Saturday, December 5, 2015

Day 5 - PA pillowcase

I was finally able to find a Pennsylvania pillowcase to add to my collection. My friend, Ann Hermes, who literally wrote the book on Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases (you can buy the book and even your own antique PA pillowcase on her etsy store).
PA Pillowcase 17" x 25"
From the etsy listing: "This patchwork pillowcase, dating to ca. 1880 is a rare textile form from Southeastern counties of Pennsylvania. The interesting feature about this pillowcase is that it contains, along with patchwork squares, a piece of cheater fabric, also called printed patchwork, produced by the Cocheco Manufacturing Co. in New Hampshire."

The star fabric is the "cheater print" which means it is printed in the fabric rather than pieced or sewn. I'm a big fan of antique cheater fabrics.

Detail of backing which is also pieced.

Pillowcase backing


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