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Eight Point Star Quilt – Queen

$865.00

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.

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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?

Scarcely any folks grasp the magnitude of time and monotonous effort involved in making a quilt. Quilt-making is a process that make involve 5—9 months to finalize. Producing a quilt includes designing, scissoring, assembling, quilting, and binding. All told, the entire amount of time to complete one quilt amounts to a staggering 200 to 300 hours.

A quilt is not merely a comfy bed covering: it is also a masterpiece of art. The crafters that create our quilts pick top-notch vivid materials and organize them into an attractive masterpiece. Choose from our stock of over 2 hundred homemade quilts for a quilt that best matches your style.

Though the pieces of fabric are sewn with each other by machine to guarantee 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 2 layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and also excellent washing results.

You will find our quilts to be rather generous in length and width. Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to minimize the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's size differs as well. We designate the quilt's dimensions along with the determined drop for you to compare to the measurements you are trying to find. Please do your homework before purchasing!

Washing Quilts?

Fortunately, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We suggest the following standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:

Did you know?

Our artisans possess a remarkably noteworthy assignment. They have the difficult responsibility of determining coordinating textures from a seismic array of fabrics manufactured by different material designers and companies. Each fabric chosen is integral to the finished visual appeal of the quilt. The artist of this quilt did a fine job of picking out visually appealing fabrics that balance each other and combine favorably. That is why then we refer to as a quilt a piece of artwork!

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