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McCall’s Monday — Dutch Boys and Girls Embroidery Patterns

This pattern, McCall’s Kaumagraph 779, uses both appliqué and embroidery. Clicking on the pattern images below will open a two-page printable pattern that also includes templates for the appliqué pieces. I will upload more of the six patterns next Monday . . . hopefully all four, but two more for sure. UPDATE: The four other patterns may be found…

McCall’s Monday — Sunbonnet Sue DOW

Every one of these patterns needed to be completely redrawn. I enjoy the process but it’s slow — each design takes 30-45 minutes. Unfortunately, I only managed to get four done for this post, but the other three will appear next week. There are many other Sunbonnet patterns in earlier posts: Laura Wheeler 1509 and 1558 — Laura Wheeler 897 — Vogart 105…

McCall’s Monday — Design for Children’s Outline Motifs

These catalog illustrations are tiny, but hopefully they are simple enough, and I’ve scanned them at a high enough resolution, that you will be able to trace them. Simple and attractive are the little picture motifs shown above for working in colored strand cottons. Flower girl in center is 3 1/8″ x 3 1/4 inches, 2…

Free Pattern Friday — Antique Embroidery/Quilting Design

Sometimes I come across these very old embroidery designs that I know would also work for hand quilting, but seem like they could be adapted for continuous line machine quilting as well. Disclaimer:  I have never used a continuous line quilting pattern, so please do not hesitate to tell me this is a dumb idea.…

My New Singer 15-91

My sister and I stopped by our favorite Goodwill last week, and I spotted a vintage Singer machine in a cabinet that I recognized as a 15-91 because of the distinctive potted motor on the back. It was a little dusty, but otherwise looked super clean. There were lots of accessories and bobbins in the drawers,…