I love keeping myself busy with work or hobbies. At this old age I am still passionate about living a good a life as ever. Quite frankly I do not have much to do as an old granny. Therefore, I enjoy doing handicraft.
Quilting is one of the activities that I enjoy. It keeps me busy during the lonely days that I spend at home when everyone’s out. It also helps me pass time when I can’t sleep at night. I have been doing this for quite a few years now and learned a lot with time. It’s not just about making a blanket or a piece of woven cloth. Rather quilting is a type of art.
It lets you express a lot of feelings, ideas and stories. So quilting has been a very favorite hobby of mine lately. I have made quite a lot of quilts over the years. I use quilts to decorate our house. I also make quilts commemorating special occasions.
Some of you may not be familiar with the term ‘Quilting’. In simple words it is the procedure to create a quilt or quilted garments. The process involves the sewing of two of more layers of material together to form a thick padded material. It also involves stitching, designing, piecing, applique and binding. Although the basic type of quilting is done by hand, now a lot of people use sewing machines or a specialized technique calledlLongarm.
Quilting is an age old tradition. Its roots can be traced back to three millenniums at least. It is one of the primary types of textile. It is much more personal than commercial. Quilting is mostly done by females, in particular, housewives or young girls.
Those of you who have plenty of free time on hand and wonder about what can be done to utilize the moment, can ponder about doing some quilting. It is not a very difficult thing to do. Although you will need some sewing or designing skills, these can be acquired by practice and patience. Those who have good skills in sewing, but have never tried it might find a new sort of handicraft adventure. I am saying it out of my personal experience.
I was always into sewing as most women were before the modern garment revolution begun. Most mothers would sew clothes for her family members back in the days. Now it’s a different time and different culture. Although there are factory made quilts sold in market, such quilts do not have the appeal like the quilts that a mother makes out of her emotion and love.
So those who suffer from boredom and loneliness can get involved in quilting. It doesn’t take much to do this really. All you need is some clothes, sewing materials and a quiet place. You can start doing it by yourself, or take help from experienced quilters. I would post some in depth articles about quilting which you might find helpful as well. For now I call it a day. Happy quilting people.