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Quilting — a Heartfelt Heirloom Hobby to Be Remembered By

Updated: Apr 4, 2019

Who can resist an oft-washed, decades-old soft quilt made by a grandmother or a maiden aunt? Add a good book and a scented candle and no luxury hotel can compete.

Who can resist the charm of an outdoor craft fair with artsy quilts made by the hippy chicks or the folk-art quilts made by the older women who quilt to help support their families such as the Gees Bend community? Most compelling are the quilts made by charity sewing groups who donate their lap quilts to the hospital-bound, those undergoing chemotherapy, and children in emergency situations. Then, there is the private joy of making quilts for our children, our grandchildren, and our dearest friends.

In years past, many frugally-minded saved discarded clothing, sheets, and flour sacks to use for quilting. Today, we call this recycling and upcycling. But who can resist visiting your favorite bricks-and-mortar or online fabric stores or browsing fabric designers' (Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink, Michael Miller, to name just a few) newest designs? Who can resist buying fat quarters or by-the-yard fabric and folding them all neatly in shelves or hanging on dowels until inspiration strikes? Then, the rotary cutters come out, you clear your cutting matt off and get to work. Before you know it, your quilt and quilting time takes on a life of its own.

When buying a machine suited for sewing quilt blocks, sewing them together into quilt tops and then quilting them together with your batting and backing (the quilting sandwich), don't go it alone. Let us listen to your quilting needs and challenges, and we'll match you with the perfect sewing machine.

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