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Patchwork quilting in American dates back to the first New England colonists. Although most of these settlers brought quilted coverlets with them to the New World, they soon discovered that the harsh winters demanded more substantial blanketing. Fabric was scarce in those days and the women stitched together what bits and pieces they could find to create larger pieces of cloth. These primitive "patchworks" were usually sewn randomly in the style knows as crazy quilt. As America grew, many kinds of patterns for patchwork quilting emerged--Shoo-Fly, Windmill, Log Cabin, Handy Andy, Around the World, and so on.
With our beginning quilting kit, you will learn the basics of patchwork quilting and make three projects: a potholder, a doll blanket, and a small pillow.
Kit includes: precut fabric squares, muslin, batting, stuffing, needle, thread, pattern, and instructions for three projects.