Sheets and Quilts are now very much wanted. The latter should be seven feet long, four and a half feet wide and may be made of old calico or delaine, with cotton quilted firmly between, so that it will not lose its place on being washed. As the war progressed far longer than anyone on either side had imagined it became more and more difficult to supply bedding both for soldiers in the field and their hospital cots. The challenge was even greater for women in the South as fabric of any kind became extremely scarce. This pattern is an easy cot quilt pattern that could be made quickly as the need was urgent.
Free Pattern for a Civil War Soldier's Cot Quilt
Free Pattern for a Soldier's Field or Hospital Cot Quilt
I agree that this Drunkard's Path quilt dates post-Civil War and, thus, could not have been hidden in a hollow log during the Civil War. Family stories about quilts, like this one, should be recorded, but for accurate history it is crucial to do more research and examination to see if the family story is plausible. As Barbara states, "now we know more about dating quilts by fabric, style and pattern," than in when talented Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff , of Montgomery, AL, wrote Mississippi Quilts. Thank you to Barbara Brackman and other quilt historians who share their expertise through blogs, publications and exhibits. Mary Lohrenz Jackson, Mississippi. Nice post. It is really interesting.
With classic quilt blocks like those for Underground Railroad quilts, Ohio Star patterns and more, Civil War quilts make quilting simple. This FREE eBook provides simple instructions for five patterns inspired by Civil War quilts and blocks, as well as help to put it all together into one Civil War quilt. With this collection of powerful quilt blocks, the emotion is there in every stitch you make. A great quilt to make using fat quarters, this quilt features 20 Evening Star blocks. Using simple and repetitive quilt blocks in larger patterns like this makes quilting easy and quick.
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