Make A Big Dent In Your Scraps With This Lovely Quilt

This beautiful quilt was made entirely of leftovers and it is time for you to create your own version and clean your scrap bag at the same time. Any combination of colors and styles of fabric will be great. The design is based on values, which are loosely arranged to create interest and help move the eye around the bedspread. Although the quilt is not difficult to make, there is a little bit of stitching involved as it is based on 1 1/2 ″ squares. Plus, you can make it as big as you want. The quilt in progress with two columns of three blocks. The designer, Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches, says: “… (it’s a big block, like 18.5 ″ squares), so to make a nice round size, you could make 12 blocks in a 3 by 4, like I did here. ” Three blocks in a row will make a lovely hallway, while four in a square will be a beautiful table coverlet. Or opt for a bed-sized bedspread.

Several historical records show that the man has done “Patchwork” and Quilt since he learned to weave. To the letter, the English word “Patchwork” means the union of patch with work. So when it came about, it was as a result of necessity, it was really just “patchwork”. Records on the walls of the Egyptian pyramids are drawings of pharaohs wearing pieces using this technique. Even in the Middle Ages, knights wore padded clothing as protection, under heavy metal armor. A good part of the works made in “Patchwork” are quilted, that is, they consist of two or more layers of fabric, interspersed with soft material, such as cotton, fiber blanket, foam, among other products, which we call “Quilt”. In Brazil, this work can also be known as “Matelassé”. However, joining patchwork, the “Patchwork” technique goes far beyond the original meaning of the term. Initially, it was a matter of sewing together still good pieces of clothes already torn, to form a new piece with them. Over the centuries, “Patchwork” has ceased to be a “work with patches” to become the technique of sewing together scraps of various colors or patterns, cut in identical or diverse shapes, in order to compose a design of aesthetic effect.

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Several historical records show that the man has done “Patchwork” and Quilt since he learned to weave. To the letter, the English word “Patchwork” means the union of patch with work. So when it came about, it was as a result of necessity, it was really just “patchwork”. Records on the walls of the Egyptian pyramids are drawings of pharaohs wearing pieces using this technique. Even in the Middle Ages, knights wore padded clothing as protection, under heavy metal armor. A good part of the works made in “Patchwork” are quilted, that is, they consist of two or more layers of fabric, interspersed with soft material, such as cotton, fiber blanket, foam, among other products, which we call “Quilt”. In Brazil, this work can also be known as “Matelassé”. However, joining patchwork, the “Patchwork” technique goes far beyond the original meaning of the term. Initially, it was a matter of sewing together still good pieces of clothes already torn, to form a new piece with them. Over the centuries, “Patchwork” has ceased to be a “work with patches” to become the technique of sewing together scraps of various colors or patterns, cut in identical or diverse shapes, in order to compose a design of aesthetic effect.

Only in 1800 did the “NINE PATCH” and “GRANDMOTHER’S BASKET” appear (they are blocks of the NINE PIECES and the “GRANDMA’S BASKET”). It was in 1806 that the Irish chain pattern became known, when the first work entirely in blocks was made and registered (disclosed). In 1851 the first great revolution takes place, the invention of the homemade sewing machine is patented, with which new methods and block patterns are known and disseminated, such as AMISH, DRESDEN, EASY STARS, BEAR’S PAW, CATAVENTS, TRIANGLES among others. But it was between 1929 to 1939, at the time of the Great Depression, that they were widely used, as the methods that make use of scrap (leftovers) and reuse of fabrics were developed and improved. In the 70s, new products and materials from acrylic and metals in vogue in fashion, such as rulers, or even the creation of circular cutters and special feet were developed to facilitate the activity. The textile industry developed from there, new patterns of fabrics to meet the desires of “artists” and “artisans” who, with great skill, managed to express all their talent to the world, giving “Patchwork” and “Quilt” the true status of art that both cheers and excites us.

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