Old Tin Cutout

I bought this tin cutout a few weeks ago and I am still trying to figure out what it could be. It’s large, sick measuring 19 inches long and 14 inches high. As you can see, recipe a lot of work went into the making of this tin cutout. The first thing I notice about this cutout design, was the scalloping on top of the carriage, an extra detail that must have been important to the maker of this wonderful tin cutout. But what is it supposed to be?

The Amish man driving the carriage is married. Did you know that when Amish men marry they grow beards? Single men are clean shaven. I can’t tell if the male in the carriage has a beard, it’s certainly not long like the driver. Maybe it isn’t a beard at all, maybe it’s his chin. They could be newlyweds in a decorated carriage, but I’m only guessing. Could it be that this is an Amish quilt tin used for the making of a wedding quilt? I’m just guessing. I can’t imagine what else you would use something like this for. It’s too large to display as a window tin. So does anyone have any idea what this large tin cutout could be?

I would love to hear from you if you do.

Stay cool. It’s supposed to be 97 tomorrow and 101 on Friday!! Yikes!!





8 Responses to “Old Tin Cutout”

  1. tj Says:

    …I love that! :o ) My first thought was a quilt template but it does seem awfully big to be such…if it is a quilt template I would love to see the quilt! :o ) I dunno Carole, this one has me stumped.

    …And yes my dear, it is HAWT! ‘:o\ I think the heat index here got up to 110 degrees today, it just makes you feel exhausted! And that’s even in the A/C! lol… And girl, don’t you have an inground pool? That must be so inviting on days like these! *sigh*swoons* :o )

    …I laughed out loud the other day upon receiving your email regarding the *giggle*snort* thing…lol You are so sweet and I am so tickled that you even use that! You know, sometimes you just laugh so hard you have a lil’ *snort* at the end? That’s a good laugh! lol… :o D

    …Visiting here and hearing from you always makes my day! Thank you for that Carole! ;o)

    …(((hugs))) and have a wonderful rest of the week!

    …Blessings :o )

  2. Bill and Judy Says:

    Hi Carole,

    Perhaps it could be for a centerpiece block for a Baltimore Album type quilt?

    Bill and Judy

  3. Jenny Says:

    I have no idea what it’s supposed to be…other than simply WONDERFUL! The detail and craftmanship alone make it special! Awesome find!

  4. carolemurals Says:

    Bill and Judy. I appreciate your input about the tin cutout. I think you could be right about that. It certainly must have been a quilt pattern. You guys are so knowledgeable.
    Thank you so much.

  5. carolemurals Says:

    Yes, it is a wonderful and unique cutout tin. I really do think it’s a quilt tin, but I can not be 100% certain about it. Thanks for your comment, Jenny.

  6. Barbara Melotto Says:


    It is absolutely to die for whatever it is!


  7. carolemurals Says:

    Barbara, it is wonderful and not easy to part with. I do think it’s a quilt tin though.

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