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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!

Did you know?

Our designers have a really noteworthy position. They have the difficult mission of determining complimentary materials from an almost infinite selection of materials produced by numerous fabric designers and companies. Each material chosen is pivotal to the finished look of the quilt. The artist of this quilt did an admirable job of choosing pleasing materials that match each other and harmonize splendidly. This is the reason that we refer to as a quilt a work of artwork!

A quilt is not merely a comfy bed covering: it is also a piece of artwork. The crafters who create our quilts pick high quality vibrant fabrics and arrange them in a distinct work of art. Pick from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that perfectly enhances your style.

While the pieces of fabric are sewn together by machine to ensure tighter stitching, 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 warranties both heat and outstanding washing results.

You will discover our quilts to be relatively sizable in length and width. Almost all of our quilts are generous enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights vary, each quilt's dimensions varies as well. You'll find we specify the quilt's dimensions with the calculated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you want. Kindly do your homework prior to buying!

Are our quilts washable?

As a matter of fact, our quilts are undoubtedly machine-washable! We advise adhering to these guidelines for the best care of your heirloom quilt:

Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia

Over the centuries, all sorts of methodologies have been perfected to make it much easier for quilters to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these solutions is paper piecing, which is usually employed to combine the complicated points of the Mariner's Compass quilts. Paper piecing, as it name implies, uses a special paper pattern on which the material pieces are stitched. The pattern directs the quilter to accurately stitch the pieces together so that the finished top will lay out flat. Solutions such as this are a wonderful help to our quilters!

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