Plain & Simple Quilts

Whole Cloth Quilt Tops

 

Accurately marking a whole cloth quilt is not for the faint-hearted.  There are no colors and patterns to conceal errors as with a pieced project.  The quilting must stand on it's own merit on a whole cloth quilt. An improperly marked whole cloth will not achieve a balanced design, and all of the minor errors will be painfully obvious. For this reason, in addition to the tops featured below, we also offer whole cloth tops that are already marked and ready for quilting. Our whole cloth tops are marked with a proper quilting pencil, not the water-soluble markings of commercially prepared tops which are humidity sensitive, and all the markings on the top can disappear overnight, a devastating scenario but unfortunately, not uncommon.

Pre-marked or Pre-stenciled designs on a solid piece of fabric offer the devoted quilter the perfect opportunity to create a hand quilting masterpiece that is absolutely elegant in its simplicity. Actually, pre-marked quilt tops are a great canvas for the beginning quilter as well--no paths or seam junctures to obscure your concentration on 'perfecting your quilting skills'; you are free to focus on the art itself without any clutter or distractions.

Our pre-marked whole guilt tops are not the typical factory-stamped designs on inferior, low thread-count muslin. They are marked with proper quilt pencils, not the water soluable markings of commercially produced tops which are humidity and heat sensitive, something which the heat will permanently set the marks. Each of our whole cloth quilts tops is individually hand-marked by an Amish woman who exclusively marks whole quilt tops. Barbara is an artist in design, only rarely using stencils on the borders. Since the muslin is Barbara's canvas, every top is a unique, one of a kind creation. Her workmanship is exceptional, you will be amazed and delighted with your purchase.

While Barbara marks it strict accordance with the 'two-inch rule,' her marking is not overdone or excessive. You will not expend over a thousand yards of thread, or spend years finishing your quilt. And if you want to add narrower cross-hatching for more quilting and definition, it's as simple as taking a quilt marking pencil and a yardstick; all the hard work of keeping the design symmetrical has been done for you by an expert.

Anyone who has ever attempted to mark a whole qult top knows what an immense undertaking it is. There are no colors or patterns to conceal errors as with a pieced project. The quilting must stand on its own merit with a whole cloth quilt. An improperly marked whole cloth will not achieve a balanced design, and all the minor marking errors will be painfully obvious. This is definitely a job that should be left to the experts.

Our pre-marked whole quilt tops are accomplished on quality muslin, and you can purchase your backing fabric and binding strips cut from the same bolt as the top, so you don't encounter a problem finding even a close match for your quilt top.

Whole cloth tops are available in crisp white or ivory (off-white), in any size you might require from crib through king size. We can also provide colors (rose, light blue, lavender, fuchsia, burgundy, dark purple, navy, dark green, peach, and black) up to 90 inches wide. We are not providing photographs of the whole cloth quilts because the marking is not distinct enough for the camera to pick it up.

Please expect a 3 week turn-around time if you are ordering a whole cloth that is not featured here. Colored tops will require a month to complete.

 

Whole Cloth Quilt Tops - Crib Size*

Crib size juvenile whole cloth quilt tops are accomplished on a high quality, 100% cotton, ivory muslin, but stark white is also available.  Price is $60.00 for the top.  Kit price is $75.00 (includes backing cut from the same bolt as top, unbonded polyester batting, and a spool of quilting thread).  Cotton batting may be substituted for a nominal additional charge. 

Crib quilts are available in whole cloth and have the following designs as a center motif:  

Bambi

Top Price:  $70.00

Kit Price:  $85.00

Size: 45" x 60"

Baby with Animals

 Chipmunks, squirrel,  and birds,

Baby in the clouds

 (Baby has angel wings)

Sarah & Kitten 

A little girl with a kitten

Teddy Bear 

with Balloons.

 

 

Whole Cloth Quilt Tops - Bed Size*

Pattern:  Feathered Heart (off-white whole cloth)

Pattern Id: CLDG-TWC12Q  

Size: 96" x 112"

Top: $160.00 (w/marking)

Kit: $220.00

Center Motif: Large feathered heart with smaller heart inside

Border:  Large scrolling feather

Edge:  Scalloped

All over cross-hatching to border

Pattern:  Center Medallion Rose (off-white whole cloth)

Pattern Id: CLDG-TWC13Q

Size: 98" x 112"

Top: $160.00 (w/Marking)

Kit: $220.00

Center Motif: large feathered oval with roses inside

Border: vining roses

Edge: Scalloped

All over cross-hatching to border

 

Pattern:  Heart & Rose Feather (off-white whole cloth)

Pattern Id: CLDG-TWC22Q

Size: 99" x 116"

Top: $160.00 (w/Marking)

Kit: $220.00

Center Motif: cluster of multiple feathered hearts

Border: scrolling feather with roses and hearts

Edge: Scalloped

All over cross-hatching to border

 

Pattern:  Doves in Feathered Heart (off-white whole cloth)

Pattern Id: CLDG-TWC23Q

Size: 99" x 116"

Top: $160.00 (w/Marking)

Kit: $220.00

Center Motif: large feathered heart with flying doves inside

Border: feathers entwined with rope

Edge: Straight

All over cross-hatching to border

 

Pattern: Double Wedding Ring

Pattern Id: CLDG-TWC25Q

Size: Full or Queen

 

Top: $140.00 (w/Marking) full and $160.00 Queen

Kit: $200.00 Full and    $220.00 Queen

 

Motif Double wedding ring pattern all over

 

Medallion Rose (unbleached muslin cream color

Pattern Id: CLDG-TWC24Q

Size: 101" x 111"

Top: $160.00 (w/Marking)

Kit: $220.00

Center Motif: large feathered oval with roses inside

Border: vining roses

Edge: Scalloped

All over cross-hatching to border

 

*Since there is only a piece of cloth to display and the markings don't photograph well, no images are presented here.

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