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Five Best Camping Quilt Patterns For Your Camping Quilt Project
Nothing feels quite like quilted beddings as they’re soft, warm, and comfortable they keep you hugging them like the sun’s never going to rise. That’s why a lot of sleeping bags, camping air mattresses and other camping sleeping gears seek to provide the same comfort that will make people fall in love with them. Some people make their own quilts instead of shelling out some cash for ready-made ones and you can make your own too.
When making quilts, the most recommended fabric will be cotton. Cotton makes sheets very comfortable because they’re good for any kind of weather. They warm you up quickly during cold nights and somehow cool you on warm ones by absorbing moisture.
Making your own quilt can be a very engaging and an enjoyable project: it allows you to personalize your quilt as well as enjoy seeing the progress as you sew the fabric pieces together. Among the most common kind of quilts are block quilts. These ones have fabric square pieces of equal sizes sewn together. You can get camping quilt fabrics conveniently cut into squares to spare you the effort of cutting fabric and allow you to go straight to the fun part.
Another great part of making your own quilt is that you get to choose the patterns. It’s up to you to pick the theme. If you’re giving a camping quilt as a gift, having a customized theme will add a personal touch to your gift and delight the receiver even more. For inspirations when it comes to camping quilt patterns, here are some great buys.
501 Quilt Blocks: A Treasury of Patterns for Patchwork and Applique (Better Homes & Gardens Crafts) By Joan Lewis and Lynette Chiles
For those who already know quilting and do it as a hobby, you’ll surely love this. This book contains 250 pages of half a thousand quilt blocks to inspire you with different quilting projects. It gives you lots of ideas when it comes to customizing your camping quilt. This collection of blocks contains a very diverse range of designs. Each design is also printed in full color for you to enjoy. The blocks come in both traditional and experimental designs. For those who go for traditional pieces you can check out the star patterns and basket patterns among others. For those of you who want a little twist, you can go for experimental patterns such as orchids, cacti and herald motifs. If you’re making a quilt for children, you’ll be delighted to find animal patterns, sports-themed patterns and Biblical patterns. This book also contains Holiday patterns just in case you’re making a quilt as a holiday gift.
The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced Blocks for Quilters [Hardcover] By Jinny Beyer
With this book, the author – an expert quilter and writer – shows you various quilt block patterns to inspire your quilting. Beyer gives you over 4,000 different quilt blocks with designs widely ranging from the 1800’s style to contemporary patterns. She includes a diverse collection of motifs for various purposes such as airplanes, the Red Cross, and kaleidoscope blocks. Each block is also named and dated according to when it was first published. This book is also complete with grids that show you how each block is drawn so you can recreate the blocks yourself and do so in any color or size you want. The instructions are clear and easy to follow even for beginners. This book will not just show beautiful quilt blocks; it will show you how to make the blocks yourself too.
120 Patterns for Traditional Patchwork Quilts [Paperback] By Maggie Malone
This book of quilt patterns features 240 pages of engaging and highly informative verbal and visual information on different quilt patterns. The patterns range from classical designs to experimental ones; each pattern is presented with details such as where they came from and when they became popular. This book contains clear and easy to follow instructions for making them. The instructions also include the number of pieces per block, the number of pieces for each quilt and the total of yards needed – all in comprehensive tabulated format. And this isn’t something that’s just for the experts; even beginners can have their share of fun. The projects are also categorized according to their difficulty levels so there’s really something for everyone.
Big Book of Best-Loved Quilt Patterns [Paperback] By Leisure Arts
Make your own camping quilt with some of the most timeless and treasured patterns categorized for easy searching in this very easy-read book. Create quilts with different patterns under categories such as traditional Diamonds and Stars, interesting Picture Blocks, colorful Patchwork Mosaics plus lots more. This book contains 82 patterns plus 11 appliqué patterns. Some of the patterns included are Burgoyne Surrounded and Drunkard’s Path. And if you want to know why these patterns are called as such, you’ll be glad to hear that each pattern in the book is shown in fully colored diagrams with their histories. This book also includes easy-to-follow instructions complete with photographs for each step to save you headaches and help you finish your project faster – and that’s regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned quilter.
Follow-the-Line Quilting Designs, Vol. 2: Full-Size Patterns for Blocks and Borders [Paperback] By Mary M. Covey
If you’re looking for a quilt pattern book that goes in the vein of “Idiot’s Guide” information-wise plus the scissor-cutting fun of an activity book, this one’s the perfect quilting partner. Award winning quilt designer Mary Covey is also a proud owner of a quilt-pattern factory and she shows you some of the easiest ways to get your camping quilt done with Follow-the-Line Quilting Designs. This book features 20 groups of patterns that you just have to trace, put on fabric and then stitch through. Whether you’re making quilts through a sewing machine or by hand, this book will help you create charming quilts. It also shows you how to coordinate the quilt blocks, the borders and the setting triangles. This book dishes out all the instructions in a very clear way which makes it friendly even with the most needle-awkward beginners.