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A patchwork block made in chintz

This is an important example of prepared blocks intended for a patchwork quilt or table covering. The fabric pieces date from the late 1700s to the 1830s, with examples of block and roller printing. It is thought that the blocks were stitched in the 1830s however they could have been produced over a long period of time. As all the fabrics are in excellent condition and the original materials were costly this is not an example of a covering being made out of necessity. Rather it is an example …


Object No.


Object Statement

Patchwork block, cotton chintz, maker unknown, England, c. 1840

Physical Description

Patchwork block, cotton chintz, maker unknown, England, c. 1840

Patchwork hexagonal block made up of patterned centre block surrounded by patterned, white and cream diamond shape blocks to form a hexagonal shape. Several blocks have a paper backing, most inscribed in handwritten black ink and all are sewn together with quilting thread.



325 mm

Cite this Object


A patchwork block made in chintz 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 March 2023, <>


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