Personalised Bespoke Quilt Commissions

Personalised bespoke quilt commissions are always welcome.

If you wish to make a quilt from cherished old clothes, or from your own special stash of fabric , Lisa will work with you to design a quilt to the size & style that fits you & your home.

Lisa can also stitch a quilt (floor, cushion, tent, laptop cover, you decide) as a special gift to celebrate a significant event, or can make a unique quilt just for you or for a loved one.

Just get in touch with Lisa to discuss your quilt ideas further.

View one of a kind bespoke commissions including Memory quilts, Baby quilts, Wedding quilts and Harris Tweed patchwork quilts.


  • Lisa will work with you to design a quilt to the size & style that fits you & your home.
  • Your quilt will be truly unique to you, hand finished and stitched to last so to become an heirloom piece.
  • A quilt 200cm by 150cm with a design that isn’t too complex will take on average 20 to 25 hours to sew and will cost around £450 to £500.
  • A quilt commission will take up to maximum 6-8 weeks to stitch from the mutually agreed stitching starting date.
  • If you are interested in Lisa stitching you a personalised unique quilt, click Bespoke-quilt-info for further details.


And here are a couple of additional and truly unique quilt commissions;



Nikki and Derris asked me to work with them to create some quilted throws from their beautiful Ghanaian lost wax fabric. Here are the joyful results;


Ian got in touch again two years after buying his ruby red 2m length of Bird&Leaf Folklore Fabric to ask me to adapt it into two special 60 by 30cm cushions and a rather beautiful unique quilted throw. Here’s what Ian said about his quilt & cushion commission; Lisa explained the process and options available and kept me informed  of progress resulting in a superb unique quilt and cushions which will be a joy to use for many years to come. Thanks again, Regards, Ian.


Lewis asked me to stitch a new quilt to replace one brought in America nearly 30 years ago on his honeymoon. The inspiration for the design and colours came from the original American quilt, plus an autumnal ‘New England in The Fall’ vibe. I’m hoping Lewis and his wife’s new quilt will be enjoyed and used for as least as long as their original quilt;


So thrilled to be asked to stitch together Little Amal’s patchwork blanket as a gift from the people of Manchester when she arrived at her new home. Ibukin Baldwin is the talented artist who worked with several groups of adults, all who have experience of asylum seeking &/or as a refugee to the UK to create and decorate this beautiful and unique patchwork blanket. More details of Little Amal, her journey from Syria to Manchester and her patchwork blanket can be found here


Ruth asked me to use some precious fabric scraps that belonged to her father to stitch a patchwork cushion full of sweet memories for her. Thankyou so much, my cushion is amazing xx was Ruth’s response on receiving her new patchwork cushion.


Zoe asked me to take her single bed sized Margo Selby for Habitat duvet cover and convert it into a double bed sized patchwork quilt. Using some sweet pink gingham linen fabric from Merchant&Mills, plus a snippet of Indian printed Paisley pattern I used in her mother’s 70th birthday celebratory quilt that I stitched a couple of years ago, the finished quilt patchwork looks perfect, (& does fit rather well with my King-size Margo Selby for Habitat duvet cover too!) don’t you think?


A lost quilt that was found! I had offered to stitch my mum a patchwork quilt for her 80th birthday later this year, but when rummaging recently in her wooden kist (Scots for trunk-chest) I found a forgotten patchwork quilt I had given her 10+ years ago. Turns out this patchwork quilt now is just the ticket and sweetly includes fabrics from her Auntie Bronte who recently passed (although she did make it v.nearly to her 93rd birthday) and lots more fabric snippets besides, including my mother’s much loved curtain fabric and Grayson Perry Liberty prints…


Trish asked me to use all her sunny fabric remnants, including some delicious vintage Golden Lily curtain fabric by William Morris, to stitch into a joyful new quilt for her.



Jane asked me to stitch her a patchwork cushion from her cherished vintage fabric scraps, including original Laura Ashley printed cottons. The finished patchwork cushion is wholly unique and delightfully retro.


Such a sweet, poignant commission for Geraldine who wished her husband’s shirts used to create a patchwork picture with a Swift appliqued onto it, as this was her husbands nick-name. Gel wrote; Lisa worked with me to create a framed picture quilt from my late husbands shirts which now hangs in my home and makes me smile every day. She came to my house and the design and concept emerged from our discussions and she sensitively translated those into this unique and personal piece of art.


Pleased to share with you my latest quilt commission. This quilted bedspread has a silk fabric piece by French textile artist @aurore.pelisson as its centerpiece, edged with grey linen with a piped edge & backing fabric in brushed cotton shirting and is quilted with upside down mother of pearl buttons. My aim was to use fabrics to compliment and maintain integrity of silk textile and importantly to work with Gavin and his partner to stitch them the quilted bedspread they wished. Here’s what Gavin said about his new quilt; I had a piece of silk that I wanted to make something of, and decided on a quilt.  The process was painless. I knew nothing about quilting when I placed the commission, but Lisa communicated clearly, and laid out options, giving her advice along the way. The end result is what we wanted. The colours of the other fabrics, and the use of buttons, suggested by Lisa, work beautifully and complement our fabric perfectly. The quilt arrived well within the estimated time, and pleasantly less than the estimated cost. 


I am thrilled how well this monochromatic patchwork quilt looks. Joe&Rachel wished a cool grey lightweight summer patchwork quilt to keep any nighttime chills at bay, so I used a mixture of cottons, including some Japanese fabrics which reminded me of my recent adventures. Happy Days. Here’s what Rachel wrote about her quilt; Our requirement was for a quilt to use as a cooler way (in every-way) to sleep under during in the summer months – our duvet being too hot and bulky.  We have always admired Lisa’s work and commissioned her to make one for us.  It was a great pleasure and fun to work with her from briefing, to choosing fabrics to seeing the finished quilt – and we love the result.


Susan Harrison contacted me to stitch two Dresden patchwork quilt cushions for her mother using some of her late father’s ties. Following discussions on colour and design I stitched two traditional with a contemporary twist  cushions. Susan tweeted; Thank you @lisawatso for fabulous cushions incorporating my Dad’s ties.  Mum is delighted! Chrissie Harrison then sweetly e-mailed; The cushions made from my husband’s ties arrived recently and I am delighted by them. They remind me of many happy occasions when he wore the ties. Thank you so much.


New year challenge; a bespoke quilt inspired by a cartoon; Cartoon Courage the Cowardly Dog / The Quilt Club. I have appliqued the design onto the quilt and stitched quilting lines along the large patchwork pieces.

Following on from stitching successful patchwork panels (see previous post) for Lip Services’s new production; Mr Darcy Loses the Plot, the skills of the Avenue Crafters, the Crumpsall Craft Crewe, plus our Barbara, a talented solo ninja stitcher from Oldham, were called upon to create applique panels for the set backdrop. The deadline was tight but don’t these panels look truly amazing. Well done and thank you again to all the stitchers involved.

I started my quilts& business via a career in arts&education. I enjoy working with people to create artworks. If you are interested in working with me on a collaborative project, visit lisawatsontextiles to find out more.

If you are interested in Lisa stitching you a personalised unique quilt, click Bespoke-quilt-info for further details


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Thanks to @lisawatso for the most fabulous quilt ever. Isn’t it gorgeous!!! And in my favourite colour…Green!
@CMBoggianno – June 9

I bought Lisa’s ‘sunshine yellow velvet and subtle blues, browns and greys Harris Tweed, quilt. Just love the fabrics, colour combinations and the workmanship is superb.

Oh my, my, my! Lisa, what a beautiful thing you create! They are heavenly beautiful! Simply, I am glad I came across your work and brought them!!!

I am so pleased with my beautiful quilt. The colours are lovely and they tone in really well with our bedroom colours.

Lisa is very proud of her quilts and justifiably so. I have never seen any like them, photos do not do them justice.


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