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Free Pattern Friday — 3-Patch Quilt Design #7133

Okay, it’s actually Free Pattern Saturday, since I forgot all about posting yesterday. I need to get with the program! There isn’t much information on this pattern sheet — not even a name. I did find a 1957 newspaper ad for the pattern, which refers to it as a “3-Patch Design.” The pattern sheet actually contains…

Free Pattern Friday — Four Rose Appliqué Blocks

These traditional rose patterns appeared in the Aug/Sept, 1987 issue of Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts magazine. The original pages were only one-quarter of each 16″ block, but I have photoshopped them so you can see the whole design. Clicking on the images below will open a pdf version of the original one-quarter pattern, which you can download, print, and…

Free Pattern Friday — Star Patterns and a Story

This cute story about a little boy who makes a simple star quilt appeared as part of a series titled “Daddy’s Bedtime Stories” which was published in the Salina Evening Journal (Salina, Kansas) from 1913 to 1916. Below the story are pieced diagrams for 3 star quilts — two very simple (like the boy in the story…

More Nancy Page Hand Quilting Designs

I apologize for the quality of these images — the designs are from 1930s newspapers and were only tiny drawings used as an example of the mail order pattern you could purchase. Unlike the more familiar Nancy Page series quilts that were published full-size in many newspapers, the individual quilt patterns and quilting designs were mail order only. The…

Vintage Briggs Quilting Transfers

This large paper folder contains more than the stated 3 dozen transfers, but, other than the design on the cover, I’m not sure they are original to this folder. Five of the patterns are identified as English quilting, and one is identified as Italian (the 5th pattern with double lines). They are quite large at 17″ square. I’m confused by the…

Hand Quilting Designs from Vintage Embroidery Transfers

I recently purchased folder of large vintage Briggs transfers which are labeled as quilting patterns. As I was looking at the designs, I realized they looked a lot like the large patterns I’ve seen which were intended to decorate cushions. After looking around online for cushion patterns that might also work for hand quilting. I found a…

Nancy Page Hand Quilting Patterns, 1930s

The Nancy Page column was syndicated in many national newspapers during the 1930s. Six of these quilting patterns were published full-size, although with only one quarter of the pattern to save space. I put the pieces together to show you the completed design, but the eight original patterns are below, which might be easier to print…

Nancy Page Hand Quilting Designs

Since I have begun hand quilting my first WIP finish for 2015, I thought it would be appropriate to post some vintage quilting designs. These were published in late 1930s newspapers by Florence LaGanke, using the Nancy Page pseudonym. Unlike the Nancy Page series quilts which were free patterns appearing weekly in a full-sized format, the…