Monday, July 16, 2018

Beautiful early fabrics and unusual textiles

The Starley Quilt Collection focuses on early quilts and fabrics (as in early to mid 1800s) and special quilts like early 1840s and 1850s signature quilts, fabulous applique featuring birds & blooms, and other interesting textiles.

This gorgeous detail is from a Pennsylvania pieced patchwork pillowcase from the 1830s. An uncommon textile and generally only seen in Pennsylvania.

And this is a piece of chintz fabric bound with woven tape binding from the 1830s. The disocactus fabric was a popular print and it is found on my dated 1842 signature album from New Jersey.

Here's another shot of the fabric and blue and white woven binding.

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