Dating antique quilts
Cotton sateen was used extensively in 19th-century scrap quilts, and it was also used to make vintage pastel-colored quilts from 1925 to 1950.
Twill-weave quilts have threads with a diagonal pattern; denim is an example of twill weaving.
Look closely at the stitching throughout the whole quilt.
If the stitches appear a bit unevenly spaced or different in size, the quilt was likely handmade.
Vintage and antique quilts serve as handsome decorating pieces, particularly in older or historical homes.
If you've found or purchased a quilt, you may want to know when or where it was made.
A quilt's weaving pattern, or the way it was sewn, is a clue to age; plain weave is the most common type.
Quilts with either of these patterns may be considered antique.
A quilt's colors may help you identify its general age.
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