My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie

My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie
posted by Sukochi
Sun, Oct 30 2011

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This quilt top is pieced by machine from Kansas Troubles fabric for Moda.  I must now add the backing fabric (muslin) and binding.  It is my belief that during the Civil War era, cotton was at a premium and as such would not have been used as batting for doll quilts.  So, this little quilt will have no batting. Also, I have learned that in the day of the cotton planter, the slaves would take the worst of the cotton from the bolls and pick out as many seeds as they could, in the time they had ,for the cotton to be used as batting in the quilts made for use in the big house and the slave cabins.

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Ira Jane JOhnson wrote re: My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 6:40 PM

It is really cute!! Great job!

Barbara wrote re: My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 7:10 PM

this is wonderful ,I love how you explained aobut the batting. well done ..Barbara

Margaret Weber wrote re: My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 8:53 PM

Cute Doll quilt.

Caryl Anne wrote re: My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie
on Tue, Oct 23 2012 7:20 AM

wonderful doll quilt and great information. I am beginning to see the need to sew with these fabrics. Thanks for the history.

MelodyP MO/KS wrote re: My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie
on Tue, Oct 23 2012 10:31 AM

This darling!  I too had read that they would get the scrap cotton  and spin and tie it together to have enough to weave their own fabric for quilts.  I can't imagine!

Bonita wrote re: My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie
on Tue, Oct 23 2012 12:32 PM

Cute quilt and thanks for the history lesson.

Kris wrote re: My Checkerboard Doll Quilt from the book Great Little Quilts by Eleanor Levie
on Wed, Oct 24 2012 12:54 AM

Cute.

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