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In my book Fringe is another early edge treatment and one that correlates well with a specific period of time. The blue print with the white floral sprig could be an indigo print, a dye used over such a long time period that it offers no clues. It may be colored with the Prussian blue dye process developed about 1815. Prussian When we are dating old quilts we use comparative dating, that is we compare the fabric in question to similar fabrics we have seen before.

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The decor of the time held room for both national and patriotic images as well as romantic and exotic motifs.

The desire for variety and budgetary considerations made transferware popular -- this china printed with colorful scenes was not as expensive as hand-painted china.

A popular pattern from the transferware genre was American Marine, a design in brown made simultaneously by George L.

Ashworth Brothers of Straffordshire, England, and Frances Morley, both in cooperation with Charles Masons.

Seeing and touching quilts like these always makes me hold my breath while I try to absorb as much of it as I can. Several clues made her think this quilt was really old.

And I ALWAYS wish the maker had signed and dated her work. (In the quilt business I guess we say anything older than 1840 is REALLY OLD.) One clue to a pre-1860 quilt is the fringed edge.

The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. - 8 Reproduction Quilt Projects - Historic Notes & Photographs - Dating Your Quilts - Print on Demand Edition. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact ct publishing. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages.

The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact ct publishing.

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