There is nothing more beautiful than a patchwork quilt. Whether you buy one for yourself or for others, it is always a prized possession. Patchwork quilting has been around for thousands of years, as archaeologists and historians date it to around 3400 BC. At that time, the Pharaohs of Egypt were known to use quilt patterns in their dressing styles, while the army used the same concept to make armour. The Amish, during the 17th century, elevated this work into a heart-warming art and spread it all over the world. Its popularity has also encouraged many people to use it to generate an income.