American Antique Quilt Tops
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About American Antique Quilt Tops
Betsey has chosen antique quilts tops to offer you based on condition, quality, graphics, and color. Antique quilt tops are wonderful used as tablecloths, or folded in a display area.

If you would rather have a finished quilt from your top, you can either complete one yourself or have us custom quilt it for you. Either way, purchasing a quilt top is a great way to own a fabulous piece of textile art!

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QT200 Lavender & White Hawaiian Style Applique Quilt Top
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QT200 Lavender & White Hawaiian Style Applique Quilt Top
c.1920
72 x 80 (182.9 x 203.2 cm)
$375

A gorgeous quilt top in beautiful solid lavender and white cottons. Reminiscent of Hawaiian hand appliqued quilts this beauty has a lovely finished edge. The lavender appliques, sashing and border are all hand stitched down onto the fine white muslin using very tiny, even stitches - almost invisible. The center medallion applique measures 46 inches in diameter! What a beautiful quilt this would make. It just needs your clever hand to finish it.
QT374 Tumbling Blocks Quilt Top
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QT374 Tumbling Blocks Quilt Top
c.1870
88 x 96 (223.5 x 243.8 cm)
$425

A great Tumbling Blocks quilt top in a large size! Each tumbling block is comprised of three diamond shapes approximately 3 inches per side. Entirely hand pieced in nice, even stitches that remain strong. This quilt top has never been used, either as a tied quilt or a tablecloth, as it is in perfect unwashed condition. These are wonderful cottons in a variety of fabric patterns from c.1870 and earlier. Just perfect for the lover of early fabrics and the Tumbling Blocks pattern. What a terrific quilt this would make - it just needs your clever hand to finish it.
QT278 Bars & Blocks Quilt Top
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QT278 Bars & Blocks Quilt Top
c.1925 with earlier fabrics
66 x 80 (167.6 x 203.2 cm)
$325

This graphic Bars and Blocks quilt contains fabrics from c.1880 and to c.1925. What a collection and so much fun - someone had a wonderful variety in their scrap bag of fabrics. Both hand and treadle machine pieced it is crisp and ready to be finished!
QT809 Wool Ohio Stars Quilt Top
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QT809 Wool Ohio Stars Quilt Top
c.1920
49 x 83 (124.5 x 210.8 cm)
$425

A multitude of gorgeous wools were used in the creation of this fabulous Ohio Stars quilt top. The wonderful palette makes for a stunning presentation. Treadle machine pieced blocks measure 15½ x 16 inches. The edges have been turned and topstitched down to give it a finished look. This vibrant top can be used as is or finished into a quilt with your own inspired quilting if so desired.
QT444 Multiple Stars Quilt Top
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QT444 Multiple Stars Quilt Top
c.1880
88 x 89 (223.5 x 226.1 cm)
Was $425 Now $400

A very beautiful pieced star quilt top in calicoes of over dyed green, madder red, and red with double pink. The overall effect is a graphically stunning red and green quilt top. Hand and treadle machine stitched quilt blocks measure 26¾ x 26¾ with 1¾ inch sashing between. The 2 inch outside border has been chewed in places, however if removed from the rest of the top has enough fabric for use as a narrow binding. There are a few seams to restitch and a ¼ inch hole in one green diamond. The top has been washed previously as the fabric is soft. Visible storage discoloration should come out with washing after quilting has been completed.
QT805 Folk Art Quilt Top with Hearts, Stars & Broken Dishes
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QT805 Folk Art Quilt Top with Hearts, Stars & Broken Dishes
c.1875
80 x 80 (203.2 x 203.2 cm)
$650

This is a fabulous folk art quilt top in double pink and white cotton. Completely hand pieced and appliqued using small, even stitches it contains pieced Broken Dishes blocks alternating with blocks of appliqued stars and hearts. There were a number of areas with stains which we restored using same date fabric and it is now ready for your inspiration to finish into a quilted work of art. Blocks measure approximately 8 x 8 inches and are set on point. The quilt top's edges have slight fray which does not affect the seam allowance needed for finishing into a wonderful folk art quilt for bed or wall display.
QT216 Blue & White Lemon Peel Quilt Top
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QT216 Blue & White Lemon Peel Quilt Top
c.1928
67.5 x 75 (171.5 x 190.5 cm)
Was $250 Now $225

A lovely and fresh classic in soft soldier blue and white. This quilt top in the Lemon Peel pattern has hand pieced blocks with the blue border attached by treadle sewing machine. Blocks measure 7 1/2 x 8 3/4, the border is 4 inches wide. A clean and very pretty quilt top waiting for your inspiration to finish for that classic blue and white quilt. A perfect two color palette for decorating anywhere but especially fine for a summer cottage or seaside home.
QT324 Diamond in a Square Four Patch
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QT324 Diamond in a Square Four Patch
c.1875
72 x 84 (182.9 x 213.4 cm)
PA
$405

In unused, clean condition this quilt top contains some wonderful fabrics dating before c.1875. A gorgeous black, red and white floral cotton is used for the sashing between the 4 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch four patch diamond in a square blocks. Completely hand pieced we can find no seam pops and only one hole in a corner of the outer floral border near the edge. A beautiful quilt top to finish with your own backing, fill and binding. A wonderful example of the Diamond in a Square Four Patch pattern using fabulous early fabrics.
QT201 Ohio Star / Tippecanoe & Tyler Too Quilt Top
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QT201 Ohio Star / Tippecanoe & Tyler Too Quilt Top
c.1875
77 x 96 (195.6 x 243.8 cm)
Location unknown
$450

A gorgeous and skillfully hand crafted quilt top in the Ohio Star pattern, also known as Tippecanoe & Tyler Too. A wide array of early fabrics, many dating before c.1875, include block prints, geometrics and florals. This is a wonderful find for those who love early fabrics and wonderful graphic design. The star blocks measure 11 inches square and are set on point. Sashing measures 1 1/2 inches wide and is also in a variety of early fabrics. A hand written paper pinned at the corner, which we presume was written by the maker, states her name and the 'Tippecanoe & Tyler Too' pattern name. Very crisp and clean there are some seam pops and one torn square. This beautiful quilt top is just waiting for you to finish with your own backing, binding and quilting.
QT802 Log Cabin Quilt Top with Split Chimneys
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QT802 Log Cabin Quilt Top with Split Chimneys
c.1885
68 x 78 (172.7 x 198.1 cm)
Maine
$495

In unused condition, this wonderful early quilt top contains a glorious array of fabrics for the lover of antique textiles! The 8 1/2 inch blocks are foundation pieced by treadle machine making it strong and sturdy for display or use with or without backing and binding. We love the split square chimneys which is rare in a Log Cabin and adds something special to this spectacular top.
QT800 Tobacco Flannels Quilt Top - Country Flags
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QT800 Tobacco Flannels Quilt Top - Country Flags
c.1920
52 x 63 (132.1 x 160 cm)
New Hampshire
$425

The practice of inserting advertising, in the form of flannels, in tobacco products and packaging was most popular between 1910 and 1916. These inserts or premiums were very popular as collectible items to people of all ages. Women in particular were encouraged by tobacco company literature to create items for the home out of the various flannels and silks found in tobacco product packaging. This wonderful quilt top is made from tobacco flannels depicting various country flags carefully treadle machine sewn together. Flannels measure 6 7/8 x 10 3/8. In excellent condition and ready to be finished into a quilt or to hang as graphic wall art.
QT204 Nine Patch Quilt Top with Sashing & Double Border
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QT204 Nine Patch Quilt Top with Sashing & Double Border
c.1860
83 x 95 (210.8 x 241.3 cm)
New England
$675

This wonderful unused quilt top is executed in the traditional 9 patch pattern. The addition of a 4 inch sashing with corner blocks plus a double border make it special. Pre Civil War fabrics are in a variety of patterns and hues - all beautiful and crisp with a few stains that may come out with its first wash. Note the brown fabric in the lower left corner of the photo where a wrinkle in the fabric during the printing process made an area with no color in two of the squares! Not a detraction, just a note of special interest. Completely hand pieced, the 9 patch blocks measure 8 3/4 x 9, with double borders measuring 1 3/4 for the inner border, and 2 inches for the outer (includes 1/4" seam allowance). Ready to be finished by you into a generous sized quilt.
CON PJ8 Flying Geese with Bars Quilt Top
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CON PJ8 Flying Geese with Bars Quilt Top
c.1845
70 x 86 1/2 (177.8 x 219.7 cm)
unknown
$825

A gorgeous and very early quilt top in the Flying Geese pattern. A wide array of circa1845 and earlier fabrics in a gorgeous palette make this a wonderful find for those who love very early fabrics coupled with wonderful graphic design. The 'geese' measure 4 x 4 x 5 5/8. Wide 6 1/4" vertical sashing between the columns of geese is a gorgeous ladderback stripe pattern. Completely hand pieced using linen thread. Very crisp and clean with only a few tanning spots this quilt top out of a collector's home is in excellent unused condition.
DQ121 Red & White Bassinette Quilt Top
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DQ121 Red & White Bassinette Quilt Top
c.1900
26 x 30
ME
$185

This little bassinette quilt top is a small graphic treasure in its classic palette of solid red and white. Postage stamps ranging in size from 1 1/8 inches to 1 1/2 inches per side form the checkerboard pattern in this quilt top. There are also interesting longer pieces measuring approximately 3 1/2 inches long, forming crosses here and there. Solid red triangles form the edge of this miniature quilt top attesting to its original intent to be a bassinette quilt. With your backing, filler and a binding it will make your child's crib complete. It would also be a fabulous bit of graphic art hung on the wall. This quilt top was made by hand and put away to be finished into a miniature quilt later – by you, don’t you think? It is in excellent, unused condition.
QT 115 Miniature Bowtie
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QT 115 Miniature Bowtie
c.1920
74 x 76
found in Maine
SOLD

A bright and happy miniature bowtie quilt top made from a variety of 1920’s calicoes, stripes, conversation prints, florals, and checks. The small scale of 2 ¾ inch blocks adds to the charm of this wonderful quilt top. Professionally hand washed by Betsey, the price reflects the small amount of discoloration in a few white blocks.
QT 304 Star Quilt Top
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QT 304 Star Quilt Top
c.1928
69 x 84 ½
Unknown
SOLD

The unusual pattern and lovely 1920's fabrics and color palette make this quilt top a wonderful find! Each star is created in its own palette and measures approximately 8 inches across with lavender triangles as joining blocks. Completely hand pieced into a clean, crisp and bright quilt top. This unique top awaits your quilting inspiration…treat yourself to a new project!
Blocks
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QB49 Nine Patch Quilt Blocks
c.1880
9½ x 9¼
2 sets of 6
$130 per set

What wonderful prints used in these fun and graphic treadle machine pieced blocks. Large scale white stars on medium blue is paired with a black on white cotton print we, at first glance, thought was Saturn...take a look at the detail image. These great blocks were sewn together and made into a tied quilt at some point in their life and the treadle machine stitching lines are still visible approximately ¼” from the edge. There are some errant threads left behind as seen in the images which we have since removed! Lovely, clean condition.
QB22 Tree of Life Quilt Blocks
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QB22 Tree of Life Quilt Blocks
c.1930
13¼ x 13¼
$75 set of 2

Tree of Life quilt blocks are always a favorite find. The small red and white check quilt block has been treadle sewing machine pieced, the floral quilt block is pieced by hand. Small triangles measure approximately 1¼" per short side. These were sewn together at some point in their long life with a ¼" seam allowance – the faint sewing lines are still visible. Otherwise the blocks appear unused.
QB50 Painted & Embroidered Floral Quilt Blocks
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QB50 Painted & Embroidered Floral Quilt Blocks
Early 20th century
11¼ x 11¼
2 sets of 6 blocks
$60 per set

Lovely painted green floral sprays with hand embroidered details in ivory and blue on unbleached muslin. These quilt blocks appear to be unused although at one time they were sewn together. They are pristine and the workmanship is excellent.
QB17 Peony Quilt Blocks
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QB17 Peony Quilt Blocks
c.1850
7½ x 7½
Set of 6 blocks
$140

Beautiful and early these blocks are hand pieced and appliqued in gorgeous madder dye and over dyed green calicoes. They would make a fabulous wall hanging or small quilt. One block has two imperfections ¼ inch in from one edge - see detail image - and there is slight fading in some of the brown calico which does not detract from the overall desirability and beauty of the blocks. We do have additional blocks available that have seam pops or other imperfections if you're interested in making a larger piece.
QB51 Postage Stamp Quilt Blocks
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QB51 Postage Stamp Quilt Blocks
c.1925
7½ x 7½
5 sets of 9 blocks (one set shown)
SOLD

Multiple sets of these wonderful early 20th century postage stamp quilt blocks would make a fabulous quilt top! We are selling these blocks as individual sets of 9 blocks for those who may prefer to create a wall hanging or crib quilt. Postage stamp squares measure ¾ x ¾ with all blocks comprised of different but complimentary 1920's cotton prints and solids. This is a fabulous collection of blocks hand pieced by the same quilter presumably for that special 'someday' quilt. They remain in unused, perfect condition. We show one set of 9 blocks here. Call us if you're interested in the whole collection. We also have an additional set of 7 blocks for $136.
QB28 Flying Geese Variation Quilt Blocks
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QB28 Glying Geese Variation Quilt Blocks
c.1865
A: 17 ½ x 17 ½
B: 17 x 17
$45 each

Two fun quilt blocks in what we're calling a variation of the Flying Geese pattern, although it could also be Broken Dishes...you decide! In wonderful madder red calicoes they would be great together or can also be purchased separately for finishing into wall hangings or pillows. Both are pieced by hand and have never been used. Block A has faint spotting in one black on white dotted triangle that does not detract and may come out with its first bath.
QB14 Civil War Era Signature Quilt Blocks
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QB14 Civil War Era Signature Quilt Blocks
c.1860
approximately 7 1/2 x 7 1/2
$90 set of 3

Wonderful quilt blocks pieced by hand. Each has the original paper containing the handwritten name to be inked or embroidered onto the block. The pieces of paper were hand basted onto the fabric presumably by the maker. Crisp, perfect condition. A nice find.
QB6 Eight Point Cotton Crazy Quilt Star Quilt Blocks
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QB6 Eight Point Cotton Crazy Quilt Star Quilt Blocks
c.1880
approximately 20" diameter
$85 each

Each of these fabulous Crazy Quilt star quilt blocks has been foundation pieced by hand onto muslin backing. The stars are comprised of eight diamonds each measuring approximately 5 inches per side. The diamonds are treadle machine sewn together to form the stars - see detail images. Basting stitches are still present on almost every diamond - these stitches are meant to be removed after the completion of the piece and they can be seen in white, red, ecru and black threads. A wonderful and wide range of designs and colors make up the cotton fabrics used in the making of these great stars; early calicos, indigos, mourning prints, paisleys, plaids, conversation prints, over dyed green, double pinks, and it goes on, even cheater fabrics can be found! All fabrics are in excellent, unused condition, and no fabric is missing from any star. What fun! Call for availability. Sold separately.
Flour Sacks
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Flour Sacks
1950 - 1960
10¼ x 18; 20½ x 18 opened
Oklahoma
$15 each

We have a nice variety of flour sacks that were manufactured in the 1950's. Printed labels were attached in the 1970's using potato starch glue for easy removal. The sacks were intended to be used for their fabric after the flour was gone for everything from kitchen curtains and oven mitts to clothing. Many have the patterns with cutting lines printed around the designs. Printed in a variety of color palettes and patterns - contact us regarding other available designs.
 

Feedsacks
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Feedsacks
c.1920 through 1950's
approximately 36" x 40"
$45 each

We have a nice variety of full (opened) feedsacks that were manufactured in the 1920's through the 1950's to hold feed, grains and flour for purchase at the local market or grainery. Printed in a variety of color palettes and patterns they filled the need of women for fabric during the Depression and then the war years to make household items as well as clothing. Feedsacks came in varying sizes depending on what was going inside (grains, flour, etc.). Most of ours are over a yard of fabric and all are clean and unused. Call us if you have interest in any of the feedsacks shown below....we have many more and can email you with images of others available with exact sizes.
 




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