1825 - 1850 Pieced Quilt

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Two different roller-printed cotton fabrics were used to piece this quilt. One fabric for the 8-inch squares set diagonally, and the other for the 3 ½-inch sashing and border (3 ½-inch top, 5-inch side and bottom). The lining is 3 lengths of plain-woven cotton; “MW 6” and “MW 7” are cross-stitched in brown on two of the lengths. Also, “G. W. Singer” is inscribed in blue ink on the lining. The quilt is cotton filled and quilted 6 stitches per inch. No separate binding, the front and lining are turned in and sewn with a running stitch. Unfortunately, little is known about this quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
subject
Quilting
National Museum of American History
unknown
Credit Line
Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 94 in x 107 in; 239 cm x 272 cm
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place made
United States
1825-1850
Object Name
quilt
ID Number
TE.T17344.000
catalog number
T17344.000
accession number
321804