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Learn the art of making quilts and give you home a stunning look

making quilts

Introduction:

It is believed that most people, who aspire to learn sewing, aspire to make a pretty quilt one day. Initially, they might seem quite tricky but once you have mastered the art of designing it the passion for making one grows every day. All it needs is the interest to learn new things and diligent practice. Quilts can be used on various occasions. You can simply use them to lie on, or spread on special occasions where you can ask your visitors to sit and relax. Rather than a couch that is way too formal, a quilt will always give them a personalized feeling.

Tips to make a stunning quilt:

Things become complex when we do not neglect simple details. Every complex art is packed with simple procedures. We ignore thinking they are simple and get stuck into the cobweb of complexity. So here are few quick suggestions that will help you make a beautiful quilt.

Begin simple:

Begin the processing of making quilts with simple and small ones. This will help you learn the process quite quickly without getting confused. Once you know the process by-heart, making big designer quilts is just a piece of cake.

List the things you need:

Whenever you set out to learn something new, it is important that you make a list of things that you will need in order make the working process easy. Also, it is imperative that you understand clearly the role these accessories play in the course of making a quilt. Never forget to decide on the right material that suits your comfortability and your design

Be Creative:

When quilting is no more an issue, and you know how to make simple ones flawlessly, the next step is to make them more beautiful. The basic rule for making stunning quilts is the “break all the rule.” You can make patch works are per your desire, mix and match colors and be bold enough to use daring colors.

Make sure it compliments:

Your family members are already liking your work. Now that you can make real beautiful quilts, make sure it complements the look of your house. When I say the word complement, it doesn’t mean that you have pick seamlessly matching shades. Remember your walls can appreciate even the contrasting colors and funky patch work. It all depends on how well you have the ability to pick colors and build a rapport between the quilt and place it is going to rest.

Quilt making – Get Inspired From the Best quilters of the Century

Quilt

Introduction:

Quilts are multi-layered soft cushion-like mattresses with a woven cloth that covers the top and bottom. In the early days, quilting is considered as one of the non-utilitarian art work. However, right from the day, it came into existence, quilts were used as comforters because of its ability to retain warmth and fight the tough cold weather. But most of us do not know how far a quilt can serve the purpose. Even if you had not owned a quilt before or never wanted one, the time has come to buy one. In the next few minutes, we are going to convince you to buy a quilt by drenching your head with its goodness. But it doesn’t stop there. We are also going to list the quitters who made the best quilts ever and the ones who can inspire you to make quilts on your own. So stay tuned and take a glimpse of the quilt-knowledge that we are going to gift you.

Top 3 Quilters that History will never forget!

Elizabeth Talford Scott:

Talford led low profile living all her life. She was a domestic servant employed for nanny-ing the children and was also a cook. But when she took a retirement at the age of 54 and began quilting it changed her profile upside down. Her quilts were displayed at the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art and the Museum of Biblical Art.

Mimi Dietrich:

MIMI DIETRICH

Mimi, a cancer survivor and an inspiration for many others out there, is an American quilter and a quilting instructor. She was a very versatile as a person. She was a quilting instructor, author, and a great quilter herself. She has authored more than 15 books that teach you the tricks to quilt flawlessly. To add to things she was also honored by including her as a member of the Quilter’s Hall of Fame.

Cuesta Benberry:

CUESTA BENBERRY

Cuesta was an American Scholar turned quilter. She is considered as the pioneer of African-American quilt making and has authored many books, magazines, and journals about the art of making quilts. She was really serious about what she did because she was believed to have had an extensive collection of quilts, paper works, documents and journals that helped her research work on quilt making.

Bests things about owning quilts:

  • Quilts can be used as both beds and bedspread. Though they might give the best of all experiences if you choose to sleep overnight, they are good for short naps.
  • Quilts are thick enough to retain the warmth of your body. They usually serve a large purpose during the cold season.
  • Quilts, depending on their sizes can be used as framed artwork and wall hangings. They can also be turned into purses and table runners.
  • We saved the best for the last! If your quilts have gone too old to use, cut them and use these small portions to make pretty stuffed dolls that can decorate your showcases, shelves, and beds.