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Thread: What is the earliest date for a machine quilted quilt

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    Senior Member Pepita's Avatar
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    What is the earliest date for a machine quilted quilt

    I have an old blue and white quilt my Mother told me was very old. It has the muslin that looks like cheese cloth on the back!
    However, it is machine quilted. I took it to my local quilt shop and the lady there said that the fabric looked like maybe the late
    part of the 1800's. I realize that sewing machines came out around 1850's, so it had to be after that.

    I find it so amazing how the sewing machine changed women's lives. Prior to sewing machines children learned to sew by the
    time they were 6 years old. After sewing machines made their way to the home, the spinning and weaving had also became
    mechanized, and women could buy their fabric instead of making it. Of course this was also the beginning of our got to have society.
    I just don't think we can blame the sewing machine for that!
    Thanks for your help,
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    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
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    And some say a loom built and hidden in a barn was the first bang bang bang of the American Revolution... they were rebelling against tax on fabric....
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
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    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Here is some information for you regarding early sewing machines and quilting that I posted last year.

    Sweet Caroline

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