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Cog Wheels Block — Hand Piecing

Some quilters like to make their templates the finished size so they can mark the sewing line on their quilt pieces. I don’t do this — after adding a scant 1/4″ around each template, I draw the cutting line on the fabric and then just eyeball the seam allowance when stitching the pieces together.  Because…

Ladies Art Company Quilt Pattern Book – 1922

I count this as one of my best vintage purchases. It came with a $10 lot of quilting ephemera and was a complete surprise. Here is the introduction to the catalog. PATCHWORK DESIGNS The following minature diagrams can give but a faint idea of the beauty of these patterns, being here reduced to so small…

Anne Orr Quilt Patterns — Lockport Batting Co.

Lockport Batting Company published several booklets and leaflets of Anne Orr quilt designs. I have two of the booklets and a few leaflets. Following up on the Anne Orr inspired quilt designs that I recently posted, I thought I would show you  the original patterns from this 1944 publication.  It’s amazing to me that Anne…

Vintage Anne Orr Style Quilt Patterns

Although Anne Orr certainly designed other styles of quilts, these charted type designs always remind me of her.  These are patterns from a 1969-70 McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine and no designer is credited.  I have a feeling I’ve seen these reprinted somewhere else, but maybe it was just a similar pattern. I’ve never attempted…