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While it is true that many women were weaving their own fabrics in the early 1800's, the tremendous time and energy needed to produce hand woven goods was generally not put into a luxury such as a quilt.A home weaver would be more likely to weave a blanket or coverlet.In the early 1800's, it was made by overdoing yellow with blue.Later in the century, the process was reversed, overdying blue with yellow.Backings were often of linen, which was considered a utility fabric.Early 1800's quilts were usually large (120 X 120), and often whole cloth quilts, or quilts of whole panels, such as the Tree of Life. Sometimes you would find quilts made of plain blocks (such as a simple Ohio star or nine patch) alternating with a plain block.
Catholic families built hiding places in their mansions that are known today as "priest holes".
The maker was Elizabeth Belling Arundel, a member of one of the leading Catholic families of England, and the chasuble has remained in the possession of the Arundel family from that time.
(Photograph by Jim Pascoe reproduced by kind permission of Lord Talbot of Malahide)." In colonial America, thread and needles were expensive.
Reliable permanent dyes were widely available in the mid 1800's.
However, green was considered fugitive - it often washed out or faded.