By Helen Kelley
A brief connection with the features of fabrc and layout of quilts from 1600 till the current.
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Extra info for Dating Quilts: From 1600 to the Present
Should I Quilt this Quilt top? Think carefully about your reason for quilting an older top. Generally, an old quilt top does not increas~ in historic value if it is quilted by a contemporary quilter. If your wish is to have a quilt like the old top, you might consider making your own, perhaps of the same pattern and colors. A strong new quilt can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. If the quilt top has been made by a grandparent or parent, and you wish to quilt the top as a link to your heritage, you have a valid reason for adding your stitches to the family history.
Chintz Applique: A 300-year-old technique in which chintz designs are cut out and applied, originally to full bed quilts, and later to quilt blocks. Conversation Prints: 20th-century term for small, fanciful prints of the late-19th century. Cretonne: A furnishing fabric with large designs used for draperies and slipcovers. Unglazed chintz. Crying: The characteristic noise made when metals are bent. When applied to fabrics, this term means a faint cracking or sighing sound sometimes heard when fabric is brittle and old.
31 QUILT SIZES Large Beds. Sometimes 3 to 4 yards wide, requiring quilts i08" x 108" or 144" x 144" 1825-1850 3/4 Beds. e. , and the use of quilts as wall decorations from small to large for home and commercial installations. 32 BORDERS & EDGES 17005 and early 18005 Loomed-tape binding Narrow, straight-grain binding mmDD Three-sided borders mmDD Netting and hand-woven fringe Elaborately quilted borders Piped edges 33 Victorian Lace, Pearls, Ribbons Narrow, bias binding Commercially packaged bias tapes first marketed in 1897 by William E.
Dating Quilts: From 1600 to the Present by Helen Kelley