[HNW] 18th century quilted petticoat

Betsy Marshall betsy at softwareinnovation.com
Sun Jan 18 23:49:56 PST 2004

You might console yourself with the thought that these ladies had been
hand sewing all their lives- 12 stitches to the inch was something they
had to work up to as well. Maybe you can pass yours off as an
"apprentice" piece?
Just my .02 lira, Betsy

-----Original Message-----
From: h-needlework-bounces at ansteorra.org
[mailto:h-needlework-bounces at ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Carolyn Kayta
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 10:05 PM
To: Historic Needlework
Subject: Re: [HNW] 18th century quilted petticoat

>Carolyn, it sounds like a wonderful skirt you are preparing to make.
>number of stitches per inch is general 12.

That's what I was afraid you folks would say (I got several responses on

h-costume to that effect).  I can manage 6 without much trouble, but 12 
will be something to work my way into.  I may settle for 10.

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