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The early settlers in America grew cotton as a crop at around the same time as the Indian cotton cloth was being imported, but they were not allowed to weave it.
The exception was weaving for personal use and household.
Sometimes a quilt was so obviously designed for a special occasions – such as Most of the quilts that are available for collecting were made in the 19th and 20th centuries, although it is possible to find an earlier treasure for sale or maybe even in your own attic.
However, unless there is a direct connection to the maker, the dating of quilts is not precise science.
The most important clues to the age of a quilt are the stiches, the fabric and the design used.And I ALWAYS wish the maker had signed and dated her work. (In the quilt business I guess we say anything older than 1840 is REALLY OLD.) One clue to a pre-1860 quilt is the fringed edge.In my book Fringe is another early edge treatment and one that correlates well with a specific period of time. The blue print with the white floral sprig could be an indigo print, a dye used over such a long time period that it offers no clues. It may be colored with the Prussian blue dye process developed about 1815. Prussian When we are dating old quilts we use comparative dating, that is we compare the fabric in question to similar fabrics we have seen before.The fee is usually small and added security is well worth the trouble.
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Cotton fabrics were come to Europe from India (calico was plain cotton fabric, and chintz is hand-printed cotton).