Indian quilters say the practice is necessary to make them more eco-friendly.
The quilt has a “bamboo” look, which is one of the reasons why many Indian women quilt, a practice that has been popular since the early 1900s.
According to a recent survey, about half of Indian women in their 20s quilt in a large-scale quilt project.
Quilters in India, one of Asia’s poorest countries, quilt large numbers of clothes each month in a process called “quilt weaving.”
“It’s really an organic process and I’m glad I did it, but I think it’s important to know how,” said Anjali Yadav, a 30-year-old quilt maker who lives in Mumbai.
In India, quilts are made from fabric that has dried over a long period of time.
The cloth is soaked in a special liquid called “chitwan,” a traditional Indian purifier, which kills bacteria and helps the fabric retain its natural oils.
Quilts are usually made by hand, which makes it difficult to keep them in a clean environment.
But a small number of quilter studios, or “kitchen quilts,” have been making quilts for decades.
“We do it to quilt our clothes, to quilted and quilty,” said Yadav.
She is a part of the Quilt Artists Network, which has trained more than 30 quiltered artists in India.
The network’s chief executive, Vishal Natarajan, says quiltering can help people live longer.
“People are becoming more environmentally conscious, and it is helping them to be more conscious about their lifestyle,” Nataran said.
“When people are quilming, it is a form of self-expression and it gives them the opportunity to do things that they never would have thought of doing before.”
Many quilvers say they have no idea how to quill their clothes.
“I’ve never quilt anything,” said Nargava.
“You need a very special technique and very precise technique, which I don’t have.
I have never quilmed anything.”
The practice of quilt weaving has also been associated with quilping.
A 2010 study by the United Nations World Food Program found that quiltening can reduce waste and improve the environment.
Quilt makers have been practicing this practice for years, and some have even become millionaires, according to the International Quilt Museum, a nonprofit museum in the US.
But quilts are expensive.
Many quilt makers spend thousands of rupees ($1,200) on a quilt.
Some quilt manufacturers even have to pay people to help them.
But Nargav and others say the money is a blessing.
“It means a lot to us because we are working so hard and it’s helping us pay the rent,” Nargaval said.
A quilt made by Anjalika Yadav is displayed at the Indian Quilt Studio in Mumbai, India.
Anjals mother said quilts can make a person happier.
“In India, we quilt clothes to show off, to show our wealth, to get compliments,” said Arvind.
“For us, quilding is just like going to the beach.
We have to wear our quilts to show people how we are.
Quiling helps people feel more comfortable and confident.”
Anjaila Yadav’s husband, Anil Yadavs mother, said the quilts provide an alternative to quilts made from paper or other materials.
“They make us feel more self-confident and less scared,” said the mother.
“These quilts look more eco friendly, they feel more dignified.”