Friday, April 26, 2013

Another Polyester Crib Quilt

Here's another polyester crib quilt. It came from an eBay seller in Quincy, Illinois, and it is even more wonderful than the auction pictures suggested. I think there's something very modern looking about it, even though the fabrics are dated and the quilt is very much connected to the time it was made.

It is 35" x 47 & 1/2", backed with flannel that is brought to the front for the binding, and is tied with puffy white synthetic, a material similar to the loops I used with potholder looms back in the 1970s.

I now have about a dozen of these polyester crib quilts, and they share a lot of common attributes. Most have all polyester double knit fabrics in the top, and a soft material such as flannel on the back. The patchwork tends toward simplicity, construction is basic, and most are tied. Generally speaking, these quilts are available at bargain prices right now, but I wonder how long that will last. Although more of these quilts may have survived than those of other periods, crib quilts tend to be highly collectible. 

1 comment:

  1. You are right this is quite modern looking --maybe because of the aqua/white/tan color scheme which is popular right now. Those aqua and tan prints would be great made up in quilting cottons!