Vintage Kit Quilts & Kit Tops
This gallery will include vintage/antique kit quilts and kit quilt tops that were made from pre-packaged kits sold years ago. The kits were sold by various companies including Progress, Lee Ward, Hershners, Bucilla, Home Needlecraft Creations and many more. These packaged kits often came with pre-stamped or pre-cut fabric and included the pieces to be appliqued and/or embroidery thread and binding fabric. The applique design was generally stamped on the wholecloth background. Quilting lines were usually stamped on ground fabric too. If applique was to be done, there were corresponding numbers stamped on the pieces that were supplied and the top also had numbers so one could cut out the fabric and attach it to the top of the ground fabric matching up the numbers. The applique work was done either by hand or sewing machine. There were several kinds of kit quilts that include applique,embroidery and pieced. Some of the pieced patterns that were offered as kits include Double Wedding Ring quilt, Flower Garden quilt, Lone Star quilt, Broken Star quilt and others. These kits would have had precut prints and solids. Some of the early designers of kit quilts were Ruby McKim, Anne Orr, Marie Webster, H. VerMehren and others.
This youth or crib size quilt looks to be in excellent condition. A quilt of 9 blocks embroidered of different whimsical animals. Nicely hand quilted at 7 spi and there's a separate blue bindng that is stitched on by hand. Set with blue and blue backing. A couple slight spots that could wash out. The quilt has been washed at some time, so can be used and washed carefully as it's a very usable sturdy quilt.
This charming childs crib quilt,,, an applique with a central theme of the mother bear putting the baby bear to bed? All hand quilted at 7-8 spi and hand appliqued. The condition is excellent. This was a kit quilt. The separate blue binding was stitched on by hand. Ready to enjoy...
This is such a cute Kittens and Puppies Embroidered quilt. The condition is very good with a slight small corner tear in a block, shown. The expression of the eyes and the bow add to the pattern. All hand quilted at 8 spi. The separate blue binding is stitched on by hand. Makes a great gift for those that love vintage or a wonderful keepsake for a child. Not sure of the pattern company, as this may have been a kit or transfer pattern quilt, but so nicely made and circa 1930's. Thanks to some discussion among quilt researchers, decided it was both puppies and kittens!! So no favoritisim here!!
Offering this great western themed pictorial crib quilt from the 1950's, Round Up Time. Depicting 2 children and their horses at the ranch with their dog. The quilt is in very good condition and has been washed, so is ready to use and enjoy. All ahnd quilted at 6-7 spi. It is also hand embroidered and hand appliqued. The separate red binding is stitched on by hand. This was a 1950's kit quilt and was a very popular pattern. It took alot of work to finish one of these quilts. This was one of a pair, but selling separate.
Sale Price: $865.00
Sale Price: $695.00
Pictorial Childrens Donkey and Cart- Playtime pattern, a Progress kit- circa 1940's, size 48x68. Condition is excellent on this applique youth or crib size quilt. A fun theme with the donkey pulling the cart with the child and mother and along side is the dog, the chicken and the flowers by the roadside.The man appears to be leading the donkey and a young boy riding the donkey. Above is the house with trees and flowers and then the whole design is framed by flowers in the corners. It is finished with a red binding. Lots of detail. In addition to the applique is the use of embroidery. This is a kit quilt, as there are faint dots for the quilting. I am unsure of the company who carried this pattern. ( Recently, 9-2012, had a nice email from lady, this is called Playtime and is a Progress Kit pattern. ) It is beautifully hand quilted and hand appliqued. Quilting is at 8 SPI.
Sale Price: $785.00