c1840 Chintz. 1/8" binding rolled back to front.
Early Trapunto quilt. Knife edge with cording.
Red and green applique with straight grain binding and rounded corners
Turn of the century with bias binding and rounded corners
Mid 1800s Applied straight grain binding, square corners
Mid century red and green Knife edge and quilted twice
Red and green pieced with straight grain binding and rounded corners
19th Century Bindings
A question arose this morning about how vintage quilts were bound. I decided to photograph and share some of my earliest quilts here. I think you might be surprised at the variety of ways quilt edges were finished. Clearly, there was no one right answer. I'm sure they vary somewhat by date, region, family influence, skill and preference of the maker. I hope you enjoy seeing them. I'll take a look at 20th century quilts another time.
Late 19th century with bias binding, mitered corners, applied by machine.
Anita has a long background rooted in traditional handwork and quiltmaking, which she still enjoys.