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Title: Quilt
Identifier: T.48.68
Donor: Marion Gaston
Item Date: 1850 1900
Creation Date: 2012
Location: Bradley Musuem

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Description: A pieced quilt top made up of pieces of good dress silk. The top is hand sewn. Each piece is a diamond or parallelogram made up of two equilateral triangles. There are paper patterns left in place on the reverse.

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. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilt
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