1850 - 1875 "Dutch Tile" Pieced Quilt

Description
This pieced quilt consists of 5-inch blocks in the “Dutch Tile” or “”Diamond in the Square” pattern, set diagonally in 7-inch wide strips. These strips are separated by 7-inch strips of cotton printed in a series of geometric stripes. The fabrics are mainly geometric roller-printed cottons. The lining consists of three lengths of plain-woven ivory cotton. It is quilted 8 stitches per inch. The binding is a ½-inch (finished) straight strip of the same printed cotton used for the long dividing strips; seamed to the front, whipped to the lining. The variety of fabrics utilized contributes to the overall design of this quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 85 in x 77 in; 215.9 cm x 195.58 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17327.000
catalog number
T17327.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
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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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