1800 - 1825 Pieced Quilt Top Segment

Description
This quilt top segment is composed of 130 1 ¼-inch squares of printed and plain-woven cottons. This small segment contains a significant sampling of block- androller-printed cottons from the early nineteenth century. Small florals, geometrics, polka-dot, and printed plaids are represented. Block prints have penciled blue. The white dimity squares are in two different weaves. The sewing thread is linen and the pieces connected by overcasting.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1800-1825
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 17 in; 41 cm x 43 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17319.000
catalog number
T17319.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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