Many of the colonists used homespun, others used rare and expensive imported Chintz fabrics.
After the American Revolutionary War, quilters began to make more pieced quilts, and also developed the appliqué technique of Broderie Perse.
If you've found or purchased a quilt, you may want to know when or where it was made.
It's tough to accurately date a quilt unless you're an antiques appraiser, but by looking for a few clues, you can deduce its general age.
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