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Woollen 'Tailor's' Quilt

Date made: late 19th century

Maker: Member of Teare Family

Description: A quilt made from rectangular tailor's samples of woollen suit and tweed fabrics. The predominant colours are dark blue, green, black, brown and grey.

It is backed with a central panel of striped grey, blue and pink woollen fabric with a border of mid-brown woollen fabric on each side. The quilt is roughly hand-quilted in straight lines using grey cotton thread. The edges are bound with grey cotton thread using both blanket and running stitch. It does not contain any filling.

This quilt was made by Mrs Teare, a shopkeeper at Smeale, Andreas, using fabric samples from her son who was a tailor.

Measurements: overall: 180 cm x 160 cm

Materials: tweed, wool

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1993-0072


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