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Of 20 fringed quilts in the database [of 1000 date-inscribed quilts] 19 were dated 1860 or earlier, indicating that fringe (especially a white fringe----knitted, knotted, woven or crocheted) is a strong clue to a pre-Civil War quilt. Buff and blue prints were quite popular in the 1840s and 1850s in the U. The blue strip is so unusual I have very few similar fabrics in my memory bank. Double lines in a grid as in the blue floral are indicative of the 19th century, but we knew that any way.
The closeness of the parallel lines in the striped border is a weak clue to the 19th century too.
Many of the colonists used homespun, others used rare and expensive imported Chintz fabrics.
During this time, and into the first quarter of the 19th century, many American colonists were making whole cloth quilts by sewing together repeat lengths of the same fabric, thus giving the illusion of one “whole cloth”.
If you've found or purchased a quilt, you may want to know when or where it was made.
It's tough to accurately date a quilt unless you're an antiques appraiser, but by looking for a few clues, you can deduce its general age.
Olde America Antiques is a fine art printing company that produces high-quality quilt blocks for quilters.
National Park Quilts is a separate web site we have developed with information and articles about our national park quilt category.