Quilting is an art that has been passed down through generations of women trying to keep their household running efficiently and economically.
While the first quilters used up every scrap of worn and outgrown clothing in their quilts, today’s quilters have a variety of materials available to them. Cotton is the most popular material by far, but blends are also used.
The artistry of quilting is in the stitches used to fasten the “sandwich” – a top layer, a batting layer and a backing. This results in a quilt that is not necessarily fluffy but is warm and durable.
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