Traditional Quilts - The Perfect Homemade Gift

Making Beautiful Traditional Quilts

by Owen Jones

One of the excellent things about making quilts is the tradition behind quilt making and the usefulness of the ultimate product. It is certainly lovely to have a hobby that can enhance your life by either being functional or by being sellable.

One of the other good things about quilt making is that it is so flexible. If there is more than one way to skin a cat, there are thousands of ways of making a quilt.

Patch work quilts are one of the most beautiful and traditional quilts to use to keep you warm at night. They are also one of the cheapest ways of sewing a quilt, but they are not the easiest of quilts to begin with. Matching all the squares in a patch work quilt is not quite as easy as it seems. The easiest way to start is to purchase two large squares of cloth that you like.

However, there is a great tradition in Europe and America of making patch work quilts. The craft of doing this has even become a social gathering in the United States. If you would like to get going sewing patch work quilts, you could join a group if you live in America or you could join a Net group that specializes in constructing quilts. Do a search on line and you will discover what you are looking for.

There is such a great deal of choice if you would like to make a quilt. For instance, you could make the top of the quilt either completely smooth or totally fluffy or completely smooth or a mixture of all or some of them. Then you can have the underside as a extraordinary cloth too or you could just use a sheet or preferably something a bit more rugged.

If you are thoroughly daunted by the thought of making a full-size quilt, you could endeavor making a quilt for a baby. Okay, you may not have a baby and you might certainly not be planning having one, but you could create one for the practice and hold onto it to give to a special person in your life who is having a baby or only sell it through a local shop or even eBay.

Once you are confident about making and selling quilts for babies' cots or toddlers' beds, you could upgrade them a bit and offer to embroider your name and the baby's name on the quilt. Later still, you could accept orders for custom quilts, made to the desires of the orderer.

Constructing quilts, especially babies' quilts is a decent way of making money from home for people who cannot leave home a great deal. Those people such as work at home mothers and fathers, the elderly and the unwell.

Owen Jones, the writer of that article, writes on a variety of topics, but is now concerned with the chenille throw blankets. If you want to know more, please visit our website at Woollen Blankets.