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Handmade Quilts Offer Up So Much More

By Selma Changles

A quilt is a kind of blanket that consists of a top layer that is decorative, a middle layer of batting, and a bottom layer of material that is meant to give support to the structure. These three layers come together through the quilting method.

Quilts are generally meant to be used as a bed cover, but they can also be used for decorative purposes. I absolutely love the way a quilt looks hung on a wall. They will make your room feel more homey and warm.

Quilts can be found in any size at all and in just about any design. Quilts made by machines are simple to create, but quilts made by hand are truly works of art. In the past, quilts were meant to help females earn money and to warm up the members of the family.

Currently, quilts are more often used as decoration rather than on beds to keep people warm. When quilts were first made, they took a lot of work because the technology was not available to help the quilters sew. Usually, quilts made by hand were put together from swatches of material sewn together and backed with another piece of material. Families would pass these gorgeous masterpieces to their kids as a reminder of the family history.

Most often, the fabrics used to make the quilts had been taken from another article of clothing. These sections of clothes were sewn into the quilts to create a variety of designs. Quilters were able to be very creative in this process, and as such were able to create very interesting quilts.

Quilts made by hand are often more durable than quilts made by machine. They are also more effective at keeping people warm. Overall, since it takes many hours to make a quilt, they cost more than quilts made by machines.

The aesthetic look of the hand made quilts is the motivation for their construction today, more so than for any other reason. They adequately showcase the skill of the quilt maker, and they are pieces of great workmanship. These handmade quilts are equally used to provide very special gifts for many occasions, but they are also great when used for adding decorating accents to a home.

I absolutely enjoy writing and providing people useful information. I write on many different topics such as wood wine rack and just like this article shows coverlets and quilts. Enjoy and continue reading!

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Changles, Selma "Handmade Quilts Offer Up So Much More." Handmade Quilts Offer Up So Much More. 24 Jul. 2010. 2 Aug 2014 <>.

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