Free quilting patterns
and designs for you to trace and use for your quilting projects. Ideal
for Quilting for Beginners.
The three necessary
parts of a quilt are the top,
the lining or back, and the interlining. The top,
which is the important feature, unless the quilting
is to be the only ornamentation, may be a single
piece of plain cloth; or it may be pieced together
from many small pieces different in size, color, and shape, so as to form either
simple or fanciful
The quilt top may also be
adorned with designs
cut from fabrics of varying colors and applied
to the foundation with fancy stitches, or it
may be embroidered. The materials may be
either cotton, linen, wool, or silk. The quilt back is
usually of plain material, which requires no description.
The interlining, if the quilting is to be close
and elaborate, must be thin. If warmth is desired in your quilt
a thicker interlining is used and the lines of quilting
are spaced farther apart. The design of the quilt
top and the quilting lend themselves very readily
to all manner of variations, and as a result there
is an almost infinite variety of quilts.
For convenience in making,
nearly every quilt
is composed of a number of blocks of regular form
and size which, when joined together, make the
body of the quilt. Each of these blocks may have
a design complete in itself, or may be only part of
a large and complicated design covering the whole
top of the quilt.
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