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Thread: Chinners

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    Super Member SandyinZ4's Avatar
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    Just a question for all of you to think about. When we lived in Nebraska some years ago, I was talking to an older lady about quilts. She mentioned that her mother would always sew a plain piece of fabric along the top edge of the quilt that could be removed and washed. She said they called them 'chinners' because it was the part that was touched by hands the most and tucked up under chins. I had never heard of such a thing and thought I would see if any of you had. :-)

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    I thought they were used for beards?

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    I've never heard of them but it make sense...
    In the 1800s and before, ladies had a wide piece of fabric on the hems of their dresses that came in contact with the ground but the good fabric wasn't damaged or soiled.

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    I haven't heard of it before, but I'll have to ask my DM if she has. I come from a long line of quilters, four generations!!

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    This topic was brought up a while ago, turns out there were a number of names for these fabric strips...
    It makes sense, that is what gets soiled first around here :D:D:D

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    sounds like a good idea but my hubby wraps himself in the quilts at night so it would have to be called "litle Polish man wrapper upper" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanneb52
    sounds like a good idea but my hubby wraps himself in the quilts at night so it would have to be called "litle Polish man wrapper upper" LOL
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    This topic was brought up a while ago, turns out there were a number of names for these fabric strips...
    It makes sense, that is what gets soiled first around here :D:D:D
    Do you happen to know a key word so I could look up the previous postings on this board? Thanks! :-)

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    I have heard of them but had completely forgotten until I read your thread.

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    Here is one thread that I read and remembered on this topic

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-26191-1.htm

    I actually had not heard of them before this, but did a bit of research on it when I saw this thread. It was very prevalent in early days as it was easier to take the protector off and was it than washing the entire quilt.

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