Sep 19, 2010

Sunday Themes - Patchwork

I just love the variety of colours and patterns that you can get in patchwork and that is why I have chosen it as my theme this week.

Patchwork enjoyed a widespread revival during the Great Depression because it was a way to recycle worn clothing into warm quilts. Even very small and worn pieces of material are suitable for use in patchwork, although crafters today more often use specially bought 100% cotton patchwork material as the basis for their designs.

Patchwork is most often used to make quilts, but it can also be used to make bags, wall-hangings, warm jackets, skirts, waistcoats and other items of clothing.

Here are some great examples of patchwork that I have found from the down under BrisStyle and Dust teams.

5 comments:

Vintage Sew and So said...

Thanks for featuring my quilt & such a great write up on quilting.
X Kerri

Caitlin said...

Wow! That dress is beautiful

moose and bird said...

Thanks for including my pincushion.....you made my morning. x

Little Ted Canvas said...

lovely! I adore those moose & bird pincushions & what a sweet dress...

enchanted quilling said...

What a lovely collection of patchwork creations. Thanks so much for including my owl..cheers Janice

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