An observation on blankets vs quilts

I was given an unusual task recently of taking a t-shirt blanket and turning it into a t-shirt quilt.  Unfortunately it involved taking the whole thing apart.  So I sat down with a movie and a seam ripper last night and got to work.  I was surprised when I finished taking that entire blanket apart right as Dazed and Confused finished up, and it got me to thinking.

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A blanket and a quilt really are two very different things.  Don’t let anyone tell you they are the same.  A blanket is one or two pieces of fabric connected at the outside edges.  A quilt is a “sandwich” with a top layer, usually pieced or highly decorative, a back, and a thin middle layer of some type of stuffing – polyester, cotton, wool, or any blend therein.  Those three layers are then quilted together with thread.  They can also be tied together using yarn or embroidery floss.  The effect is two layers of design playing off one another. The layers blend and create an overall effect.

If someone sat down with a seam ripper to pick apart a well-made quilt with appropriate quilting throughout, there is no way that they will finish picking it apart by the end of a single movie.

 

Author: Quest Quilts

Just your average citizen who loves literature and quilts and has an uncommon proclivity for both.

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