Quilt sets are one of the easiest ways to make your bed the most comforting spot in your home. A high-quality quilt ensures plenty of comfortable unwinding nights in bed. If you love snuggling in your quits on cold winter nights and want your bedding to last for years to come, then this article is worth a read for you!
What is a Quilt?
A quilt is a multi-layered fabric made of two or more layers of cloth. The upper layer of the cloth is handwoven, the inner layer is wadded, and the back piece is woven. Quilts can be brightly colored, a mix of subtle colors, or have a solid pattern. Quilts are typically thicker than a regular blanket, and thus perfect for cold winter nights. Layer a quilt on top of your favorite sheet sets from Home City Inc. to create a perfect bedding ensemble.
History Of Quilts
Quilting traditions are particularly prominent in the United States, where the necessity of creating warm bedding met the scarcity of local fabrics in the early days of the colonies. Historically, women would reuse scraps of fabric and add them to the quilts they were making.
In the past, quilts were handwoven to make bedding warmer, or even to hang up on doors and windows that were not sealed well to keep the cold out.
How Do You Make a Quilt Last Longer?
There are a few simple techniques that help your quilt last longer. Here’s more about a few of those techniques:
#1. Choose quality fabrics:
Buy simple and good quality fabrics from vendors who have knowledge about the fabric. Fabric is one of the most important elements of quilt making and will help you create a long-lasting piece.
#2. Slow down:
Yes, quilting can be a very hard process. You need a lot of focus and to use the correct stitching. So, to make sure you are completing the process perfectly, do not hurry while stitching and work slowly.
#3. Pressing matters:
A perfect quilt needs the right amount of pressing with the layers. Without the pressing, a quilt is nothing but a hefty piece of cloth. So, make sure that you press the layers properly.
#4. Clip the edges:
The edges of your quilt are very important, so make sure to clip and press those edges perfectly. It should not be rough or prickly. The edges of the quilt should be extremely soft.
When you start the quilting from the middle of the quilt, it is very important to bury the knots at the end of your quilt to make sure the corners look soft and smooth. Leaving knots out may feel bumpy when you are under your quilt.
#6. Precise pivot point:
If a pivot point is part of your quilting plan, slow down as you approach the corner, stop with your needle down, and pivot carefully. It’s the difference between creating a crisp quilting line or ending up with added tension at the pivot point that is more likely to break.
#7. Practice quilting:
To avoid errors and damages on larger quilts, first, try practicing the quilting process on a sample piece of cloth. This way you can perfect your technique and not make mistakes on the actual quilt.
#8. Trimming quilt:
Trim your quilt after you have finished the binding to reduce any extra pieces and threads. This will give an overall great look to the quilt.
#9. Take small binding stitches:
Binding stitches by hand can be quite a boring and difficult task. To avoid larger problems, try small stitches. Small stitches include curated work which makes the quilt look more attractive.
Quilts can be used for anything from bed covering to wall decorations. Often old quilts are used to make doll clothing or reupholster furniture. The versatility of quilts also lends itself to being turned into purses, table runners, and framed artwork!
#10. Wash the quilt carefully:
Lift it from the washer machine using a sheet wrapped around it to prevent tearing and pulling. Do not expose the quilt to sunlight as it will spoil the fabric and rot the cotton. Make sure to store your quilt folded flat. If you fold, refold in different angles to prevent wearing out a section of the quilt on the square.
Quilts have been made for generations worldwide. From peasants who hand-wove quilts for kings and queens, to modern-day traditional quilts for contemporary hotels and houses, quilts have been providing warmth and coziness to a wide variety of people. If you are planning to hand-weave a quilt set for yourself, follow the tips mentioned to create the perfect cozy piece!