Red and sand strippy quilt

Strippy Quilts

Strippy quilts were very popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly in the North East of England, as they were quick and easy to make.

Made from two alternating fabrics (usually plain), the designs were simply stitched along the strips, requiring little planning.

Typical designs included cables, running feathers, bellows and linked circles.

In contrast, Welsh strippy quilts were quilted across the entire quilt in the same framed designs found on their wholecloth quilts, with no relation to the pieced strips at all.

Click on the images below to see larger photos, and more details about these examples from my collection

Pink & cream strippy quilt
Red & white strippy quilt

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