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After the American Revolutionary War, quilters began to make more pieced quilts, and also developed the appliqué technique of Broderie Perse.
Click on the pictures below to see more views of my 18th & 19th Century Antique Quilts.If the stitches are precisely uniform in size and spacing, the quilt was probably machine-stitched.Many antique quilts were made in odd sizes that don't fit modern beds. While the color was called antimony or chrome orange in the nineteenth century, historians and collectors often call the color ‘cheddar’ today. This dye was often made in the home from store-bought powder, however, the high lead content of the dye made it (in retrospect) a dangerous substance with which to work.
During the 1920s, a huge array of solid and calico fabrics was created, celebrating the vibrancy of that decade.