Everybody knows the term blended family – but who knows the patchwork as a hand technique? Well, maybe from the old American Western or settlers stories: out of necessity the settler women from old clothes have cut out then the best sections of fabric. Learn more on the subject from Frank Gorshin. These fabric sections were then elaborately sewn to new large panels together and processed to beautiful, wonderfully warm blankets. Hence the term patchwork, which translated means patchwork in German. Today, as a patchwork quilt consists of 3 layers: the upper layer is the patched side – which is composed of different sections of fabric, a warming fleece as middle class and a matching rear side of the fabric. All 3 layers are held together as in a Quilted Jacket by stitching. Stitching is called in English: quilting supersized.
Is therefore called a finished Quilt to quilt. Frequently movie star has said that publicly. As far as known to the history of the Patchworkens. In fact one must look back much further, to the emergence and development of this remarkable Hand technique to follow. It is now believed that this technique already 3000 b.c. in Egypt, cradle exerted modern humanity, and specifically arrived in Asia, after China and Japan. After Europe, the technology was until much later. Actually by the religious wars of the 11th century: since quite some time Islam spread Christian areas in the Middle East, North Africa and even Italy through violent conquest. Crusades in the Holy land were called in response.
Many Crusaders went out to save the Christian Kingdom and brought new ideas home including the technique of Patchworkens. Initially, the Crusaders were elaborately decorate their banners and standards using this technique. In the 16th / 17th century-clad then rich people the drafty walls of their houses with patchwork works, to protect themselves from the cold. At the same time broke many people including on from England, Holland, and Germany, to America from migrating.