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Debrol 05-06-2021 10:07 AM

Identifying an old Quilt
Can someone help me figure out- I can faintly see on the back a print that looks like Dunlop. Iím not sure if this name is correct. I can only see what looks like 3 of the letters, so I filled in rest to what I think it might say. It was given to me by family who got it from some dear friends. I was told that the back of quilt was dyed with walnut hulls. Iím not sure about any of that. I was hoping someone on this forum could help me find out if this name sounds familiar. Did people use to use this type of fabric for quilting. Iím trying to figure out a date when it may have been made. Thanks

Tartan 05-06-2021 11:00 AM

You may be able to research feed sacks . Many companies printed their company name on fabric sacks that were turned into quilts, dresses and underwear.

Debrol 05-06-2021 01:42 PM

I did. I canít find anything. Thanks for your help.

costumegirl 05-06-2021 03:01 PM

You could try to contact Barbara Brackman through her blog : http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/
She is an expert quilt historian. Send her a few pics and description.

Debrol 05-07-2021 03:29 AM

Thank you so much. Iíll definitely try.

ibex94 05-07-2021 04:34 AM

Please post some pictures, here, too!

Debrol 05-07-2021 05:09 AM

Iím not sure how to post pics here.

Debrol 05-07-2021 05:18 AM

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Hereís a picture of it.

Debrol 05-07-2021 05:22 AM

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Hereís a picture of the back. You can faintly see printed letters. Not sure if this is from feed sack or what???

Iceblossom 05-07-2021 05:35 AM

So this is definitely so cool and it is hard to figure out dates. Even some of us modern quilters like to play with dying fabrics with natural materials.

Do you have any idea of what the inner layer/the batting is?

For me this has the feel of a more modern project, not that older fabrics or even blocks couldn't have been used. I'm thinking there is a connection between the circular design and the Dunlop -- look at the company logo and your letters. Dunlop has been around long enough that feedsacks were around at the same time.


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