The following text provides an introduction to Signature quilts, a critical review of the existing literature, and, to assist those researching Signature quilts, an introduction to sources for researching names and a summary of questions and definitions pertaining to Signature quilts.Signature quilts -- those that carry multiple signatures or names inked, stamped, embroidered and otherwise inscribed -- are important primary historical documents that are of great interest and value for research in many disciplinary areas.Only one fabric repeats, and is used within the same family. This suggests that the fabric and block was made and signed by the signer, then sent to one woman, who used a sewing machine to complete the quilt top. Her sewing skills indicate that she was not use to using her machines, there are some tucks and loose threads here and there. (same pen & writer as R1,#3) See Row 1, #3 for signage info and fabric; a novelty woven black and white check, with green embroidery floss woven by machine to form a pattern about 2" long x 1". Aiken in row 3, #3) Stamped in brown and black ink, two different stamps were used, the name in brown and it may be handwritten, and the location in black, on polished cotton with uneven threads, not like chintz.
Occasionally a child's circumstances change and we have to rush an emergency quilt out to them. Signing squares - please stitch your name and location on your work at the bottom close to your stitching. If you live outside the UK please add your country. Fabric - 100% COTTON AIDA (not polycotton) - white or off-white.We prefer not cream as one cream square can spoil the look of a complete quilt. Count size - 11,14,16 or 18 count Aida Fabric Dimensions - .Please do not include the selvage in your measurement.Pattern size - can be NO LARGER than 9x9 inches, but can be less. Maximum width in stitches is: 99 stitches (11 count), 126 stitches (14 count), 144 stitches (16 count) and 162 stitches (18 count).