Patterns for Grads and Dads
My first quilt design was made for my mother. After making a baby quilt for several of her newborn grandchildren, she needed a new idea for a little girl in a Bunny and Bear themed family. Together we came up with a mosaic style bunny quilt.
As more grandchildren arrived, I started designing based on requests from each new mother. And Grandma made the quilt as a gift. Soon I was designing quilts faster than my family was reproducing.
So after years of pressing and pinning with her, I sewed my first quilt on my own. That’s right, my FIRST quilt! Allowing me to truely say these patterns are perfect for beginning quilters!
However once I started sewing too, I wanted a faster easier way to put the picture together. Now the patterns use colored strips, of various sizes, cut into different length pieces, and sewn together following a full page labeled picture. These larger pieces give the quilt a smoother look and makes them MUCH quicker and EASIER to sew.
My Sister-in-law told me about Etsy and suggested I try it out. Shortly after starting my shop I watched an “Etsy Success” video about getting into local stores. After a few Etsy sales, with mom by my side, we entered a quilt shop and asked if they would take some patterns on consignment. They said, “Yes”!
I continue to create new designs to get the perfect quilt into your hands; hopefully without neglecting my husband and young kids at home. It is so thrilling to hear someone say, “That is exactly what I wanted!”
My daughter, now a pin puller and string cutter, asked me when we were making our next “Quilt that Counts.” I told her my shop was called Counted Quilts, but I think she had it right. I love being part of making a gift that really counts. A Counted Quilt is a thoughtful gift that will be treasured for a life time.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am a wife and mother. I have helped my mother with crafts for as long as I can remember. The first Counted Quilt I designed was for her to make for one of my neices. Now I design for you and the ones you love.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Can I sell a quilt made from your patterns?
Yes, you may sell finished products or kits from my patterns.
I appreciate it if you give credit for the design to Counted Quilts designed by Lisa Muilenburg .
You may not copy the pattern itself in any way for resale. Any kits sold should contain an original pattern from Counted Quilts.
Custom and personalized orders
Yes, I make custom patterns or personalizations. Those patterns can be alterations of an existing design or created from scratch.
A custom pattern starts at $12 and increases by $1 for each convo and change after initial request until we have designed the image you want. Then the purchase is completed and the pattern is drafted.
All rights to the pattern belong to Counted Quilts, including the right to resell the pattern to future customers.
Yes, I wholesale. Please contact me with your business information to get set up with a wholesale account.
Most patterns come with instructions for 3 sizes. The main instruction is for 36x42 then there are 2 additional pages with alternate measurements for a smaller 24x28 and larger 48x56 inch quilt.
When making a custom order I can create it any size you want.