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39-40-472

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Indiana State Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Indiana Quilt Registry Project

Indiana Quilt Registry Project Number:

TH008

When was the form filled out?

8/14/1987

Who helped you fill out the form?

KMC

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

Terre Haute

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Sawtooth Star

How wide is the quilt?

68.25"

How long is the quilt?

82.25"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe any colors not included in the other color fields:

originally red and pink

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Damage:

Fading

Describe the damage:

Brown/red, green bright, fibers brittle

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Clean

Time period:

1800-1849

Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:

ca 1820

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Alternating with plain squares

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Same block throughout

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Linsey, woolsey(?)

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Width of pieces on the back:

35", 35.25", 81", 79" middle of angle, 45" starts at 4": end at 2" 18" starts at 2" ends at point.

How is the binding made?

Front turned to back

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Wool

How thick is the quilt?

Medium

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Natural

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

5

Can you see any knots on the front or back of the quilt?

yes

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Floral

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Grid/crosshatch

Describe the quilting designs used:

Uneven quilting stitches. Diagonal, hatch floral in all blocks.

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Document enclosed

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Indiana State Museum

Cite this Quilt

Sawtooth Star. 1800-1849. From Indiana State Museum, Indiana Quilt Registry Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=39-40-472. Accessed: 07/24/24