Wholecloth quilts are the most typical British quilts, and have been made for hundreds of years.
Instead of being made of patchwork, a single fabric is used for each side of the quilt, and elaborate hand-quilted designs cover the entire surface.
In this Study video, Carolyn Gibbs shows close-up photos of a Welsh wholecloth quilt made in the mid-nineteenth century, and discusses the distinctive designs.
Although it is not known who made the quilt, census records are searched to discover possible quilters in the area at the time.
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