Whether it’s a crib quilt for that bouncy new-born, a memory quilt to mark a special occasion or a treat to add the finishing touches to a new room decor, a custom quilt from Red Red Bobbin quickly becomes more than just a gift - it becomes a treasured family  heirloom.

Custom quilts can display names, birth dates, family photos, treasured family fabric: the possibilities are almost endless. With a 3-month window we can have one ready for you to present on that special day. Contact us now to discuss the details.

Every custom quilt comes with a write-up listing care instructions, key points to look for and an evaluation for insurance purposes. Below are some examples of custom quilts made by us at Red Red Bobbin. Click on any image for a larger view.


This Streak of Lightning (often referred to as Roman Stripe) was ordered by Brenda Monroe of Ann Arbor, Michigan as a throw for the family’s living room. At 64” x 76” the whole family, whose names are quilted into the inner border, could snuggle under it. Brenda was so pleased she wanted to hang the quilt on the wall.

This queen-size bed quilt was commissioned by Gordon and Paul Harper of Waterdown as a 2009 Christmas gift for their parents, Joan and Jonathan. Blue and green with a suggestion of orange was the requested palette, and the centre of each of the sixteen Ohio Star blocks represents a particular interest of one of the family members or depicts an aspect of the family’s life together. The detail block on the right reflects the Harper’s enjoyment of reading the Harry Potter series of books together. The blue green squares in this block were made from one of Joan’s old jackets thereby enhancing the sentimental value of the quilt.

This beautiful quilt was commissioned by Kathy and Ben Dahlback of Aurora as gift for family friends following the birth of their daughter, Alexis. Our instructions were that the parents did not like pastel colours and would like something with a “Lion King” theme. Weaving together several authentic African fabrics, animal prints and some really cool material resulted in this 42” x 62” stunner. Like many of our custom quilts, no pattern was used in this totally original design. Click on the detail picture on the right and you can see Alexis’ full name and date-of-birth quilted with copper metallic thread in the turquoise/fuchsia stripe. The family was thrilled with the result.

One of our favourites for so many reasons. . . the family was so touched by this quilt that they ordered another one, but, this time for a boy. Yikes! Click Nathan.jpg to see the results of this new challenge.