10 Of The Best Memory Quilts Ever

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When you hear the term “memory quilt” what comes to mind? A family heirloom?

A quilt made in memory of someone who has passed?

Maybe a quilt to commemorate a specific time in someone’s life?

Are you planning on making a memory quilt, but not quite sure where to begin?

In this article, I will show you some unique and creative ways to capture those precious memories you treasure and turn them into a beautiful functional piece of art—a quilt! 

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15+ Stunningly Beautiful Modern Quilt Patterns

Modern Quilt Patterns

Modern quilt designs are inspiring more quilters to work with new ideas.

The contemporary approach to designing quilts has changed the rules that define traditional patterns.

In their place, modern quilt ideas offer a bold and sometimes playful alternative.

Asymmetry, minimalism, high-contrast features, unusual block arrangements, and negative space can now all come into play when you want to make a quilt with a fresh and modern look.

To introduce you to the possibilities, we've hunted down some simple modern quilt patterns.

We love their innovative designs that unlock new levels of creativity.

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Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern

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Quilters like fat quarters, but they love free patterns even more.

How do we know that fat quarters are still popular with quilters?

Quilt shops typically have a section just for fat quarters, and will often offer to cut fat quarters from their bolts of fabrics.

Although other precuts such as jelly rolls and charm packs have increased in popularity, the fat quarter remains the base for many quilts.

It is quite typical for a traveling quilter to buy fat quarters, instead of yardage, as a token of their visit to a new place.

Are they concerned about finding a pattern for their new fat quarters?

Of course not.

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13 Free Scrap Quilt Patterns For Your Next Project

Every quilter knows that leftover pieces of fabric are inevitable.

While some people throw these scraps away, others are quite conscientious and look to make something from their scraps.

However, scrap quilting is not a new concept.

Looking back to the Victorian age, we find that the production of crazy quilts by upper-class women was a way for them to show off their wealth and knowledge of stitching.

The fabrics used were often brocades, silks, and chintz.

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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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