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  1. patchwork, patchwork quiltnoun

    a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together


  1. patchwork quiltnoun

    A decorative quilt made of pieces of cloth having diverse sizes, colors, and shapes, sewn together either to form a regular pattern or in a deliberately mismatched fashion without a pattern.


  1. patchwork quilt

    A patchwork quilt is a type of quilt, or bed covering, that is made by sewing together multiple pieces of fabric of various shapes, sizes and colors into a distinct pattern or design. This technique allows for a wide range of creative expression and can result in both simple or complex designs. Once these pieces are sewn together, they are usually sandwiched with a layer of batting and a backing material, then quilted together.


  1. Patchwork quilt

    A patchwork quilt is a quilt in which the top layer consists of pieces of fabric sewn together to form a design. The quilting design does not necessarily follow the patchwork design, and the design of the quilting may play off the patchwork design. Originally, this was to make full use of left-over scraps of fabric, but now fabric is often bought specially for a specific design. Fabrics are now often sold in quarter meters.. Designs can be geometric and formal or imaginative. Patchwork blocks were initially created individually, accumulated over time, by use of scrap and salvaged material. Geometric designs were the most efficient way to aggregate fabric into useful units. Applique, where a piece of fabric is layered on top of the a base or "ground" fabric and then the cut edges are folded under and sewn down, is not limited to simple geometric designs. Early uses of applique in the United States included efforts to expand the effect of expensive, imported European fabrics in early America. The dense printed patterns were cut out, spread apart on a background of plain fabric, allowing the effect of the rare fabric to spread further. Broderie perse is a related techique, were selections of printed fabric are cut out, and sewn in place to produce the effect of a custom printed cloth. Reverse applique involves cutting the ground fabric, and placing another fabric beneath the opening. The raw, cut edges are folded under, and sewn onto the smaller piece of fabric below, creating a new design.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patchwork quilt in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patchwork quilt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Frederica Perera:

    We went from a patchwork quilt of environmental regulations to federal regulations and federal standards for the very reason that you didn't have equal protection of all children.

  2. David Greenberg:

    Training is still a patchwork quilt.

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