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Star Wedding Ring Quilt-King

$975.00

Measures 112″ x 114″ long.

This Star Wedding Ring quilt is a stunning product of Lancaster County’s fine quilters. The original Wedding Ring pattern now has stars bursting from between the rings. Take a closer look at the border, and you will see that the scallops follow the form of the rings. The quilt is hand-quilted with 3352 yards of thread by one woman to ensure uniform stitching. On a king bed, choose your drop measurement of 17 inches 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!

Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia

Over the centuries, quite a number of methodologies have been produced to make it simpler for quilt-makers to stitch multi-angled quilts together. One of these methodologies is called paper piecing, which is usually utilized to assemble the complicated edges of the Mariner's Compass quilt. Paper piecing, as it title designates, uses a distinct paper pattern on top of which the material fragments are sewn. The pattern guides the quilter to correctly assemble the pieces together so that the finished top will lie out evenly. Procedures of this sort as this are a tremendous aid to our quilters!

A quilt is not only a comfortable bedspread: it is also a piece of art. The artists who make our quilts pick top-notch vibrant materials and organize them in an attractive masterpiece. Pick from our stock of over 2 hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your taste.

While the fabric pieces are sewn with each other by machine to ensure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat as well as excellent washing results.

Almost all of our quilts are large enough to eliminate the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights differ, each quilt's sizing is different. You'll find we designate the quilt's dimensions together with the calculated drop for you to compare to the overall size you are looking for. Kindly do your homework before buying!

Washing Quilts?

Fortunately, our quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We advise the following guidelines for best results:

Did you know?

Every step of the quilt-making process calls for a particular lady's competence. Each of our women concentrates on either piecing or quilting. As a result, at the very least 2 ladies are associated with making each quilt. The women that stitch the tops with each other focus on piecing particular quilt patterns. Considering that each quilter's stitches are different, just one lady does the quilting per quilt. This system allows each woman to become a professional in her work.

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