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What is a Quilt?

What Goes Into a Quilt?

Throw a stack of material together with a few seams, put it on a machine, and there you go, a nice new quilt. How much effort is that?  Okay, shamefully, that is what I thought when I was younger.  I really did not appreciate the true value of the quilt until later in life, with one exception, my grandmother’s quilt. 

Somewhere in my young mind, I did understand that this quilt was special.  I didn’t want anything to happen to it.  I kept it in a plastic bag with a zipper and never touched it.  It moved over 17 times from each apartment/house, throughout the years.

When I started quilting, I started with an old unfinished hand sewn quilt of my grandmother’s.  After getting achy hands and pokes in my fingers, I realized that hand quilting was an incredible gift in unmeasurable value.  As I sewed, I felt so inept.  I asked myself. How did women make such beautiful quilts and not have their fingers feel like they were falling off?  I still do not have an answer for that question.  But, what I have come to know and appreciate is the amount of work that each quilt takes. 

I really wanted to learn how to quilt.  They were so beautiful, but I didn’t like the needle pokes. I discovered machine quilting through a wonderful quilting class/group at our church.  It took one quilt and I found that I enjoyed quilting.  Then, I stumbled upon Free Motion Quilting, a way to add the quilted thread layer to the quilt.  That was a light bulb moment, that led to the creation of Red Fence Quilting and the Luxury Pet Quilt product line. 

So What is a Quilt?

A quilt is an assembly of a top layer, batting, then a bottom layer of supposedly fabric.  Recently, I was at a quilt show where other materials such as leather and metal were used in a quilt.  In the case of all of Red Fence Quilting LLC quilted products, it will consist of a top fabric layer, cotton batting, and a bottom fabric layer.  A common name for this assembly is a quilt sandwich.  This construction is typical of a people quilt as seen on RedFenceQuilting.com.  However, on LuxuryPetQuilts.com, a Pet Quilt will consist of the quilt sandwich and a bottom fabric layer.

How do you make a quilt? There are four basic stages of quilt making for a normal people quilt.

How do I make a Pet Quilt?  There are two additonal stages to making a Luxury Pet Quilt.

  • Stages of Luxury Pet Quilt Making – Part 1 Quilting, Sewing, and Assembling
  • Stages of Luxury Pet Quilt Making – Part 2 Washing, Pictures, Packaging, Shipping

Join me as we explore the world of quilting and making Luxury Pet Quilts! 

Have a wonderful day!

Laura

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