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Lone Star Quilt – Queen

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$449.00

A handmade Amish quilt makes a comfortable bed spread and a family heirloom to be passed from generation to generation. Each quilt is handmade with love by one of our fine quilters. The Lone Star quilt is a beautiful example of a traditional quilt pattern. It is made with the perfect shades of blue and green fabrics to give it a vibrant, yet soft feel. This specific quilt is initialed and dated. It is hand quilted with 264 yards of thread by one talented Amish lady to ensure consistent stitching. On a queen-size bed, this quilt will allow 19 inches of drop per side.

Measures 98″ x 111″ 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!

Did you know?

Our artisans have a very noteworthy position. They possess the vital undertaking of determining complimentary materials from a massive selection of fabric materials fabricated by numerous pattern artists and suppliers. Each fabric chosen is essential to the completed appearance of the quilt. The artisan behind this quilt did a splendid job of settling upon appealing textures that enhance each other and correlate splendidly. That is why we regard a quilt a piece of art!

A quilt is not only a comfy bed cover: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The artists that make our quilts select top-notch vibrant fabrics and arrange them into a captivating masterpiece. Select from our stock of over 2 hundred homemade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your taste.

Although the pieces of fabric are stitched together by machine to make sure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat as well as exceptional washing results.

You will find our quilts to be relatively sizable in length and width. As a matter of fact, most of our quilts are generous enough to take care of the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as bed heights differ, each quilt's measurements differs. We publish the quilt's measurements alongside the calculated drop for you to compare to the proportions you want to have. It is important to do your homework before your purchase!

Can you wash these quilts?

Yes, these quilts are certainly machine-washable! We suggest complying with these guidelines for ideal handling results:

Did you know?

Family Farm Handcrafts uses almost 200 Mennonite as well as Amish ladies to sew quilts for our shop.

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