Quilt: A Brief History of Quilting
The art of quilting is not something new to
this world, it has been around for centuries,
but still there is no confirmation about the
exact origin. According to the historians is
that the history of quilting, piecing and
applique was widely used for clothing and
decorating stuff at home in ancient times.
There is a common belief that quilting
originated in China and Egypt at the same time.
The oldest quilted garment found till now dates
back to somewhere around 3400 BC.
Back in the 11th century,
the crusaders picked up a type of quilting from
the Middle East and brought it back to
During that time, quilted piece of cloth was
used by the Knights to give them extra cushion
under their armor.
The Romans were the pioneers
in introducing quilted bedding, which was used
as mattress. Europeans got hold with this idea
and they stuffed sack between two-combined
mattress. It was in the 15th century when the
Europeans found quilting as a necessity when
they were troubled by cold winds in the winter
The very first quilts were
made of few layers of cloth that was attached
together with running stitches. Quilt Frames
came into existence as it was difficult to
stitch many layers of cloth together.
Europeans, blessed with these frames started to
create quilts that were more decorative, more
19th century marked a great
period of quilting in Europe and America.
People in villages would come together and make
one or more quilts in an afternoon. Women were
very pleased with this as they could come out
of the boundaries of their home and could
contribute in doing something useful.
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