By the end of the 1930’s, kits of various kinds became a feature of American quilt life. These included patterns for quilt blocks and all the cloth that was required, sometimes pre-cut into the desired shapes. The kits also sometimes included embroidery charts, or patterns that were printed directly on cloth using a system of X’s for the embroiderer to work in cross stitch.
The example of an embroidery chart for a quilt corner derives from an embroidered quilt in the TRC collection (TRC 2019.2926), from the USA in the 1950's. It was worked in a thick turquoise cotton yarn on a white ground, in cross stitch.