Ready-to-wear, factory-produced clothing became increasingly prevalent in the late nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century it was commonplace, and in the United States consumers could purchase any type of clothing (or nearly any other product) through mail order catalogs, such as the one produced by Sears, Roebuck & Co. This singular Crazy quilt was made from several cut apart knitted garments, including a sweater, some argyle stockings, and a Sears, Roebuck brand swimming suit, the style of which can be found in their late 1920s and early 1930s catalogs.
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International Quilt Museum, Jonathan Holstein Collection