Loved to pieces

I’m not big on making quilts that are too precious to touch, fold, or wad up.   Maybe I’ll get into that later in life.  I have great respect for art quilts. I’m stunned by the intricacy, care, color placement and craftsmanship in them.  But for now, that’s not what I like to make.

The best quilts I think I’ve made are machine washable and dryable.   I’m happiest when I hear that a quilt I’ve made is so loved that it’s taken everywhere.  If that involves dragging around, so be it. My quilts should be able to withstand a bit of dragging and wadding. Not dragged over hot coals mind you, but my quilts are meant to be used.

With these things in mind, I like to machine quilt.  On quilts that I know will have a rougher go, I machine stitch bindings too. These are quilts to be judged by kids not certified judges that care about handstitched bindings.   Quilts that are made for adults get handstitching.  But I think I like making quilts for kids or kids at heart best.  

These quilts should be wrapped around things – sometimes people, sometimes dogs and cats (Maybe not together).  I like quilts spread on beds, made into tents, used for picnics. Used and loved.

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About piecedgoods

I like making things, creativity, creative people, food, fabric, glass, painting, reading, my community, my family, my friends and my dogs.
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