Making Welsh Quilts: The Textile Tradition That Inspired the Amish?

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Welsh quilts, with their characteristic fabric choice, strikingly simple patchwork designs and decorative quilting patterns, have a rich tradition that some believe may have inspired the Amish when they first settled near Welsh communities in Pensylvania.This book explores the fascinating history of Welsh quilting with a stunning gallery of photographs of Wales' quilt treasures.It presents techniques, which range from traditional hand piecing and hand quilting methods to modern rotary cutting and machine quilting techniques.In-depth information is given on selecting the right fabrics and colours, and basic equipment needed to create these quilts.A pattern library of traditional Welsh quilting templates shows how the patterns were originally drafted from cups and saucers and other everyday household items.