If you want to make a quilt, come visit me in Batty About Quilts in Threadville, Pennsylvania. That's not the village's real name, but that's what everyone calls it because of our needlecrafty shops.
At Batty About Quilts, I can guide you in fabric choices and designing and arranging your quilt blocks. I'll sell you the batting that gives the quilt its loft. I'll help you choose threads and assemble the quilt. And I'll even do the quilting for you, stitching the top, the batting, and the lovely backing together in beautiful patterns of stitches. Or I'll let you use my long arm quilting machine to do it yourself.
Or I'll help you make a quilt from scraps you might already have.
quilts by cutting up clothes that they could no longer use in any other way. They made clothing and quilts from flour sacks, which were often printed with pretty designs to tempt the housewife into buying that particular bag of flour. And--this is new to me--they made quilts from freebies that came in or on packets of cigarettes or tins of tobacco and ribbons that had been tied around cigars.
As you can see, the results could be creative and pretty. Read more about Tobacciana and the quilts made from them here.
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