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I have inherited a quilt made from Kewpie blocks probably from the early 1900's and would like more information about the quilt

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    Posted 6 years ago

    dohnnysunny
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    I have inherited a quilt made from Kewpie blocks probably from the early 1900's and would like more information about the quilt itself and the time period these blocks were collected. Were they from flour sacks or other promotional origin?
    We think the quilt was made by my husband's great grandmother. It is heavy and tied not quilted and would fit a twin bed. It is well used and faded but not threadbare. It has a bit of staining on one of the edges. I have not attempted to clean or wash and keep it stored in a pillow case in the closet.
    I am interested in knowing if the blocks were an advertising campaign from 1900's saved and then assembled or if the fabric was purchased, cut into the blocks and assembled.

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    1. dohnnysunny, 6 years ago
      O.K. Thanks valentino97!!
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Hi These are Tobacco prints . They would come with cigarettes or tobacco product as give away's . Who would think Kewpie would sell cigarettes ? Some one saved them and made them into a quilt . Maybe had friends helping to collect them :-) It is just wonderful and would have been made likely 1920-30's . It is a treasure
    3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/252709668/kewpie-tobacco-square-one-square-3x34x4?ref=market
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      http://www.andysstuff.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=16_19
    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      dohnnysunny let me know if you have seen my response please ok
    6. dohnnysunny, 6 years ago
      Thank you Manikin! It's hard to believe they were in cigar boxes like flannel flags! Interesting! I thought maybe flour sacks. So women back then didn't mind their men buying cigars because the boxes had treasures!
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      very cool! nice solve Manikin! i have a bunch of tobacco flags - from just about every country, but i've never seen kewpie ones!
    8. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Precious and these are not easy to find today of Kewpie . Thank you ho2cultcha :-)
      dohnny I would not think there would be many of these around made into quilts since it took so many patches . This is solved :-) Women also started using tobacco when these were given out so I would think maybe to attract women to smoking ?

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