It's tough to accurately date a quilt unless you're an antiques appraiser, but by looking for a few clues, you can deduce its general age.
Vintage quilts were made from the 1930s to 1965, while quilts deemed antique date back to 100 years ago or more.
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If the stitches appear a bit unevenly spaced or different in size, the quilt was likely handmade.Vintage and antique quilts serve as handsome decorating pieces, particularly in older or historical homes.If you've found or purchased a quilt, you may want to know when or where it was made.She grew up in New Haven, Conn., and was skilled at sewing since childhood.She earned a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern University in 1947.