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Old 01-24-2016, 01:45 PM
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A friend of mine just showed me a quilt that had a realistic spider webs stitched by hand on it. I seem to think that there the webs represent something, but just what I don't know. Does anyone know any info about how these webs came to be on quilts, or the history of it? It seems so odd to me to have a web on a quilt, but I figure must be a reason for its use.
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:52 PM
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Many old crazy quilts with lots of fancy embroidery often had a spiderweb. I don't know if there is a special meaning to it.
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Never heard of that before but it makes sense especially with Crazy quilts.
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I know that there are Christmas ornaments with spider webs. Don't know if it's the same story:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend...ristmas_Spider
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According to Google a spiderweb on a crazy quilt was supposed to give the owner good luck.
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It's not a crazy quilt, but the idea of good luck may just have been the motiviation for putting it on this quilt. Seems that I've seen webs on regular quilts from time to time.
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My MIL said - To ensure a restful night a spiders web was stitched into the bottom hem to stop bad dreams from sneaking under the covers. Quilting was /is still a great way to give ourselves a mental health check and the web caught all our fears-anger - sadness-etc.. and the receiver of the quilt did not inherit are upset feelings. Kind of makes sense
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Originally Posted by Stitchit123 View Post
My MIL said - To ensure a restful night a spiders web was stitched into the bottom hem to stop bad dreams from sneaking under the covers. Quilting was /is still a great way to give ourselves a mental health check and the web caught all our fears-anger - sadness-etc.. and the receiver of the quilt did not inherit are upset feelings. Kind of makes sense

I love this explanation.
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I would sleep better if it was called a "dream catcher". Spider webs are made by spiders, and I wouldn't want one in my bed. :-)
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
According to Google a spiderweb on a crazy quilt was supposed to give the owner good luck.
That is what I have heard too.
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