Both the front and back have quite a bit of wear but it is so well stitched via the backing that it is amazingly stable. It does have some black stains on the back and some overall soil and I did not try to wash it so it could use cleaned. However, there are no odors.It really is beautiful, it shows its age with SO much charm! The item "Awesome Antique 1900's Log Cabin Quilt Red Plaid Hem with Wear but STURDY 71x 81" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "lillianhelene" and is located in Jackson Center, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.