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Vintage 1890s White House Steps Quilt Antique Vintage Rescue Queen Double Size Bed Historical Quilted Log Cabin Quilt Handmade Vintage Quilt

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The White House Steps quilt you see here, was made sometime around the 1890's...it is a block variation of the traditional Log Cabin quilts and first made a wide-spread appearance in the United States in the 1860s during the time of the Civil War. In traditional Log Cabin blocks, one half is made of dark fabrics and the other half light. A red center symbolized the hearth of home, and a yellow center represented a welcoming light in the window. Anecdotal evidence, based on oral folklore, suggests that during the Civil War, a Log Cabin quilt with a black center hanging on a clothesline was meant to signal a stop for the Underground Railroad.

The Ladies Art Company first published its pattern #221, in 1895. It's a straightforward Log Cabin with three rows that look like concentric squares. Here's a look at the pattern from the catalogue, published in 1895: http://www.quiltindex.org/ephemera_full_display.php?kid=1E-A3-17D

A piece of American history and heritage. This beautiful antique beauty would lay nicely over a Queen or full size bed, although it would cover from head to foot of bed with no drape on the end, unless you pulled it down a bit from the top (see the size and details below).

This quilt has nearly 300 individual pieces of fabric of various types including predominately cottons, but there are some silk type fabrics. I'm not an expert at identifying types of fabrics, but some of what I see here are definitely not cotton. The fabrics used are from the 1890's period, but everything is in fairly strong condition with a view areas of disintegration but no loose seams, and there is some staining on some fabric pieces, but it's to be expected. The stains are mostly age related but you can see some of the pieces had been stained before the quilt was made, so our maker was being very frugal and using what she had in her White House Steps Quilt! It did not lay completely flat when I started working with it, and I had to pull in some areas to ease the quilt to lay flat, and then it laid down nicely during quilting. This quilt was nicely constructed given the methods and the time.

This quilt absolutely blew me away when I was finishing it up and seeing it completed for the first time! A real vintage American beauty with lots of character and charm. You will not be disappointed!

STORY OF VINTAGE RESCUE QUILTS
Following my love of Vintage Quilts and Quilt History, I find and source unfinished vintage quilt tops from various sources. I then make any repairs needed to the quilt top, including mending loose seams, replacing disintegrated fabrics, and attending to stains that may be treated. I then pair the quilt with a modern fabric backing and batting and quilt it using my longarm quilting machine. I use no computers on my longarm and everything is done manually. In the end, these unfinished quilts from long ago are transformed into quilts that are totally amazing, stunning, and well, beautiful! Sometimes I'm so struck by a quilt's transformation! It is an honor to bring these beauties into the future and finally give them the ability to be used and loved!

DETAILS

❀ Measures approximately 79 x 79 inches (200.7 cm)
❀ Would cover a queen or double size bed, although it would JUST fit the length
❀ seems to be cotton fabrics, although a couple pieces might be a blend, or silk as discussed above
❀ batting I used is a blend of bamboo, silk, cotton and botanical tencel
❀ Vintage AS IS with some stains present. Some of the fabrics were stained before the quilting, as is typical in early American Quilts of this period.

QUILT CARE

❀ wash cold, gentle cycle, mild soap. Lay flat or hang to dry. Do not hang in direct sunlight to dry.


PAYMENT & SHIPPING

❀ Please ask about payment plans to make a quilt purchase easy for any budget

❀ Flat rate shipping is initially charged and if there is an overage you will be reimbursed


KEEP SHOPPING
Return to my main shop page here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/btaylorquilts

➜➜➜➜➜➜ More Vintage Rescue Quilt can be seen here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/btaylorquilts?section_id=17587664


❀ In memory of my Mother & Father, a portion of my profits go to the Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice

DONATION IN MEMORIAM

➜➜➜Visit me also at BtaylorQuilts.com
➜➜ Instagram @BtaylorQuilts
➜ Blogging at http://artandcraftlife.blogspot.com

ALSO NOTE

Btaylorquilts cannot accept returns of bedding items or custom made items (i.e., quilts or pillow shams, including throw sized quilts).
The White House Steps quilt you see here, was made sometime around the 1890's...it is a block variation of the traditional Log Cabin quilts and first made a wide-spread appearance in the United States in the 1860s during the time of the Civil War. In traditional Log Cabin blocks, one half is made of dark fabrics and the other half light. A red center symbolized the hearth of home, and a yellow center represented a welcoming light in the window. Anecdotal evidence, based on oral folklore, suggests that during the Civil War, a Log Cabin quilt with a black center hanging on a clothesline was meant to signal a stop for the Underground Railroad.

The Ladies Art Company first published its pattern #221, in 1895. It's a straightforward Log Cabin with three rows that look like concentric squares. Here's a look at the pattern from the catalogue, published in 1895: http://www.quiltindex.org/ephemera_full_display.php?kid=1E-A3-17D

A piece of American history and heritage. This beautiful antique beauty would lay nicely over a Queen or full size bed, although it would cover from head to foot of bed with no drape on the end, unless you pulled it down a bit from the top (see the size and details below).

This quilt has nearly 300 individual pieces of fabric of various types including predominately cottons, but there are some silk type fabrics. I'm not an expert at identifying types of fabrics, but some of what I see here are definitely not cotton. The fabrics used are from the 1890's period, but everything is in fairly strong condition with a view areas of disintegration but no loose seams, and there is some staining on some fabric pieces, but it's to be expected. The stains are mostly age related but you can see some of the pieces had been stained before the quilt was made, so our maker was being very frugal and using what she had in her White House Steps Quilt! It did not lay completely flat when I started working with it, and I had to pull in some areas to ease the quilt to lay flat, and then it laid down nicely during quilting. This quilt was nicely constructed given the methods and the time.

This quilt absolutely blew me away when I was finishing it up and seeing it completed for the first time! A real vintage American beauty with lots of character and charm. You will not be disappointed!

STORY OF VINTAGE RESCUE QUILTS
Following my love of Vintage Quilts and Quilt History, I find and source unfinished vintage quilt tops from various sources. I then make any repairs needed to the quilt top, including mending loose seams, replacing disintegrated fabrics, and attending to stains that may be treated. I then pair the quilt with a modern fabric backing and batting and quilt it using my longarm quilting machine. I use no computers on my longarm and everything is done manually. In the end, these unfinished quilts from long ago are transformed into quilts that are totally amazing, stunning, and well, beautiful! Sometimes I'm so struck by a quilt's transformation! It is an honor to bring these beauties into the future and finally give them the ability to be used and loved!

DETAILS

❀ Measures approximately 79 x 79 inches (200.7 cm)
❀ Would cover a queen or double size bed, although it would JUST fit the length
❀ seems to be cotton fabrics, although a couple pieces might be a blend, or silk as discussed above
❀ batting I used is a blend of bamboo, silk, cotton and botanical tencel
❀ Vintage AS IS with some stains present. Some of the fabrics were stained before the quilting, as is typical in early American Quilts of this period.

QUILT CARE

❀ wash cold, gentle cycle, mild soap. Lay flat or hang to dry. Do not hang in direct sunlight to dry.


PAYMENT & SHIPPING

❀ Please ask about payment plans to make a quilt purchase easy for any budget

❀ Flat rate shipping is initially charged and if there is an overage you will be reimbursed


KEEP SHOPPING
Return to my main shop page here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/btaylorquilts

➜➜➜➜➜➜ More Vintage Rescue Quilt can be seen here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/btaylorquilts?section_id=17587664


❀ In memory of my Mother & Father, a portion of my profits go to the Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice

DONATION IN MEMORIAM

➜➜➜Visit me also at BtaylorQuilts.com
➜➜ Instagram @BtaylorQuilts
➜ Blogging at http://artandcraftlife.blogspot.com

ALSO NOTE

Btaylorquilts cannot accept returns of bedding items or custom made items (i.e., quilts or pillow shams, including throw sized quilts).

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(1,152)
Reviewed by Utem
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 9, 2018
This quilt is just divine!
The quilting, the colors, the beautiful matched back is just
Exquisite! Love, love, ❤️!
The rustic linen brings me back to my childhood summers!
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Reviewed by Cristina
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 29, 2018
Pure and enchanting in its balanced perfection: I am always so pleased with Briana's artwork. As a returning customer I can testify how intense is the quality of her work. Her quilts are a pleasure to contemplate, they wash beautifully and bring an exquisite breeze of joy inside my home. Thank you so much.
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Reviewed by Nancy Dahl
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 18, 2018
Awesome, responsive and beautiful Quilt. I sneak looked at this quilt for 3years... so excited to have it in our home!!!
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Returns and exchange details
BtaylorQuilts cannot accept returns on any bedding item (i.e., quilts of any kind, and pillow shams), or custom made items.

If you are not happy with any other item that you've received you may return it (WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS) for a full refund, minus shipping charges. (Ten Business days means you must have the item placed back in the mail to me within ten days and supply a tracking number). A tracking number is required and must be emailed to me for all returns.

Shipping policies

I ship using USPS first class mail, unless otherwise stated in each listing. If you have purchased a quilt or an item valued over $50, I ship Priority Mail, and Insured for the full cost of the item being shipped.

International Customers:

I WILL NOT FALSIFY CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS. Please do not ask or expect me to. I will NOT mark an item as a gift on the customs form. Merchandise ordered from me to be shipped internationally is subject to the customs fees in your country. If you are not willing to pay those fees, please do not purchase! For further reading on U.S. Customs Codes, please refer to and read 19 USC § 1592 - PENALTIES FOR FRAUD, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, AND NEGLIGENCE:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2010-title19/pdf/USCODE-2010-title19-chap4-subtitleIII-partV-sec1592.pdf

And Etsy's blog article about it here:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/shipping-how-to-custom-forms-duties-and-taxes/

Additional policies

I love custom orders, please convo me with any questions or for references!

Vintage 1890s White House Steps Quilt Antique Vintage Rescue Queen Double Size Bed Historical Quilted Log Cabin Quilt Handmade Vintage Quilt

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Length: 79 Inches
  • Width: 79 Inches
  • Materials: cotton fabrics, cotton thread, vintage quilt top, vintage quilt, bamboo silk tencel cotton blend batting, Silk type fabrics
  • Feedback: 1152 reviews
  • Favorited by: 31 people
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