Help Fight the Winter Blues by Learning Quilting

Feb 28 07:54 2011 Robert W. Benjamin Print This Article

Learn some facts that show you how you can beat the Winter Blues by Learning Quilting

How often have you seen a child running to a window and peering out at the falling snow with a big smile and a pumpkin like face. Most children love snow,Guest Posting and the more the better. I know when I was a child I certainly loved the snow, and for two reasons, if often kept me home from School that day, and it made for a very fun day playing in it. As we grow from children into adults we often stop playing in the snow and having such fun, especially if were males, since we have to act the tough and rugged way instead of showing emotions like a child's joy. Those that are lucky enough to have a playful spouse or children, know that this is a bunch of crap. Joy and having fun, is something we all need to experience, a world without laughter and fun would not be a very nice place for anyone.On them cold winter days if your an adult and you find yourself alone, or with empty time on your hands, why not learn quilting. My Daughter made a really nice quilt a couple years back during the winter months. A quilt or quilting as it's called it usually made from pieces of scrap clothing items you no longer want or need, for instance a shirt that has a rip, could be used to cut into a few quilt squares. Quilt squares or blocks can be whatever size you want, although most folks seem to cut their old clothing or other quilt material into 6x6 or 7x7 inch squares. The squares are then sewed together with other pieces or squares, then when the front of your quilt is complete, which is normally blanket size or larger, you can use what is called quilt bedding for inside filler. Bedding comes in large rolls, and it's like thick rolled up cotton. Once you have the bedding positioned, you can start sewing the back of the quilt onto the completed front piece that you made from the squares, most folks also sew across the main body a few times in different spots to help hold the bedding in place.The above guide is for the absolute easiest type of quilt, that a beginner should generally start learning quilting with. Quilting can be very simple to extremely intricate and difficult, depending upon the size of your squares, and whatever shapes or designs you wish to make. The backing of the quilt is usually made from large pieces of fabric that is chosen for the color schemes or patterns.If you want to get started with quilting, you should browse the internet to get familiar with all the different designs and some ideas for your first project. Most women say that if you can sew, you can do quilting, and if you have never sewn, you can always learn. The next time you find yourself alone or with nothing to do during the cold months, try your hand at quilting, it's a great way to make use of them old clothes that are not used anymore, and it's a great hobby to help fight the winter blues.There is a website that describes numerous activities and other methods to help eliminate the Winter Blues, this website is called: Winter Activities - and it may be found at this url: http://www.winter-activities.comYou may publish this article in your ezine, newsletter or on your web site as long as it is reprinted in its entirety and without modification except for formatting needs or grammar corrections. 

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Robert W. Benjamin
Robert W. Benjamin

Luzerna Solon, has worked in the field of depression and other aspects involving the Winter Blues for a number of years. She has counseled thousands over the years, and has helped them remove the winter blues from their life with simple activities.

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