The pillow is embellished with a ball fringe. The quilt 's reversible design allows it to be used alone or layered, so you Oversized Comforter Set with Throw Piece.
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Blissliving Home Bedding 16 Patterns. Carstens Lodge Bedding 36 Patterns. Cotton On Quilts 68 Patterns. Croscill Home Fashions 43 Patterns.
Daniadown Bedding 38 Patterns. Daniel Stuart Custom Bedding 25 Patterns. Echo Design Comforter Sets 21 Patterns. Essix Home Collection 26 Patterns. FiveTen Design Bedding.
Brunelli 70 Bedding Sets. Hallmart Collection 69 Patterns. Harbor House Comforter Sets 28 Patterns. Historic Charleston Collection 6 Patterns. J Queen New York 56 Patterns. Jill Rosenwald Bedding Collection.
Maine Heritage Weavers 12 Collections. Mi Zone Bedding 56 Patterns. North Home 68 Patterns. Nygard Home Bedding 19 Patterns. Park Designs Lodge Bedding. Patlin Funky Collection 28 Patterns. Patlin Textiles 74 Patterns. Peach Arch Quilts 23 Patterns. Peking Handicraft 29 Patterns. Revelle Home Fashions 89 Patterns. Rizzy Home Bedding Bedding Sets. People from all over the world come to Lancaster Pennsylvania to purchase quilts made by Amish and Mennonite women.
These Amish quilts with roots in many cultures are viewed today as quintessentially American. Most first time visitors are taken aback by the great variety of design and coloring, as well as the intricacy of quilts on display.
Not so obvious is the special way these quilts are produced. At a time when practically every textile product sold in America is made in a sweatshop in Asia, these Amish quilts are made one at a time in people's American homes. What's more, these quilts are made using just the technology that was in common use years ago. Because of the extensive handwork most women only take part in producing a couple of quilts each year. Within the Amish and Mennonite communities here, quilts have special significance.
Quilts are made in these communities to mark marriages and births and therefore are made with love and special attention to detail. This same care and love can often be seen in the Amish quilts that are made for sale to outsiders.
Amish Country Quilts has since been shipping the best of the quilts offered for sale here in Lancaster to wonderful customers across America and around the world. All the 'Amish quilts' offered for sale here share a common set of characteristics which collectively set them aside from quilts in general.
The key characteristics for what we call Amish quilts begin with how they are intended to be used, and carries on with what goes into each quilt, and how and by whom they are made. Amish quilts, while beautiful and certainly works-of-art, are made with the intention that they will actually be used as bed coverings and baby quilts. With strong seams and colorfast fabrics they are made to be laundered. And so even with daily use and reasonable care they can easily become family heirlooms.
Wall hanging size Amish quilts are made in the same way. Amish quilts are entirely hand quilted. The quilt top, batting, and quilt backing fabric are sandwiched together and held taut in a quilting frame. The quilter then uses needle and thread to place each quilting stitch in the quilt. A typical queen size bed quilt will have forty to fifty thousand such stitches. The quilting stitches are small 6 to 12 per inch , straight and uniform. To insure uniformity all the quilting for each quilt is done by one quilter.
Variety of design is the rule for Amish quilts. While the quilts Amish make for use in their own homes employ classic geometric designs with solid color fabrics and a limited range of colors, the quilts that they make for others include the classic designs but also applique work, embroidery, and brightly colored printed fabrics.
To facilitate hand quilting, colorfast quilting weight cotton fabrics and occasionally light weight woolen fabrics are used to cover the fronts and backs of Amish quilts. Fabrics are purchased off-the-shelf from fabric stores or distributors in small quantities usually no more than a bolt of a particular fabric at a time.
Extra wide fabric is purchased to be used to cover the back of the quilt. It is traditional and not unusual to use somewhat rustic cotton muslin on quilt backs and, where appropriate, on the front of quilts.
Both solid color fabrics and printed fabrics are used in Amish quilts. Since polyester batting became available sixty years ago it has been the batting material most always used in Amish quilts.
Being much easier to quilt than raw cotton batting found in antique quilts and by making a quilt much easier to launder wet cotton batting weighs 'a ton! Excellent but more expensive woolen batting is also occasionally used in Amish quilts.
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