Checkered Cross Quilt



The history of quilting is very old and is associated with the Roman people. To understand its function, we must understand the meaning of the word. The word quilt comes from the Latin culcita. This means a kind of mattress or cushion filled with something soft and warm, such as fur, cotton or feathers. Therefore, quilting refers to padding. That’s why it’s always accompanied by the patchwork technique, the combination of fabric scraps, acrylic blanket and a sewing sandwich.

Why quilt? There are a few answers: this pad is designed to keep people warm; they can be the result of a combination of normal and colored paneling fabrics, or to structure a patchwork and different pattern.



In rural areas of the United States, it was very common for composing large creations with techniques to be social and collaborative work. Each woman created a block from her house and then a group of them made and then mended the pieces to form different patterns and great works.

Free Pattern Available: Checkered Cross Quilt

The artwork continues to spread with fabrics, sewing and today, acrylic blanket. The result of the creations originates home pieces, such as beautiful bedspreads, placemats, table runners and very delicate and beautiful baby layette. The parts are sturdy and last for many years. It is common with quilt to be passed from mother to daughter and go through generations. A beautiful creative work!

Sewing Evolution
The definition of sewing is the act, process or effect of joining two or more things together by stitches made with thread, thread, etc. associated with the needle. Sewing is a synonym for sewing. Sewing is universal – virtually all civilizations practice it, and its history begins even before weaving exists. Sewing was already practiced in the Paleolithic period, in this case, 30000 BC!

It is reported that the first needles found were made of bones. Probably, animal skins were sewn to serve as clothing and protection. Weaving was created only (!) Five thousand years ago, long after the emergence of the art of sewing. Only in the industrial revolution did sewing gain mass production; Before that, the art was made only by specialists at the time (tailors).

The first machine was patented in 1790 by Thomas Saint, which is made for sewing leather. In 1830, French tailor Barthélemy Thimonnier created a model with technology superior to the first sewing machine. The invention brought discord and revolt, so much so that in 1841 tailor craftsmen destroyed Thimonnier’s machines. In the mid-nineteenth century the first household machines were created.

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