Hobbies: Quilting

Looking to pick up a new hobby? Quilting might be the one for you! It’s fun, creative, and relatively easy for beginners, and there’s a huge bonus: it’s a wonderful item to pass down in your family! Also, you can make quilts out of anything. I have a friend who has a quilt made out of a bunch of his souvenir old T-shirts from whatever places he traveled from when he was a little kid. He loves it!

Quilting’s history began in a time when there was a shortage of fabric and when electricity wasn’t around to keep people warm. Worn out items were recycled into quilts and made by women when they were taking a break from their heavier chores. Nowadays people quilt more as a way to express themselves than financial reasons, but what can beat recycling and turning something into a keepsake? Or what can beat a trip to the fabric store and picking and choosing what to match!

Now the hobby translates to much more than just blankets: placemats, wall hangings, cushion covers, diaper totes, cases for your eyeglasses–even make up bags! They can all be quilted. There’s quilting patterns for nearly everything.

Just like a puzzle, you’ll find yourself piecing together items, fitting them snugly together, and creating something new from scratch!

quilting puzzles, quilts, sewing

The Quilting Table by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

 

hobby puzzles, hobbies

Spools by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

cat puzzles

Cat on a Quilt by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

beach puzzles, travel puzzles

Beach Retreat by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

farm jigsaw puzzle

Autumn Farm by Willow Creek Press. 1000 pieces.

Autumn Quiltscape by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

Quilting the Land by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Patchwork Match by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Hobbies: Quilting

  1. ooh I LOVE quilting – it’s one of my main hobbies- I’m sorta off and on as time permits but mostly ‘on’! The quilt puzzles are what hooked me my first visit to puzzlewarehouse – they’re the reason I have so many sunsout puzzles – I typed in puzzle thinking 1-2 might show up but instead about 20 pages popped up! and I’m a sucker for quilts- and now I see there are some I don’t have – yet. In fact the other day I pulled out this one to start http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/Country-Autumn-62937so.html ok don’t ask me why it’s nearly summer and I picked a fall quilt but I liked the house and the entire theme with all the flowers and color tucked in and the doggy. this puzzle here is probably my favorite picture – wish it were 500 pieces but still..one of these days it’s gonna get done! http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/Floating-Over-Sisters-14660so.html to me it’s probably one of the prettiest scenes ever on a puzzle!
    oh and that bulldog in your last phone I think is one of the free choices when you buy 3 Sunsout puzzles – I had it in my cart last month but decided to wait and see if a couple of puzzles came back in stock before ordering

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