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A quilt piecing detail from 1978
A quilt piecing detail from 1978

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How a Quilt is Made
If you think about a quilt like a sandwich, then the two pieces of fabric are the bread and what's in the middle-wool or cotton filling-is the stuffing. All three layers are stitched together so the filling doesn't move around. These layers trap air and act like insulation, keeping the person underneath the quilt warm. Although the quilt could be made of plain pieces of fabric, it's usually not. What do you think you do to start making a quilt?
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