Sewing Sales & Services

Title

Sewing Sales & Services

Subject

Quilting Supplies sold to Contemporary Quilts

Description

This document is an invoice to Contemporary Quilts from Sewing Sales & Services, Distributors of Notions from Atlanta, Georgia. Contemporary Quilts purchased supplies from this company for their quilts. The supplies include thread (.89 cents a unit), a Gingher Bent Trimmer ($7.51), Fiskars Shears ($5.40), Flaire Trim (.74 cents a unit, .34 cents a unit, and .42 cents a unit), and Quilt Squares ($17.33 a unit). The total amount spent was $327.71. We chose this document to illustrate the prices of quilt supplies and quilt making in the 1970s.

Creator

Contemporary Quilts

Source

MSS 130, Box 1, Folder 22

Publisher

University of Memphis Libraries

Date

March 13, 1976

Rights

Digital Image © 2016, University of Memphis Libraries Preservation and Special Collections Department. All rights reserved.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Contemporary Quilts , “Sewing Sales & Services
,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed April 26, 2018, http://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/136.