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A curious quilt photo   General Discussion

Started Aug-14 by JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt); 511 views.

I found this listed on my local "Marketplace" page.  I thought this was an interesting object to use to show comparable size of a quilt in a photo.  LOL  (This is listed as a "doll quilt," 34 X 34, made sometime in the 1940s, selling for $26, marked down from $55.)  

Well that might be there to represent the fun you will have with the quilting because that quilt is not even close to being flat. There is a reason some quilts were left as tops and never quilted.


From: judyinohio


Also, it looks to me like a rectangle, not a square, so one of those measurements is not correct.

Well, it wasn't just left as a top.  You can tell in the photo that it wasn't quilted, but it IS tied with some sort of thread or string.  I think it is just two layers, the top and the back (which is not shown, but you can see that it does have a binding).  It doesn't look like it has any batting in it, which is understandable.  The person who listed it said that it was made for her before she was born by a friend of her mother's, and she reckoned that it must have been made sometime between 1940 and 1949.  It could have been made as a baby quilt, but she called it a "doll quilt," so she probably played with it as a little girl.  She said it would probably not stand up to washing, but I think she meant in a washing machine.  It could probably be gently hand-washed, but you never know.  She thought it was made with feed sacks.  She must have a good reason for selling it, or else I do not know why she would be selling such a nice childhood memento.  But sometimes you get to an age where you no longer feel like holding on to such things, so who knows?  

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


Oh those swirls are an optical illusion! like the toilet paper!

Maybe the toilet paper is covering a moth hole?  Or something.....