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Vintage Zig Zag Quilt in Dress Silks and Fabrics, c1920

Vintage Zig Zag Quilt in Dress Silks and Fabrics, c1920

Regular price $295.00 USD
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A lovely, spring-perfect quilt in unusual fabrics, this is a great collector's piece.


The quilt is in the Zig Zag pattern, in alternating rows of light and dark pastel colors. The fabrics are a highly unusual of printed and solid silk organza, silk crepe, and cotton. Normally used for evening and special event dresses, it is rare to find a quilt made of these with the fabrics mostly intact.

Also notable is the inclusion of three blocks with printed words. These were likely taken from the selvage. The first 1/2 yard of the fabric was often printed with the company's information. These particular pieces were likely taken from "Finished Soft for the Needle". It was produced by the Lonsdale Company of Providence, Rhode Island. See photo at the end of listing for the source material. (Thank you to Barbara Garrett for providing this information and photo.)

Hand quilted in zig zag pattern echoing the blocks in white fabric. Border is cream and green printed silk. Binding is machine finished with tan and brown printed fabric. Backing is solid off-white. Lightweight cotton batting.


Good vintage condition. Not washed; I do NOT recommend washing this, as the fabrics will disintegrate. Some water stains visible on the quilt. Otherwise no major damage. Please see photos.


Exact age unknown. Likely made circa 1920 based on fabrics used. Found in Missouri.


Measures 87" x 80".

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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