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    Default I'd like to know how authentic a quilt patern is

    I have a book called "The Civil War Sewing Circle" and in it there is a patern for a Sanitary Commission Cot quilt. The patern they have was inspired appearantly by one that is on display out in California some where at a memorial . Can any one tell me if the sanitary commission had a patern that they used for making Cot quilts for the soldier.. and if so could you tell me how the patern in the book in question matches up. I'm including a picture in the posting of an example of the finished quilt.

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    John

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    Here you go.

    Integral to the effort is the size: 48 by 84, as specified by the USSC

    The particular pattern you are seeking is off an original held by the Lincoln Shrine. The original has more blocks and no sashing and is pictured here.

    http://www.finitesite.com/oreg18/History.htm
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    You'll also want to review this thread

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/sh...Making-a-quilt


    Integral to this process is fabric choice, as you obviously want period 1830-1860 prints rather than the scraps left over from when Grandma collected her dressmaking scraps in the 1960's.

    This book will be helpful in choosing appropriate prints.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0891458840

    And there are a number of documented reproduction fabrics on the market, some better than others.
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    Thank you Spinster!
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