Information About ChickenScratch Online Store
Phantom Chicken is a screen print studio where printing T-shirts for other businesses and events has been our main source of income since 1995. This is a 2-person business, and one of those people is also a quilt maker, pattern designer, and blog writer. Our screen printing business prints T-shirts for events like trade shows, concerts, and fundraisers. Covid and 2020 made it clear that we are considered: “event printers”. So, while it may seem like a strange mix, screen printing and quilting have become intertwined to hatch the ChickenScratch Store in the quest to pivot into the upcoming year.
Pre-Sales are customized, limited edition print runs. You place an order for a shirt BEFORE we print. This way, you can have more shirt options to choose from, and we can avoid collecting inventory in our screen print studio.
Pre-Sales run for a limited time period, and end on a specific date stated in each listing. When a Pre-Sale ends, the item will be removed from the store and orders will no longer be taken.
We collect all orders when a Pre-Sale ends, and print items at the same time. Then we ship them all at the same time. The shipping date for each item will be posted in its listing. Items may ship before the shipping date if items are printed sooner than expected.
Shipping for Pre-Sale orders are included in price. We ship Priority USPS. This allows us to track and insure packages.
No Returns or Exchanges on Pre-Sale Items. The are custom printed items made to order for you. Check size charts in each listing before ordering.
If your order contains a Pre-Sale item, it may be shipped separately from the rest of your order.
If you have any questions, concerns, or requests for Pre-Sale items, please contact us.
Hand Printed Apparel
We do carry some inventory of T-shirts, Hoodies, and other hand printed apparel items in this category. While some designs may have all sizes available, many shirts in this category will be One-Of-A-Kind. These will be marked as OOAK in those listings, and the shirt size will be listed in the heading. These items are in stock and ready to ship within 24 hours of your order.
Apparel Sizing and Fabric Content
Shirt measurements are listed with each item.
It is highly recommended to check your size before ordering as each style can have its own size chart, and there are no returns on Pre-Sale items.
Fabric content is also listed with each item. The blended combinations tend to be softer than 100% Cotton.
Fabric thickness for t-shirts is listed in ounces. The smaller the number, the thinner the fabric. A 4.3oz shirt will be thinner than a 6.1oz shirt. Fleece runs between 6oz. and 12oz.
Featured Designers for Pre-Sales
We collaborate with other designers to offer new designs as a Pre-Sale, usually quilting related – but not always. When we work with another designer, they receive 15% of all sales using their artwork. If you are a vector-based designer and have quilting related designs that you would like to see printed, drop us a line to be a Featured Designer on our site.
Quilt patterns have been updated 11/22/2020. Please upload the most current version before starting your project.
The fabric panels listed were designed by Gail and printed by Gregg using discharge inks in the screen print studio. These are panels have been serged on all four sides to finish the edges, and allow us to pre-wash them before shipping out to you. These fabric panels can be washed and ironed like any other fabric. They tend to be approximately 11″ x 13″ in size.
Due to Covid, we have been sewing fabric face masks. They are fully lined, pre-washed, and ready to use.
Items in the Handmade section of the ChickenScratch Store are items hand made by one or both of us. These items are one of a kind and sometimes mix screen printing and quilting together in some way.
Who We Are:
We are Gregg and Gail Weiss, and we’ve been working as a team designing and printing T-shirts, making quilts, and keeping up with life in general for 23 years. The ChickenScratch Store is online only and is fully operated by the two of us.
All credit card transactions will originate from: Phantom Chicken LLC.