1840 - 1860 "Nine-patch" Pieced Quilt


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.

Date Made: 1840-1860

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T17326.000Catalog Number: T17326.000Accession Number: 321804

Object Name: quilt

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-f58e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_642512

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