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1850-1899 Pieced Wool Quilt

1850-1899 Pieced Wool Quilt

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Five different striped, plaid, and plain blue, rust, and khaki colored wool and wool-cotton fabrics are utilized to construct the 9½-inch blocks for this utilitarian quilt. Four-patch blocks provide a contrast on each corner. One edge has an added cotton strip, apparently a later addition. The quilt is lined with a woven plaid blanket. The initial “E” is embroidered in one corner of the lining. Quilted 5-6 stitches per inch in a 1½-inch diagonal grid pattern.
This pieced wool quilt with a wool blanket lining is an example of a 19th century bed covering specifically made for warmth.
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date made
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United States: Pennsylvania
Physical Description
fabric, wool, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
overall: 74 in x 67 in; 187.96 cm x 170.18 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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