1840 - 1860 Imitation Patchwork Quilt

Description
Lengths of fabric, printed to imitate patchwork, were used to make this mid-19th century quilt. Cotton was roller-printed in blue, brown, red-brown, and olive drab to make up the pattern for the simulated patchwork also referred to as “cheater cloth.” The quilt is lined with white cotton fabric and is quilted.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
olive drab (printed top fabric color)
white (lining color)
blue (printed top fabric color)
brown (printed top fabric color)
red-brown (printed top fabric color)
Measurements
overall: 104 in x 102 in; 263 cm x 260 cm
place made
unknown
ID Number
TE*T17330
catalog number
T17330
accession number
321804
subject
Quilts
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilting
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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