Quilt and Patchwork Names - Historical and Etymological Information Accompanied by Photographic Illustrations (Paperback)
Quilting can refer either to the process of creating a quilt or to the sewing of two or more layers of material together to make a thicker padded material. Typical quilting is done with three layers: the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material in the middle, and then the backing material. This classic volume explores the different names attributed to different types of quilt and patchwork, exploring in detail their individual histories and etymologies. With authentic photographs provided for each piece treated, this fantastic guide constitutes a must-have for modern readers with a keen interest in the history and evolution of quilting pasterns and techniques. Contents include: "Quilting", and "Quilt Names". Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on quilting.