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Pieced Quilted Table Cover or Cushion
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Title: Pieced Quilted Table Cover or Cushion
Identifier: 976.5.2
Donor: Mrs. Fanny V. Birdsall
Item Date: 1900-1940
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A hexagonal shaped cover. The face of the cover is made of hexagonal pieces of various coloured printed fabrics. The centre is comprised of a dark red six-pointed star. The cover is backed with red satin.

Quilting is a sewing method done either by hand, by sewing machine, or by Longarm quilting system. The process uses a needle and thread to join two or more layers of material together to make a quilt. Typical quilting is done with three layers, the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material and backing material. The quilter's hand or sewing machine passes the needle and thread through all layers and then brings the needle back up. The process is repeated across the entire piece where quilting is wanted. A straight or running stitch is commonly used and these stitches can be purely functional or decorative and elaborate. Quilting is done on bed spreads, art quilt wall hangings, clothing, and a variety of textile products. _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilt_
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