1825 - 1850 Nine-patch Pieced Quilt


This quilt, pieced in a modified Nine-patch pattern, displays a multitude of fabric examples mainly from the 1820s and 1830s. Thirty roller-printed cottons, 5 block-printed cottons, and 16 woven fabrics (stripes, checks, and plaids) were used to make the 6-inch square pieced blocks that alternate with 6-inch squares of printed cottons. The quilt is lined and bound with a plain-weave white cotton fabric. It is quilted, 8 stitches per inch. The variety of fabrics that were used makes this quilt an especially interesting example of early 19th-century textile design and printing.

Date Made: 1825-1850

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Joseph B. Tucker

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T15385Catalog Number: T15385Accession Number: 293793

Object Name: quilt

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)thread, cotton (overall material)filling, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 95 in x 85 in; 241 cm x 216 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c82d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556496

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