Looking to pick up a new hobby? Quilting might be the one for you! It’s fun, creative, and relatively easy for beginners, and there’s a huge bonus: it’s a wonderful item to pass down in your family! Also, you can make quilts out of anything. I have a friend who has a quilt made out of a bunch of his souvenir old T-shirts from whatever places he traveled from when he was a little kid. He loves it!
Quilting's history began in a time when there was a shortage of fabric and when electricity wasn’t around to keep people warm. Worn out items were recycled into quilts and made by women when they were taking a break from their heavier chores. Nowadays people quilt more as a way to express themselves than financial reasons, but what can beat recycling and turning something into a keepsake? Or what can beat a trip to the fabric store and picking and choosing what to match!
Now the hobby translates to much more than just blankets: placemats, wall hangings, cushion covers, diaper totes, cases for your eyeglasses--even make up bags! They can all be quilted. There's quilting patterns for nearly everything. Just like a puzzle, you'll find yourself piecing together items, fitting them snugly together, and creating something new from scratch!
The Quilting Table by SunsOut. 500 pieces.
Spools by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.
Cat on a Quilt by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.
Beach Retreat by SunsOut. 500 pieces.
Autumn Farm by Willow Creek Press. 1000 pieces.
Autumn Quiltscape by SunsOut. 500 pieces.
Quilting the Land by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.
Patchwork Match by SunsOut. 500 pieces.