  • A very special commission for a little boy who loves London. We were asked to use his clothes and new fabrics to create this special quilt. Can you spot all the landmarks?

  • Patchwork quilt with messages for a new baby.

How long does it take?

An indication of our current turnaround times can be found here. Because of the highly individual nature of these quilts, both at the design stage, in sourcing fabrics and in crafting your quilt we may need to extend the delivery date from those shown. We will confirm an estimated delivery date before confirming your order.

What will it cost?

Bespoke Patchwork Quilts are quoted for individually due to reflect your specific requirements. Please expect to pay more than you would for a ready-made item or standard item from our range to reflect the one-off nature of your quilt. The starting prices reflect a simple quilt design made from new fabrics.

Lap/Cot c. 100cm squarefrom £215
Large Lap/Cot Bed c. 100cm x 140cmfrom £300
Large Square  c.140cm x 140cmfrom £430
Single c 140cm x 200cmfrom £580
Bedspread c 160cm x 200cmfrom £660
Double c 200cm x 200cmfrom £850
Applique elements see images for examplesfrom £10 to £45+ per panel
Embroidered message Freehand machine embroidered messagefrom £5 per word
Photos Add a photo to your quilt or cushion£10 per image
Postage Royal Mail Special Delivery including insurance to full purchase valueIncluded

How Do I Find Out More?

Please do contact us for further information and to discuss your ideas. Thanks so much for your interest.