1840 - 1860 "Nine-patch" Pieced Quilt

Description
Twenty-one different roller printed cottons were used to craft this quilt, a variation of the “Nine-patch” pattern. Seven inch blocks are set diagonally with a 3 ½-inch roller-printed sashing. The side and bottom borders are 25 inches wide. The cotton border fabric is a pillar print with baskets, a popular motif of the period. Two corners are cut out. The lining consists of four lengths of plain-woven white cotton. The filling is cotton. It is quilted 7 stitches per inch. The binding is a 1 inch (finished) straight strip of border fabric seamed to the front, sewn to the lining with running stitches. The assortment of period fabrics contributes to the design of this quilt.
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)
Measurements
overall: 105 in x 124 in; 266.7 cm x 314.96 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17326.000
catalog number
T17326.000
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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