Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Day 12 (43) Diamond Cheater Prints

Next to novelty fabrics, I really like cheater prints or "pre printed patchwork" or simulated or faux patchwork or fabrics that are printed to look like piecing.
Since at least the early 1800s, quilters have been using these prints (especially as backings) to give the appearance of piecing without all that pesky sewing.

The star with flowers on the right is printed not pieced. 1880s.

Another cheater star - part of a patchwork pillowcase from Pennsylvania. 1880.

And another diamond or tumbling block star, also faux patchwork. It is the backing of a hickory reel quilt. 1830s

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