Utility Quilt – A plain, basic practical use quilt that is made without fancy materials. It is meant for warmth and for your everyday bedding.
~ AccuQuilt Web Site
I think of utility quilts as those that are intended to get used up. Quilts you take to the beach or use for a picnic, the kind you change messy diapers on, these are utility quilts to me.
Daughter #3 has one of these. Last night she sent me pictures of it getting used.
I made this quilt in 2013 and it was supposed to be a Quilt of Valor. But when I washed it, the backing fabric bled to the front. Ugh! I was bummed, but also very glad that I washed it and did not give a bleeding quit to one of our veterans! I tried using a color remover to remove the excess dye.
Do not do this!
This is what happened:
And it is still being used. Last night, it went to the fireworks.
I guess I’ll call that a win.