AMISH BABY QUILTS & BLANKETS
Our one of a kind Amish baby quilts and blankets are hand sewn with love. They're perfect for gifts or as a family heirloom. Our handmade Amish baby quilts are made by Lizzie. She is the wife of mother of the Swartzentruber family that we get out baskets from. She cuts the fabric squares that go into the quilts by hand and then pieces them together to create a unique design or type of quilt. The different types of quilts she makes are the bow tie, 3-D square, octagonal, and baby boy sailboat quilt. She sews the pieces together using a push petal sewing machine, since the Amish have no electricity in their homes. She then places batting in the middle and a solid fabric on the back of the quilt. She then makes designs, such as hearts, pretzel rope, interlocking chains, using a template that she places on the front of the quilt and then uses a pencil to mark the designs. These are then sewn, by hand with small stitches to form the imprint. After that is complete, the entire quilt is bound with a border and totally sewn by hand.
A great amount of love, care, and attention to detail is put into each quilt. It takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks to complete a baby quilt.
The crochet and minky baby blankets are handmade by Marsha, the owner of Amish Baskets and Beyond. Each fabric and yarn is carefully selected with great care and attention to detail to ensure that each blanket is pleasing to the eye, as well as the touch. You will be very pleased with these blankets that are made with lots of love for a lifetime of softness and snuggles .