When someone says “quilt” you think… what? Grandma. Farmhouse décor. Something from 1826. Babies.
Not anymore. With home décor trends like Cottagecore and Cluttercore, quilts fit right in there. And this holiday season may be the Season of the Quilt. Because quilting ain’t for grannies any longer.
Gotham Quilts is the place for modern quilters. And they’re here to help us make quilting a completely fab experience with these tips.
Do buy quality fabrics or materials! This will elevate your decor from simply being homemade to being a personalized treasure. It will also add to the longevity of what you create, making it something you can cherish for years to come.
Crack Wisedom: Great. We were going to use a collage of old underwear.
Don’t be afraid to ask an expert! If you’re wanting to make something special and cozy for the holidays but aren’t quite sure where to start, there’s no shame in seeking out help to make sure you get on the right track.
Crack Wisedom: Do I have to wear Depends to quilt?
Do start thinking now of what you may want to include in your space. Embarking on crafting a piece for your home, especially something like a quilt, will take time. It’s good to start thinking now of what you may like as far as color, texture, and how you want to feature what you make. From there you can figure out a solid plan before beginning to make the piece!
Crack Wisedom: Would it be inappropriate to quilt a giant ween?
Don’t take on too much. Sometimes our eyes can be a bit bigger than our stomachs -- when considering what you’d like to make, also weigh the time and attention needed to make that piece. If you don’t feel confident that it can be done in the amount of time you have, try considering an alternative that you know you can accomplish and feel good about displaying in your home.
Crack Wisedom: One square of a quilt blanket is all then!
Gotham Quilts has virtual classes and events to help you live your best quilt life.
The cracked Crack Wise Staff-- warriors of the Funformation Movement.