Saturday, September 1, 2018

Preprinted Patchwork - Cheater Cloth - Faux Patchwork

You may have noticed that I really like preprinted patchwork, aka "cheater cloth." This is fabric that is printed/designed to look as if it has been pieced. It has been around for a long time, since at least the 1830s. Here are a few from the Starley Collection.

One of my all-time favorites is this cat and dog print circa 1880.

Another from that same time period, 1876

And the star with hexagons is also a cheater print from the 1880s.

And this Tumbling Block Star is from the 1830s.

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