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Laurel Horton in her article on South Carolina quilts and the Civil War states that manufactured cloth was generally called Confederate homespun. She claims that none of the makeshift Confederate quilts are known to survive. The most basic quilt designs were limited by these fabrics, utility being their express purpose. It was necessary that they were put together quickly and simply, and as soldiers died they were often buried in their quilts, so that very few survive today. It is reckoned that over 250,000 quilts had been made for the Union soldiers of the American Civil War.