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Eight Point Star Quilt – King

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Measures 113″ x 114″ long.

The Eight-Point Star quilt is an intricate star pattern that traditionally allowed a woman to showcase her needlework skills. Precision is extremely important in piecing stars for a neat finished product! White and blue stars alternate throughout the quilt to give it a continuous pattern. The Eight-Point Star quilt has a scalloped slate border all the way around and is very neatly hand-quilted by one Amish lady, which insures uniform stitches throughout the entire quilt.

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

scrap quilts in many colors from family farm fabrics

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

beautiful scrap quilt red orange and blue

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

Did you know?

Our creators enjoy a remarkably noteworthy job. They have the crucial undertaking of figuring out coordinating textures from a huge choice of fabric materials developed by different fabric material designers and companies. Each fabric material chosen is integral to the finished appeal of the quilt. The artisan behind this quilt did a first-rate job of settling upon visually appealing materials that complement each other and combine very well. That is exactly why we call a quilt a piece of artwork!

A quilt is not just a cozy bed covering: it is also a piece of art. The crafters who develop our quilts choose quality vibrant fabrics and organize them into an appealing masterpiece. Pick from our selection of over two hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that best matches your taste.

Although the fabric pieces are sewn with each other by machine to make certain tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those two layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and outstanding washing outcomes.

You will discover our quilts to be relatively generous in length and width. Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to eliminate the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights are different, each quilt's measurements varies as well. You'll find we post the quilt's measurements with the estimated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you may need. Definitely do your measuring ahead of buying!

Can you wash these quilts?

As a matter of fact, these quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We recommend complying with these guidelines for best results:

Did you know?

For hundreds of years, a lot of methodologies have been developed to make it less complicated for quilt-makers to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these solutions is called paper piecing, which is popularly utilized to combine the challenging corners of the Mariner's Compass quilt. Paper piecing, as it name indicates, uses an unique paper pattern on top of which the material fragments are stitched. The pattern helps the quilter to perfectly assemble the pieces together so that the finalized top will lay out evenly. Techniques of this sort as this are a wonderful aid to our quilters!

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