Styles Of Quilting

Styles of Quilting. Rag quilting a style of quilting where people make the edges raggedy. If you look at a traditional quilt, the edges are all smooth. Rag quilting a style of quilting where people make...

Rag quilting a style of quilting where people make the edges raggedy. If you look at a traditional quilt, the edges are all smooth. With rag quilting, the edges are frayed and then sometimes the fabric within the quilt is also frayed. So, it is almost three-dimensional looking.


Appliqué is a very popular style of quilting, which is basically sewing fabric onto fabric. You have your quilt top and then you add pieces of fabric in shapes on top of that. So, it is almost like a fourth layer of quilting.




Quilting motif is a style of quilting in which the blocks have a certain theme, say a bird motif or basket motif.

There is art quilting, which may look like an impressionistic painting. That is becoming very popular as well as photo transfers on quilts and fusible designs. With photo transfer, you take actual photographs and print them on fabric with a computer. I've seen some amazing quilts that show the stages of a person's life. A pictorial quilt is a quilt made entirely of fabric but looks like a photograph. People take a photo and they recreate it in fabric down to the last detail.

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