Quilt Display / August 25, 2018 / Halette.
These often included quilts that had been stitched by friends of the women of the departing families as keepsakes of people and places that they weren`t likely to see ever again. Along the trails quilts were used for many things besides bedding. While friendship and heirloom quilts were frequently kept in trunks or used for wrapping fine china and other delicate items everyday quilts were folded and used as cushions on the rigid wagon seats. During blinding dust storms people would hang their quilts across openings and stuff them into cracks to keep debris and dirt out of the wagons.
In such instances our only recourse may be to grab our beloved dependable quilts and wrap ourselves in their soft soothing warmth. Truly it`s no wonder that quilts are referred to as comforters or even more to the point security blankets. Actually they have been calming furrowed brows for centuries during a long colorful history that is steeped in tradition. Because they have customarily been given as gifts and made from pieces of worn-out clothing linens and other materials of significance to the recipient the sentimental value of quilts increases many times over.
Now we are ready to hang our design wall and start using it. We just need to place bits of fabrics blocks or quilt tops on the design wall bring into line the corners and boundaries with the stitching lines. The consistency of the flannel will cause the fabric to fasten. There are times when we can use straight pins to break through the batting. This proves helpful in keeping all the sections in place.
Whether you create quilts for your family or for profit you may be looking for a new idea to make your quilts stand out and above the rest. You can produce quality unique quilt blocks with genuine Swarovski crystal rhinestones. Creating a quilt takes a lot of time skill and care. Whether you are creating a wedding quilt heirloom quilt or a quilt for a special child in your life handmade quilts hold a very special place in the recipient`s heart. Most quilts become family heirlooms passed down from generation to generation. Quality materials and workmanship is essential.