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Pieced quilt
MFA# 50.505


Quilted and embroidered pocket; MFA# 53.521

A process of joining a minimum of three layers of fabric together either through stitching manually using a needle and thread, or mechanically with a sewing machine. Quilts generally have a batting layer (Wool, Cotton, Down, Feather) between the surface layers. The connective stitching is often done in decorative patterns.

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Resources and Citations

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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