During the Depression of the 1930s, everyone pitched in to try to help people make ends meet, including corporations who, as we know included dishes, towels etc. in their boxes of soap powder, oatmeal or, in this case, flour sacks. These squares were individually included in Bewley’s Flour so that they could be pieced together to eventually make a quilt – if you bought enough flour! Some of the square allude to nursery rhymes, but Bewley’s changed the wording to cleverly include a plug about their own product. Down one selvedge edge it has printed Bewley’s Pillow and Quilt Design, and on the back side it states: Cut squares on dotted lines sew dotted lines. At some point in time, someone sewed all that had been collected into a 25” by 23” piece good, perhaps to make a doll blanket or dish towel and added embroidery to the duck, goat, and rabbit and started on Jill, that may not have originally intended. The piece is in very good condition with no holes or tears; it does have a few light spots and needs a very good cleaning.
This would be a wonderful addition to your old textile collection or to display with Depression era dolls or other decor. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please look at the photos closely, they are part of the description of the item. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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1930s Bewley Flour Quilt Squares