Saturday, October 25, 2008

1876 centennial cheater fabric

This is the newest piece in my antique fabric collection, the 1876 cheater (pre-printed patchwork) fabric. This is the red version, the madder orange/brown version can be seen on page 75 of Trestain's Dating Fabrics: 1800-1960. I won the fabric in the silent auction at the American Quilt Study Group seminar in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month. It was generously donated by Pat Nickols.
I have a log cabin featuring the orange version which will be shown in my next post. If you click on the photo you can see the dates1776 on the Liberty Bell and 1876 on the Peace shield. The fabric was made in honor of the United States Centennial in 1876.


  1. What a wonderful fabric. Lucky you.

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  3. Can you advise me as to how to find a buyer for my 1876 cheater cloth? Is Ebay a good venue for an item like this? Any guidance on starting price? Thank you! Enjoy your blog!

  4. Jean, You don't have an email with blogger so I can't respond to you. If you click on my profile you can send me an email and I'll respond to you. Reminder to all: don't be a "no-reply blogger"!


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