1825 - 1840 Striped Pieced Quilt

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Description
This simply designed quilt is pieced of alternating strips of two roller printed plain-woven cottons. The quilt shows evidence of reworking; two outer strips on one side of the quilt have been crudely joined (complete with their original lining and quilting) to the main body of the quilt. It has a cotton filling. The lining consists of five lengths of plain-woven ivory cotton. Quilted in a chevron pattern, 7 stitches per inch. There is no separate binding, the front and lining turned in and sewn with a running stitch. The light and dark contrasting strips create an interesting quilt from the first half of the 19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1825-1840
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 77 in x 73 in; 196 cm x 185 cm
ID Number
TE.T17348.000
catalog number
T17348.000
accession number
321804
Credit Line
Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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