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Eureka Quilt – Queen

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The Eureka quilt is an amazing arrangement of the intricate pieces that form a beautiful star pattern in the center of the quilt. This particular Eureka quilt beautifully showcases Moda’s Black Tie Affair fabric series. The quilt includes 383 yards of hand-quilting, done by Mrs. Harvey Miller. It is initialed and dated. This quilt will have a 18.5-inch drop per side on a queen bed.

Measures 97″ wide x 108″ long.

 

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

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

Amish Handmade Quilt Facts

Family Farm Handcrafts employs almost 200 Amish and Mennonite ladies to sew quilts for our shop.

A quilt is not only a comfortable bed covering: it is also a piece of art. The artisans who design our quilts pick top-notch vivid fabrics and organize them in an eye-catching masterpiece. Select from our stock of over two hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that best matches your taste.

While the pieces of fabric are stitched by machine to ensure 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 two layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth as well as superb washing outcomes.

Most of our quilts are large enough to relieve the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's overall size is different. You'll find we designate the quilt's dimensions alongside the calculated drop for you to compare to the proportions you need. Definitely do your measuring prior to your purchase!

Are our quilts washable?

Fortunately, these quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We recommend the following guidelines for ideal handling results:

Amish Homemade Quilt Facts

Over the centuries, an array of procedures have been cultivated to make it much easier for quilt-makers to piece multi-angled quilts together. One of these methodologies is paper piecing, which is generally employed to assemble the complicated edges of the Mariner's Compass quilt. Paper piecing, as it title specifies, uses an unique paper pattern onto which the fabric fragments are stitched. The pattern directs the needleworker to correctly stitch the pieces together so that the finished top will lie out evenly. Strategies of this sort as this are a tremendous support to our quilt-makers!

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