New England CottageContemporary Bedroom, New York
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Consider the user and the climate. Typically, adults prefer heavier quilts, whereas children are comfortable with lightweight ones. When you’re buying a quilt for your child, remember that you’ll be dealing with spills and other messes. It pays to factor in climate. Are you looking for a quilt for very cold nights or just cool weather? Do you need something that is season-specific or something that works for all kinds of weather?
The Single-Layer Bedscape Quilts. One of the most traditional — and richest in history — bed coverings is the quilt. Before fabric was loomed in long sheets, frugal home sewers pieced together scraps of worn clothing and kitchen textiles into two sides of a blanket that sandwiched a warmth layer. Today we use batting for this layer, though in centuries past it could have been any insulating agent, from horsehair to grass.
1. Modern quilts. Originally made as a way to use up the scraps of old clothes and other home textiles that were too worn to otherwise use, quilts became beautiful, functional pieces of art. Today modern quilters are continuing the tradition, with new twists in color and pattern. Quilts are beautiful on beds, stacked in piles or hung on the wall — why not start a collection?