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Thread: What type of quilt and date?

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    What type of quilt and date?

    Hi,

    I had this quilt left to me and am trying to learn more about it. I would like to know what type of quilt it is and how I can tell the approximate date? I think it is old but I don't know? Anyone have a guess as to this quilt's value? It is on a queen size bed in the picture.

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    It is a YOYO quilt . Age ? I do not know. I do love it. Does it have a piece of fabric for a backing ?Good luck in your quest for knowledge. Hugs

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    That is a yo-yo quilt. I know my mom was making one in the early fifties, if that tells you anything.

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    Is there quilt batting in it? It will be dated by the newest fabric in it. It may be easier to see the fabric on the other side.

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    It does not have a fabric backing...I can put my finger through the holes in between each small square. Is it supposed to have a fabric backing?

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    It doesn't have to have a bat or backing. Fine the way it is. I bet it weighs a ton! Very nice.

    As for date, quilts are dated by the newest fabric in the quilt. Google dating cotton fabric and see what you find.
    It may take some research.
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    Yo-you quilt. I concur with the rest of the folks. Date goes by newest fabric. My Mom made one of these in the late 50's-60's.

    Good luck! Love the quilt.

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    Yo-you quilt. I concur with the rest of the folks. Date goes by newest fabric. My Mom made one of these in the late 50's-60's. Her's didn't have a backing or batting either. I believe this is the way they were done.

    Good luck! Love the quilt.

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    It probably isn't worth a great deal of money - I had an old quilt appraised - it was worth about $300.00 and was from the late 1800's. To me it is priceless as my grandfather helped piece it when he was a little boy - It was a functional quilt that was used a lot - log cabin with shirtings and even eyelet fabric. Seems like the quilts that are worth a lot of money are like Baltimore Albums, etc. Enjoy your quilt - it is a treasure.

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    If there is a quilt museum or historical society in your area they may be able to help date the quilt. You can check the completed listings on eBay to get a better idea of what they're selling for.

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    I have a finished yo-yo quilt which was made by my aunt back in the early 1930's out of fabrics of the time. I have an unfinished yo-yo quilt, started by my mom at the same time my aunt started hers. Both have passed away. I have all the fabrics/yo-yo's to finish my mom's, but I can't make myself work on it for now. My mom used my aunt's on a double bed, always over a solid color blanket or sheet. They really aren't designed to be sandwiched (at least, I've never seen one sandwiched). I agree with the others, you'd have to date the fabrics used in yours to know more closely when it was made. A treasure no matter what--they're a tremendous amount of work.

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