Cheater Cloth

Cloth with quilt block pattern printed on it, as opposed to a quilt pattern created by different pieces of cloth cut out and sewn together, is known as Cheater Cloth. Cheater cloth became available in the 1850's. The first cheater cloth patterns where imitation chintz patches. In the early 1900's, other patterns such as Log Cabin and Charm Quilts became available on cheater cloth. In the 1930's, Sears offered cheater cloth in patterns such as Dresden Plate. Double Wedding Ring, and Grandmother's Flower Garden. Cheater cloth is still being produced today and a bolt or two can be found in just about every quilt store.