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These quilts were produced starting in the mid 80’s so they are starting to show up at estate sales across the country.People who buy up estates assume that if a quilt has hand stitching and is found at an estate sale it must be old.to make a knife-edge the batting is trimmed smaller than the top and backing.the top and backing fabric are folded under and sewn together, encasing the batting and forming the knife-edge.“This quilt was in her house in, an antique cedar chest so that proves it was made by her and is antique”. My house was built in 1884, does that make all the contents of my house antiques? I have a collection of clocks; one is a french clock from the early 18th century, does that make all my clocks french antiques? So for quilts you have to look at them apart from any assumptions and evaluate the fabric, the workmanship, the colors, the pattern and the quilting, and then decide if you can believe that it is a true antique.I took a quick tour of an on-line auction site today and below are some of the many many “fakes” out there and a discussion of what to look for.It is very easy to put together as it is a basic nine patch.Make and use strip sets to make the block more quickly.
There are many quilts out there that are reproduction quilts.
Step 5c: Stitch each row Press the seam between rows downward. This Single Irish Chain quilt pattern is oh so easy to make!
Beginner and experienced quilters alike, have fun making this lovely design. Choose another color scheme and really make it your own!
For the steps below, refer to the above Irish Chain Quilt Pattern Quilt Assembly Diagram. Layout the 6 1/2 inch Irish chain quilt blocks and plain 6 1/2 inch squares as shown in the Quilt Assembly Diagram. May I suggest a straight line quilting pattern of diagonal lines, first going from left to right and then going from right to left of the quilt. Or, if you know how to free-motion quilt go for it!
Start by laying out a single Irish chain block and then a plain square, alternating the blocks within each row and between rows. Press seams of Row 1 to the right and press the seams of each successive row in the opposite direction of the previous row. Backing: Purchase and use 3 yards of 108 inch wide backing fabric. Put the Irish chain quilt pattern quilt sandwich together by layering it in this order: the backing, batting and quilt top. Binding Fabric: 3/4 yard fabric From the 3/4 yard of fabric cut 9 (2 1/2 x WOF) strips, trim selvages and join to make a single long binding strip.
Leigh at Heart Cottage Quilts has done a fantastic article about reproduction quilts.