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Ancient Star Quilt – queen

$695.00

Measures 100″ x 113″

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 248 yards of thread by one Pennsylvania lady to insure uniform stitches. On a queen-size bed, this quilt will have approximately 20 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?

Our artisans enjoy a really important position. They have the significant assignment of finding coordinating materials from a seismic array of fabric materials fabricated by various fabric designers and companies. Each pattern chosen is crucial to the final visual appeal of the quilt. The designer of this quilt did a lovely job of picking out charming textures that enhance each other and correlate excellently. That is why then we call a quilt a masterpiece of artwork!

A quilt is not just a comfortable bed covering: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The crafters who make our quilts choose top quality vibrant materials and arrange them in an eye-catching masterpiece. Select from our stock of over 2 hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that best complements your home design.

Although the fabric pieces are stitched by machine to make certain tighter sewing, 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, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat and also excellent washing results.

Almost all of our quilts are large enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's measurements varies. We specify the quilt's dimensions together with the estimated drop for you to compare to the overall size you are looking for. Definitely do your homework prior to your purchase!

Are our quilts washable?

Fortunately, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We advise complying with these guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:

Did you know?

Over the centuries, an array of procedures have been perfected to make it much simpler for quilters to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these techniques is named paper piecing, which is often adopted to combine the elaborate angles of the Mariner's Compass quilt. Paper piecing, as it name signifies, uses a particular paper pattern on top of which the fabric pieces are stitched. The pattern leads the quilter to correctly stitch the pieces together so that the finished top will lie out evenly. Methodologies of this sort as this are a wonderful help to our quilt-makers!

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