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Vintage Postage Stamp Quilt of a Thousand Prints, c1930s Feedsack Fabrics - 82" x 69"

Vintage Postage Stamp Quilt of a Thousand Prints, c1930s Feedsack Fabrics - 82" x 69"

Regular price $350.00 USD
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A stunning, rare pattern executed exquisitely - this is a Quilt of a Thousand Prints, also known as a Postage Stamp quilt, created circa 1930 in Ottawa, Kansas, by Grace Connet Young, according to the oral family history given to me. Its tiny 1" squares create a mosaic of color using Depression-era feed sack fabrics and dress prints.

This is a quilt for a collector and enthusiastic quilt lover. The quilt is done in the pattern known as Quilt of a Thousand Prints, a pattern produced in a catalog by Mary McElwain - "Romance of the Village Quilts" in 1936. 


The quilt patches are constructed of 1" square pieces made of printed cotton fabrics in a wide variety of patterns. They are set with black and purple patches, leaving diamond shaped alternate blocks in white that have a floral quilting pattern with quilted grid center. The border of the quilt has black and purple sashing, with a white border.

It is hand quilted at 10 stitches per inch with white thread. The quilting patterns alternate from zig zag across the printed fabrics and Baptist fan quilting along the borders. It is machine pieced. The binding is matching purple fabric, hand finished with rounded corners. The backing is solid white cotton. Cotton batting is lightweight and thin.


The quilt has been carefully hand washed and air dried. Because of some scattered fabric thinning across the patches, I lightly treated some discolorations and stains, noted in the collage photos. There is a yellowed area visible in the bottom right corner of the front of the quilt and left center panel. On the back, there are two pinpoint areas of discoloration, and one quarter-sized stain that remains after washing in the center of the quilt, and a slightly yellow area along bottom edge of the back. Some minor shifting and thinning of the batting is visible from the back. Minor wear noted in various places along the binding.


Exact age unknown. Based on fabrics used and quilting techniques, as well as the family history given about the quilt, I estimate it was made in the late 1930s.


82" x 69" - perfect for a child size bed, or folded on the foot or on a couch as an accent blanket.

Add this quilt to your collection for a beautiful take on a classic pattern.

This is a vintage item with normal wear and tear due to its age. Review photos and descriptions carefully. I have made every effort to accurately describe these items. Message me with any questions you have before making a purchase.

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