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10 Historical Facts About Quilting

Hey there!

Wow, it’s already Friday. This week passed by so fast I didn’t realize it was Friday until I started writing this post.

Well, today’s post is going to be a little historical. I LOVE history! It’s fascinating, fun, and it gives you lots of subjects to talk about when you are with your friends. That’s why I decided to do a little research about the history of quilting. Most of you probably know some of the facts that I will mention, but it’s OK! I think it’s always good to refresh your memory and keep in mind that what you do is valuable and has an incredible history behind it.

I started reading some books and articles about quilting and I learned so many new things! For example, I learned that quilted garments were popular in the middle ages because knights wore them under their armor for comfort or that quilts were made by hand until sewing machines became popular around the mid 1800’s. I think the history of quilting is simply amazing and beautiful. There are so many things to tell and discover about quilting.

After reading for a couple of hours I decided to put together this infographic to make the historical facts more fun!


Quilt facts


What other facts do you know about quilting? Feel free to share what you know in the comment section!


If you are interested in checking out some of the books and articles I read, here is a list of them:

"HISTORY OF QUILTING." History of Quilting. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 June 2016.

Cooper, Patricia and Bufer, Norma Bradley. THE QUILTERS: WOMEN AND DOMESTIC ART--AN ORAL HISTORY, Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1978.

Hall, Carrie A. and Kretsinger, Rose. THE ROMANCE OF THE PATCHWORK QUILT. Caldwell, Idaho: Bonanza Books, 1935.

Khin, Yvonne,


"Five Quilting Fun Facts I Bet You Didn't Know ⋆ Makobi Scribe." Makobi Scribe. N.p., 2014. Web. 16 June 2016.

Orlofsky, Patsy and Myron. QUILTS IN AMERICA. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974