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Vintage quilt-how old?

Old 09-11-2019, 04:32 PM
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Hi again. Know I just posted the pix of the sewing “stuff” I found at a thrift store. I was wondering if this would be the appropriate thread to post pix of a vintage quilt I just cleaned up and am in love with? A women at a junk shop sold it to me and we had a discussion about its age. She thought it was from the 40’s. My guess is late 50’s. Is anyone good with dating fabric. Whatever vintage, it’s beautiful and feel honored to own it now. It’s staying with me for sure. Anyone? 809854c0-32ec-4dcc-a781-3ff5746e1867.jpgWill upload another pix in the next box
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:36 PM
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6dbbb73b-892e-4b56-9faa-4ab5cc8d391b.jpeg This is another one of the quilt blocks, although they look more like appliqué in a way? Forgive my inexperience.
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image.jpgIt’s all hand sewn/quilted. The batting seems to be cotton. And the material is all cotton from the feel of it. It has that lovely crinkle going on as you can see.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:59 PM
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You would be better off posting this under the "Main" forum. This forum is about anything related to Vintage Sewing Machines. My opinion, and it is only my opinion, I don't think it is that old. I base that on the darker blue fabrics in the quilt. Especially in the last picture, the fabric on the far right which is showing a blue leaf. Also, the contemporary designs are more contemporary than what was considered contemporary in the 50's. And lastly, unless this quilt was only washed a few times, the turquise and dark blue polka dots would be more faded.

Mind you, I am only playing detective, as I am no expert.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:06 PM
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I'm going to guess... and I have zero experience here. I want to say that based on some of the larger fabric designs I'd say late 60's. My neighbor was a seamstress and she made herself clothes with "modern" florals like that. Two of the smaller prints look similar to what I bought to make a quilt back around 1968. But then, looking at the last picture, the tiny turquoise and brown flowers separated by the little stars, have the distinct 50's look to it. Next to it, the blue check with the pink/yellow/pink dots has the 30's look. Bottom line, this is a gorgeous quilt in beautiful shape with a selection of fabric that Is uniquely created with fabrics that may have spanned a couple decades. It says to me that someone lovingly put it together from grandma's sewing basket, the calico counter at the department store and maybe her closet.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:20 PM
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Sorry next time I will post on main. Actually, I thought the same thing. Some of the fabrics looked mid century to me, that 50’s and 60’s, but then others earlier. I really am lucky. Got it for 45 dollars. Grateful that someone took the time and effort to make this beauty. I am sitting on my couch enjoying it now.
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I think you're pretty much on target with the age of the fabrics.
That's a treasure !!! So happy you found it.
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With my limited experience, I'm agreeing with the others as many of these fabrics look similar to what my older sisters (HS Grad '65 and '66) would have used for fashion fabrics, especially that brown paisley. (I still love paisley fabrics!)

Thanks for sharing your charming quilt and welcome to the QB!
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:19 AM
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I agree with mid-60's. Tho there are certainly older fabrics in it too, you have to age according to the youngest fabrics in the quilt. The binding goes on last, and that definitely has a 60's look to it.

Lucky find!
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:24 AM
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I'm going to go along with the others and place it a bit later towards the 60s. As sewbizgirl mentioned, a quilt is only as old as it's most recent fabric, but that does seem to be someone stash project with more than one decade represented.

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