Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A Different Kind of Batting

 On Monday I shared a story about collecting funds for the Red Cross.  I mentioned that when I first saw the headline, I thought the money was actually sewn in the quilt.  

The reason I thought this was because of a different local story that I found published in 1910.  I don't think I'll ever look at my collection of antique and vintage quilts quite the same way.  Yesterday I was refolding quilts and yes, I kept checking the batting for what might be in there!  😁

Have a safe and happy day!


  1. Is sewing your money into a quilt rather like keeping it under the mattress? $6000 in 1910 = $164,455.58 in 2020, according to one online calculator. Just the $500 in the quilt = $13,704.64.

  2. Good friends of mine discovered thousands of dollars hidden in his mom's house when they were clearing it out after her death. They had to go through every book, piece of linen, etc.