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Quilts. Stitched in Color. Handloom Batik - Exotic, beautiful fabric, Indian block prints, Ikot, cottons, hand dyed using vegetable dyes, fashionable shirts, scarves, shawls, rugs, bedspreads, cards, stationary, journals, home furnishings. Dresden Plate Tutorial - Beginner Block Quilting Series. The Flying Needle Fabrics. Atkinson Designs: “Tag Along Tote” Project: Tag Along Tote designed by Terry Atkinson, featuring “Urban Couture” fabrics by Basic Grey.

Atkinson Designs: “Tag Along Tote”

Click here for bag pattern. Click here for fabric collection. Finished Size: 7” x 8” x 2” Skill Level: Confident Beginner Techniques: Free Motion Quilting Binding Basic Bag Construction Useful Supplies: Machinger’s Quilter’s Gloves (click here) Fusible Fleece (click here & here) Aurifil 28 weight thread for machine quilting, top-stitching, and bag construction. Project Description: The pattern states: “For a fast fashion statement, make this tote in your favorite colors. I’ve made a lot of bags lately, and some pattern designers clearly stand apart from the crowd. I love the way this little bag comes together. Also, the fabric requirements are simple. Disclaimer: This blog is meant to illustrate the ease of bag construction, and demonstrate some useful tips. Let’s get started… Quilting fabric “sandwiches” for a bag is a good opportunity to practice free motion quilting.

Open - allpeoplequilt.com. America's Quilting History, Quilt Styles and Quilting Myths. A Thing Of Beauty in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Amish women of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite Amish quilts since the mid-1800′s (and some believe even earlier).

A Thing Of Beauty in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Amish quilts are an expressionof frugality. They not only serve a practical, functional purpose, but serve as a form of entertainment as well. Many times groups of Amish and Mennonite women gather for a quilting bee. The bee is a form of socialization and relaxation for these women. It’s a time when they can get together to visit and “catch up” with one another once their household duties have been completed.

More recently, this social gathering has turned into a business enterprise for many Plain women. There are a couple large quilting events that take place in the Lancaster County area each year. For quilt-making supplies, see our Quilting Supplies & Fabrics page. Quilt Shop at Miller’s 2811 Lincoln Hway. Quilt History - A short introduction to period quilting. By Lady Sarah Davies c/o Karen Evans 5 Deerfield Drive Easthampton, MA01027 aol.com The word "quilt" summons a host of images: thrifty pioneer housewives piecing elaborate patchworks for their families; album quilts signed by every member of a community as a gift for a departing mayor or pastor, or perhaps raffled for a worthy cause; perhaps even a wholecloth petticoat worn by a colonial dame as she danced with George Washington, or a brightly colored scrap quilt made by a grandmother or aunt during the Depression.

Quilt History - A short introduction to period quilting

The popular image of the quilt is of the quilt is modern, calico, and American. It certainly isn’t medieval! The problem with this familiar stereotype is that it doesn’t go far enough. Quilting may have reached its apogee in the glorious appliqued quilts of 19th century Baltimore, but it was practiced nearly two thousand years earlier. The word quilt is derived from the Latin culcita, meaning a padded and tied mattress similar to a Japanese futon. --------------. Rae, Janet. We get you sewing at PatternSpot.com - Sewing, Quilting, Garment Patterns, Projects, Ideas, Tutorials, Videos. QuiltFabricCloseouts.com. Exclusive Quilting Fabric, Quilting Thread, Quilting Kits, Patterns & Quilt Supplies. BasketcasesUnlimited. The Rabbit's Lair. Quilt in a Day - Quilting Fabric, Quilt Patterns, Quilt Books, Quilt Rulers and Quilting Supplies by Eleanor Burns.

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