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Quilts are excellent blankets and can be wonderful for cold winters. They tend to weigh down other covers, allowing them to slot neatly into other bedroom sets in a great way. They go well with nearly any bedroom decor. Due to their eclectic nature they suit a very wide variety of different bedrooms if you array them right.
Quilts make excellent gifts for newborns and their parents. Quilts tend to be durable, and due to the nature of how they are made they are fairly easy to repair as they become more careworn. Most children who have security blankets were given those blankets as quilts when they were newborns.
They make ideal keepsakes for other reasons as well. If it is no longer possible to transport and use a quilt, it's possible to gently deconstruct it, taking individual patches. This makes them perfect for sentimental value.
Quilts aren't always thought of as artistic items, but the truth is that they're gorgeous, heartfelt gifts made with a lot of artistic vision. Anyone struggling to think of a good gift idea this holiday season might do well to consider a quilt.