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Thread: Vintage Dresden Plate Blocks

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    a regular here Demshine's Avatar
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    Does anyone know the age of these blocks? They were all hand sewn on a piece of muslin.

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    50s, maybe 60s is my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demshine
    Does anyone know the age of these blocks? They were all hand sewn on a piece of muslin.
    This quilt was made in 1960 by my Great Grandmother and Grandmother. Hope this helps you date yours.
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    Some of the fabrics have gold on them, maybe the fabrics are from clothing people wore.

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    maybe someone that has a book on dating fabrics will be able to help you.

    I'm thinking the briter fabrics came in during the later years...so it might actually be late 60s, early 70.

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    The fabrics look like prints from the 50's and early 60's. See if your local library has some of the fabric dating books available now.

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    These prints appear to be later than 60s, probably 70s, even some early/mid 80s.

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimS
    Quote Originally Posted by Demshine
    Does anyone know the age of these blocks? They were all hand sewn on a piece of muslin.
    This quilt was made in 1960 by my Great Grandmother and Grandmother. Hope this helps you date yours.
    My grandmother (I must be quite a bit older than you) used that type of fabric when she made quilts for us - she made them in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. By the fifties, the fabric was a bit more modern; yours looks like something from the 30's - 40's. Maybe they just saved the fabric.

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