This is the first of the large group of vintage transfers sent to me by my friend, Patty (Petalier at Etsy). It’s one of two cottages in the group, and I wonder if there might have been even more in the original series. It takes 8 scans to capture the entire sheet, and fitting the images together is kind of challenging, since I can never seem to keep the paper completely straight in the scanner. Fortunately, pretty much the only Photoshop skills I possess are for tweaking and cleaning up old transfers, although I am very slow.
These large design transfer patterns were meant for pictures or wall hangings, but I’ve always thought they would be nice on a quilt too. This one was published by Needlecraft Services, Inc. under the Alice Brooks name. The original sheet has the transfer and instructions on one page, but I have separated them here. The transfer size is 15″ x 20″, and I have kept the image large in case you would like to copy it. Although many of my vintage transfers are still in pretty good shape, and I might be able to iron them on fabric, I never do. I prefer to copy my patterns onto the fabric using a light box and a #2 pencil, even though it takes a lot longer. (Click twice on the images for full size)