A completed quilt is actually a creatively stitched together sandwich of fabric

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Jul 22, 2017 2:39 am

Many people, today, used quilting as a hobby because they find it fun, gratifying and enriching. Other necessities are a long ruler, masking tape, drawing paper and a marker for transferring quilt patterns onto fabric. Stressed mothers of young children, exhausted caregivers of ill parents, wearied working women and men seeking a creative outlet often find the process of making something soft and warm, like quilt, is more restorative than the usage of any kind of available drugs. These are opportunities for them to retreat from their straining physical chores of farm life and do something light and useful together.

It is important that while working on selected quilting patterns, a quilt maker should not just replicate the patterns and colors shown in the samples but also to adapt the patterns to his or her own color preferences and ideas. Most people enjoy the process of choosing or designing a project, the process of selecting the fabrics and the satisfaction of creating something unique and special.

Quilting was a common social activity in the past. Quilting is simply using a technique to stitch together layers of fabric using a decorative pattern to create a variety of beautiful and practical objects. If you can sew a button or mend a hem, you can certainly make a quilt. Although machine techniques may have replaced the tedious hand sewing one, modern quilt makers still take inspiration from old quilts and try to adapt those designs and techniques to todays lifestyles. The making of quilts does not require any special skills, just a general knowledge of sewing. Although quilts are still sometimes made from fabric scraps, the quilt maker is more likely to use the scraps to recreate the charming look of old quilts or to commemorate an event, rather than out of necessity. Patchwork is not longer simply a form of frugality, but rather another form of art. It is no wonder that some people find it healing.

A completed quilt is actually a creatively stitched together sandwich of fabric and batting. They have been showcases for the talents and skills of their creators. During earlier times, quilting fabric was an activity which farm wives like to get together to do. In fact, patchwork quilting was created by homemakers during the time when there was a shortage of fabric. Having a long history, quilting has shown itself to be admirably versatile and its ability to change and adapt is a hallmark of a successful craft. Most people engage in quilting because they want a creative experience and an emotional expression. The basic equipment for quilting include needles, pins, thread, scissors, thimble, beeswax and a frame or hoop to quilt on. Worn out sewn items were often recycled into patches for quilts