Different Types of Amish Quilts You Can Own (part 1)
When you think of an Amish quilt you think of bold colors, geometric designs, intricate embroidery, and high quality handmade style. These designs are known throughout the world for their unique and traditional styles, but did you know that they come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and uses to fit just about any style home and personal taste? While Amish quilts are prized for their beautiful designs and considered treasured pieces of art around the globe, they are first and foremost made to serve a specific purpose. The Amish pride themselves on practicality, usefulness, and self-sufficiency, so while you may not ever dream of actually using your handmade Amish quilt as part of your bedding, you'll find a large variety of different types of Amish quilts to choose from.
Amish quilts make wonderful, treasured gifts, so you might want to consider buying one for a close family member or friend as a special gift marking a special occasion, such as the birth of a new baby. An Amish quilt made especially for a newborn by a loving Amish grandmother is something that will be treasured for a lifetime. Amish quilts that are made to go in a baby's crib are usually around 36 to 48 inches and come in a variety of colors and styles. From the traditional dark colored, geometric designs to pastel colored, appliquéd designs, Amish baby quilts make a beautiful addition to any nursery.
A wedding is another great reason to give a handmade Amish quilt as a gift. Double Wedding Ring quilts symbolize the union two individuals make when they marry and become one. This style of Amish quilt is one of the hardest to make because of the skill it takes to make the circles of the rings equal throughout the entire quilt. This is the type of wedding gift that will be remembered forever and most likely will be passed on for generations to come. Of course, there are other types of Amish quilt designs that would make great wedding gifts as well, however, the Double Wedding Ring style of Amish quilt is one of the most popular and prized for any quilt owner.
If you're looking for an Amish quilt to use in your own home as traditional bedding, your choices are nearly endless. Today, Amish quilts come in a wide variety of sizes to fit just about any bed. You should consider how you want the quilt to hang down the sides of the bed when searching for an Amish quilt. Full length quilts are meant to drop to ½" from the floor. Blanket sized quilts are meant to drop to 1" below the bottom of the box spring. Coverlet sized quilts are meant to drop to 3" below the bottom of the mattress. So, when considering what size quilt you need to purchase, you need to measure both the size of your mattress, as well as how far down you want your Amish quilt to hang.
Different Types of Amish Quilts You Can Own (part 2)