The red and white reproduction T quilt is done just in time for the festivities of the season. It’s small, measuring at 50 x 75”, the perfect size for my dining room table. I have many bed coverings and at this time I do not need another, so I decided to make this quilt a bright addition to my newly renovated dining room.
Over the past few months I have talked a lot about the original fabrics as well as my modern choices, but I have not yet written about the batting that I chose for my reproduction. When I first decided to begin this project, I knew I wanted to keep the integrity of the original quilt, which in this case meant a well-worn drape. After some research, I decided on Quilters Dream Cotton.
Quilters Dream Cotton is an amazing quilt batt. It is oh-so soft, has no scrim, glue or binders, and it is needle punched. I chose the “Request” batting because it is a lighter weight with an beautiful drape to it. Perfect for a reproduction quilt.
Between the batting and the fabulous backing fabric, hand quilting this piece was effortless. I have to say, out of all the quilts I have made over the years, this one was by far the most enjoyable to work on simply because of the quality supplies I choose.
The Quilters Dream Cotton in a twin size was $21.95, which was a bit more than I normally pay for batting, but it was worth every penny. I was so impressed with this product that I am going to start using Quilters Dream Cotton exclusivity. Best of all… its made right here in the USA!
Something magical happened the day I first saw this antique quilt in the Hayes cabin at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. It stirred something inside of me that I couldn’t just set aside and forget about. It was as if this quilt wanted to be remade. It wanted its story to be told, it wanted to be seen again and I was the vehicle to make this occur. I really don’t know how this happens, its one of the great mysteries of life, but I do know that the original T quilt touch a place inside of me and stirred up emotions so strong that I had to pay attention, there was no letting it go. I’m glad I listened.
Thank you for following my progress on this quilt and sharing my journey with me.