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Woollen 'Tailor's' Quilt

Date made: late 19th century

Maker: Member of Mylroie Family

Place made: Laxey

Description: Woollen 'Tailor's' patchwork quilt.

A striped patchwork quilt made from tweed suit fabric. Each stripe is made of alternating light and dark blue, green, black and brown rectangular blocks. The quilt is backed with a red flannel woollen fabric and is in poor condition.

The quilt is machine-quilted with a topside thread in dark blue cotton and the reverse in a beige or green cotton in a zig-zag pattern. There is no filling.

This quilt is thought to have been made using tailors' remnants, possibly by a member of the family who donated the quilt to the Manx Museum, Messrs Mylroie of Laxey, who were tailors. The quilt was used as a black-out curtain during the Second World War.

Measurements: overall: 200 cm x 216 cm

Materials: cotton, flannel, tweed, wool

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1954-7129


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