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Star Wedding Ring Quilt-Queen

$925.00

Measures 103″ x 112″ long.

The Star Wedding Ring quilt is a new twist to a traditional pattern. Gray  and blue stars burst from between the intertwined blue and white rings. This handmade quilt is very neatly hand-quilted with 326 yards of thread. This quilt is dated by its designer. On a queen bed, this quilt will have a 21-inch drop 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

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?

The profession of lots of Amish and Mennonite ladies must correspond to their home life, considering that they stay at home to care for their households. Making quilts fits that need. We enable these women to work at their own pace so that they can properly take care of their family. For lots of women, making quilts is actually good therapy and an outstanding past-time.

A quilt is not only a cozy blanket: it is also a piece of art. The crafters that develop our quilts select quality colorful fabrics and arrange them in an eye-catching work of art. Pick from our selection of over two hundred homemade quilts for a quilt that perfectly matches your home design.

Though the fabric pieces are sewn with each other by machine to make certain tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those two layers, however, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both warmth and exceptional washing results.

Just about all of our quilts are large enough to overcome the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's sizing can be different. We post the quilt's dimensions together with the calculated drop for you to compare to the size you want. Kindly do your measuring prior to purchasing!

Can you wash these quilts?

Fortunately, our quilts are undoubtedly machine-washable! We advise adhering to these guidelines for ideal handling results:

Did you know?

For hundreds of years, a number of techniques have been perfected to make it much easier for quilt-makers to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these tactics is paper piecing, which is nearly always used to piece the complex edges of the Mariner's Compass quilt. Paper piecing, as it title specifies, uses a distinct paper pattern on which the cloth segments are stitched. The pattern helps the seamstress to perfectly assemble the pieces together so that the finalized top will lay out flat. Methods of this sort as this are a marvelous support to our quilt-makers!

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