A 1920's utility quilt Utility quilts were made for hard use - they are practical, sturdy & warm. The backing is crimson cotton. No batting. The top is not quilted to the back. The backing & top are handstitched together along all 4 sides. The fabric used is from men's suit material. dark gray, gray, black. browns. Solids, houndstooth checks, pinstripes, plaids, herringbone weaves.