Making Beautiful Traditional Quilts

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Published: 10th December 2010
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One of the fantastic things about sewing quilts is the tradition behind quilt making and the usefulness of the final product. It is certainly lovely to have a hobby that can enhance your life by either being useful or by being sellable.

One of the other good things about quilt sewing is that it is so versatile. If there is more than one way to skin a cat, there are thousands of ways of sewing a quilt.

Patch work quilts are one of the most beautiful and traditional quilts to use to keep you warm at night. They are also one of the cheapest ways of sewing a quilt, but they are not the easiest of quilts to begin with. Matching all the squares in a patch work quilt is not quite as easy as it looks. The easiest way to start is to buy two large squares of cloth that you like.

However, there is an old tradition in Europe and America of sewing patch work quilts. The craft of doing this has even become a social gathering in the United States. If you want to get started sewing patch work quilts, you could join a group if you live in America or you could join a Net group that specializes in constructing quilts. Do a search on line and you will find what you are looking for.

There is such a great deal of choice if you want to make a quilt. For instance, you could make the top of the quilt either completely smooth or completely fluffy or totally smooth or a mixture of all or some of them. Then you can have the underside as a extraordinary fabric too or you could only use a sheet or preferably something a bit more rugged.

If you are thoroughly daunted by the thought of sewing a full-size quilt, you could try making a quilt for a baby. Okay, you might not have a baby and you might certainly not be planning having one, but you could make one for the practice and hold onto it to give to a special person in your life who is having a baby or simply sell it through a local shop or even eBay.

Once you are self-confident about constructing and selling quilts for babies' cots or toddlers' beds, you could upgrade them a little and offer to embroider your name and the baby's name on the quilt. Later still, you could accept orders for custom quilts, made to the requirements of the orderer.

Constructing quilts, particularly babies' quilts is a decent way of making money from home for people who cannot leave home a lot. Those people such as work at home mothers and fathers, the elderly and the poor in health.

Owen Jones, the author of this article, writes on several topics, but is now involved with Chenille Throw Blankets. If you want to know more, please visit our website at Woollen Blankets.

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