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Ancient Star Quilt – queen

$695.00

Measures 96″ x 112″

The Ancient Star quilt is handmade by a Pennsylvania Amish woman. The star pattern is of the oldest and most familiar of all the traditional quilt patterns, but great precision is needed to make all the star points meet and lie flat! This Ancient Star king size quilt is sewn in antique colors of navy, green, burgundy, and tan. The quilt is hand-quilted with love and 218 yards of thread by one Pennsylvania lady to insure uniform stitches. On a queen-size bed, this quilt will have approximately 18 inches of drop per side.

Homemade quilts combine the warmth of a bed cover with a unique story told by the quilters from Lancaster County, PA. Every homemade quilt is as unique as the family, busy mother or Amish ladies group who uses a needle and thimble to thread stitch on the quilt. Some quilts involve hundreds of hours and thousands of stitches to create a unique patchwork quilt that will last for generations.

When you peruse our HOMEMADE QUILTS you are shopping for an item that tells a story and adds meaning to your bedroom! Discover more about our unique patchwork quilts and the stories behind them

We have a lot of quilts! Want to see a gallery of the major patterns? Checkout our Common Amish Quilt Patterns.

Community Creating Beauty: How We Piece Scrap Quilts

We source our homemade patchwork quilts from local Amish and Mennonite artisans, who craft them by hand with the care and art of the American quilting tradition. Frequently, families work together to piece and quilt these bedspreads. With their help, we offer you patchwork quilts, each unique and handmade.

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The Postage Stamp is a popular Scrap Quilt Pattern

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Square and Applique Scraps compliment in this Country Hearts Quilt

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A few Scrap Quilt variations.

Frugality Creating Beauty: How Scrap Quilts Developed

Scrap quilts are called a variety of different names, each a thread connected to quilters years ago who first used this pattern.

Called a “charm” quilt in the late 19th century, young women collected hundreds of different fabrics from their family and friends. Perhaps if they collected 999 different squares, their true love would bring them the thousandth–and their happily-ever-after dream, too. One quilting blogger speculates that collecting these fabrics may have given girls opportunities to ask their love interest for a contribution!

The scrap quilt has also been called a “beggar” quilt, referring to quilters asking each other for contributions to their projects. Trying to put together a bedspread without repeating every fabric, they also called the quilts “odd feller” quilts–every piece was an odd feller. Some families recall their mother repeating one square, however, so that a child sick in bed might be entertained looking for the matching patches.

Still another name scrap quilts went by is the “postage stamp” quilt, so called because quilters would use their tiniest scraps, sometimes no bigger than a postage stamp. Perhaps the original motivation was not wasting the smallest piece (historians recall the scarcity of the Great Depression in this), but it also became a challenge at some point. Quilters would collect thousands of pieces to compete with each other in making stitched masterpieces.

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Twin Sized Postage Stamp Quilt

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Ancient Star is another Scrap Quilt Pattern

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A color coordinated Scrap Quilt is an exquisite work of art!

Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia

For hundreds of years, an array of procedures have been cultivated to make it more convenient for quilters to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these solutions is paper piecing, which is often times employed to compose the elaborate angles of the Mariner's Compass quilt. Paper piecing, as it name designates, uses a specific paper pattern onto which the cloth fragments are stitched. The pattern guides the needleworker to correctly stitch the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out evenly. Methods such as this are a wonderful help to our quilters!

A quilt is not only a comfy bed cover: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The crafters that make our quilts pick high quality colorful materials and arrange them in an appealing masterpiece. Select from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your taste.

While the fabric pieces are stitched by machine to make sure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those 2 layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat as well as superb washing outcomes.

Most of our quilts are large enough to take care of the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's overall size differs. We publish the quilt's dimensions with the calculated drop for you to compare to the proportions you need. Please do your measuring ahead of making a purchase!

Are our quilts washable?

As a matter of fact, these quilts are certainly machine-washable! We advise adhering to these guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:

Did you know?

The term handmade is generally made use of to describe crafts created by a craftsman in contrast to a manufacturing facility. Because it is not mass-produced, each handmade quilt is distinct. Not all the sewing in a hand-crafted quilt is done by hand. Just as the woodcrafter makes use of mechanical devices to create his workmanship, our seamstresses make use of numerous devices to craft these quilts. The seamstress cuts her pieces with a rotating blade knife and also sew them with each other on the sewing machine. The quilter collaborates with just thimble, string, and also needle to quilt numerous tiny stitches throughout the quilt. Handmade is a gift: it is the gift of time as well as talent to produce an item distinctively for you.

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