How To Wash A Handmade Quilt

How to Wash A Quilt

Are you looking for info on the best way to wash your handmade quilt? You’ve come to the right place!

You (or someone who loves you) spent many long hours creating a beautiful quilt as a keepsake or to keep you warm.

Because of this, you want to take good care of it so it won't get damaged or torn over the years.

There are definitely some things you want to avoid when washing your quilt and some specific care instructions you should follow for basic quilt care.

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8 Basic Quilting Tools For Beginners

No one knows when quilting became an art form.

Historians say the earliest quilted garment was part of a statue representing an Egyptian pharaoh who was doing what pharaoh’s do around 3400 B.C.

The Crusaders brought the quilting art form to Europe in the 11th century. The knights wore quilted garments the way folks wear Under Armour today.

The earliest known surviving quilt is Sicilian. That quilt is a 14th-century deteriorating masterpiece.

New world settlers brought the art of quilting with them, but the only surviving quilt from that era is the 1704 Saltonstall quilt. (The age of this quilt was determined by the template cut from a Harvard College newspaper dated 1701.)

During the 19th century quilting spread across America. There are quilts in museums across the country, but most quilt-makers don’t quilt for professional recognition.

They quilt because they love the art and take pride in the quilt blocks they create.

Beginners always want to know how they can create a Nine-Patch, Shoo Fly, Churn Dash or Prairie Queen quilt block pattern like seasoned quilters.

And the answer is pretty simple.

The right quilting tools and supplies, a little research, and the conviction to create a quilt that expresses the innate beauty of quilting is what any beginning quilter needs to get started.

Starting with the right supplies, and knowing what each tool does, is one of the first steps to quilting success.

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14 Easy Quilt Patterns For Beginners

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In the days of the pioneers, the need for warm bedding made learning to quilt a necessity. Today, many people feel it’s easier to pick up a blanket at a local retail store.

Yet, learning to quilt is an art form which many women (and men) still learn and pass on to their daughters – and even their sons.

All that’s needed to make a quilt is a basic understanding of design and the ability to sew.

Using simple blocks made of up geometrical patterns, along with your imagination, you can create beautiful works of art that also function practically as warm blankets.

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12 Of The Best Books On Quilting for Beginners

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Looking for some useful resources to help you learn how to quilt?

We’ve put together a great list of instructional books that teach beginners all the basics of creating their first quilt.

Maybe you've been inspired to learn how to make a quilt but don’t know exactly how to begin.

It can be daunting to think about all of the steps involved in crafting a beautiful, finished product.

These quilting books offer a variety of techniques and ideas to help you master some new quilting skills.

There are a lot of books available that can get you started if you're a beginner or get you back into quilting if you haven't practiced in a while.

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Announcing Our New Quilting Blog

We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog, Quiltdom.com.

Our staff will publish regular posts on all things quilting, giving you access to hundreds of helpful ideas and techniques on a range of your favorite quilting topics. At Quiltdom.com, you'll enjoy quilting tutorials, quilting reviews, info on the best quilting supplies, and news from around the web on the latest quilting trends and information.

You can also shop for beautiful new quilting fabrics, block patterns, notions, and gifts for your favorite quilter.

Quiltdom.com is already getting attention and interest, with the number of followers on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram reaching over 5000 followers (as of 11/25/2017). We hope you will join us and share your questions and needs related to quilting so we can continue to provide exactly what you want.

We are headquartered in Asheville, NC,  and we have big plans for quiltdom.com to be one of the leading quilting blogs in U.S.

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The 7 Best Places To Sell Crafts Online

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If you make crafts, either for a living or as a hobby, you likely want to be able to sell crafts online so other people can enjoy your talent.

It may be hard to get the word out in your city that you offer a niche craft like quilting, so selling crafts online makes more sense.

Most people turn to online sales when they are trying to buy or sell unique crafts.

The big question is, can you make good money selling your quilts and crafts online?

Keep reading to learn what you can earn in various e-commerce sites.

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