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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!

Did you know?

Each step of the quilt-making process calls for a specific woman's proficiency. Every one of our women concentrates on either assembling or quilting. At least two ladies are included in making each quilt. The women who sew the tops with each other concentrate on piecing certain quilt patterns. Given that each quilter's stitches vary, just one lady does the quilting per quilt. This system permits each woman to end up being a professional in her field.

A quilt is not only a comfortable bed covering: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The artisans who design our quilts choose top quality vivid materials and arrange them in a creative masterpiece. Choose from our stock of over 2 hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly enhances your style.

While the pieces of fabric are stitched by machine to make certain tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat as well as excellent washing results.

You will find our quilts to be rather generous in length and width. Most of our quilts are generous enough to do away with the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights differ, each and every quilt's dimensions is different. We list the quilt's dimensions along with the estimated drop for you to compare to the proportions you may need. Please do your research ahead of purchasing!

Washing Quilts?

Yes, our quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We recommend complying with these guidelines for ideal handling results:

Amish Handmade Quilt Facts

The term handmade is typically utilized to describe crafts created by a craftsman rather than a manufacturing facility. Since it is not mass-produced, each handmade quilt is special. Not all the stitching in a hand-crafted quilt is done by hand. Just as the woodcrafter utilizes mechanical devices to produce his workmanship, our seamstresses utilize various tools to craft these quilts. The seamstress cuts her items with a rotary knife and also sew them together on the stitching machine. The quilter deals with only needle, thimble, and also string to quilt hundreds of small stitches throughout the quilt. Handmade is a gift: it is the gift of time and also ability to create an item distinctively for you.

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