More Antique Fabrics from 9-Patch Quilt Top

My friend, Patty at Petalier, pointed out that the first group of neon type antique prints I posted last week is from the 1890s.  It’s always a bit risky purchasing these very old blocks and tops because the fabric can be in poor condition without showing any obvious signs of damage.  To test the fabric, I have to grab the middle of each piece with both hands and pull as hard as I can in one direction, and then the other.  If it tears, I have to throw it away, and sometimes that makes me very sad.

Amazingly, I haven’t found any rotten fabric pieces in this scrappy top, even though it’s over 100 years old.  That makes me very happy.

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