Quilting is a craft that many have found to be relaxing and productive. Take a piece of material, put it in a pattern, but you create memory a long time ago. Collecting those pieces of cloth is the most of making it the only special blanket for loved ones in your family or close personal friends. There are so many ways to use all the content you have collected. You could make blankets, pillows, blankets, wall hangings or maybe table tennis.
I took a blanket that I had done in the quilting class and did it in a big pillow. I appliqued a blanket piece to a big piece of blue fabric. The material piece was bigger than big bedding. I added a ruffle to a piece of material along with a beautiful piece of lace. I sewed a ruffle and lace on a pillow and put a large zipper on the pillow. I used a zipper to add pillow shapes when I finished pillow. I gave my pillow to Christmas. She loved her blue pillow. She is no longer with us, but I remember her with love and unforgettable memories. I have a pillow and use it with love and joy in my heart.
I have fabrics that I've collected from all the different materials I've used while i make beautiful little dresses, slacks, shorts, tops and jackets I've made for my grandchild over the years. I will use these pieces of stuff in a little blanket for my grandchild one day. Each piece or debris of content brings so many memories from the past. I remember when I used a certain piece of stuff to make her a beautiful dress for her to be on Easter Sunday to church. Or the time I made her fleece jacket for those cold mornings heading to school.
One piece of stuff that I had recently pulled her bag, came back in memory of Christmas morning when she came down the stairs, my little face full of anticipation and wondering what Santa had bought her on Christmas morning. Her eyes were wide and swallowed by excitement and wondering her second Christmas. She had her new red dress, Nanny had done for her. I will never forget that special Christmas morning.
I watched my grandson and pulled out fleeces. I made him a fleece jacket for one Christmas. Little did I know that a fleece jacket would have made every year for one or more of my grandchildren. My granddaughter's first jacket was worn until it reached an elbow in the sleeve and up to the waist. I had an embroidered elephant on the facade that made it irreplaceable. Being an Alabama football fan since birth made the jacket even more precious. Finally, I was able to make him another fleece jacket that suited him well with the elephants in front.
Each of my grandchildren will have their own carpet. They will have their own bag of stuff filled with many favorite memories of costumes worn when they were small. When their blankets are fitted, I put them in their own memory cards. I will give them their Memory Boxes when they are sixteen.
Quilting will bring all these memories back to you too. I wish I had started quilting when my children were very young. Make a blanket for your kids or family today. A friend will love to have a special blanket filled with memories of the time you spent.
You need some things to start quilting. Look at your favorite fabric store in the quilting section. All you need will be in that particular area. Buy some good books or magazines on blankets from some of your bookshops or dollhouses. Ask for help if you find it difficult to find the books you want to buy. All stores will help you find what you are looking for or that you will start working on your first carpet. You can also go to the line for help. Amazon.com is a good source for things you need. When I first started quilting, I bought materials in a certain color or some of the print that were all from the same color company. I enrolled in the quilting class where I learned about different pieces that I would have to start my quilting experience. I learned a lot in the first class.
Do not be afraid to start your new adventure in the quilting world. You will be glad that you made the first step toward creating your own memories. Remember to always have fun and enjoy yourself when you are making memories that last a lifetime.