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 nicely quilted Daffodil applique quilt is in excellent condition. It looks like a blooming flower to me and just right for a bed or wall display. All fine hand quilting at 8-9 spi. It is appliqued onto a pretty white ground and has a soft yellow sashing. The separate white binding is stitched on by hand. It looks to be unused and has been professionally washed. It looks to be a kit quilt as a few of the faint blue quilting marks are visible. A beautiful well made quilt. Kansas
Offering this exquisite Tulip Garden quit with a most wonderful border. The quilt is in excellent conditon and is ready to enjoy. It is unused and has been washed once by me. This attractive pattern is a Ladies Art Company pattern #6071, but had thought possible a Hubert ver Mehren design of Des Moines, Iowa due to the unique border. The hand quilting is at a nice 9 spi. The flowers consist of 2 shades of oranges/sherbert and 2 shades of pinks with green stems and base. The wonderful orange/sherbert shades for the border really set this pattern off beautifully. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. Kansas SALE $565.00
Sale Price: $565.00
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.
Offering this delightful vintage quilt, a pictorial of a young cowboy and cowgirl riding their horses and the dog and calf and other scenes depicting western life. Also in the corner with applique and some embroidery is a tepee and , in addition ot the cactus and fence, Indian child holding a pot and much more. The details are great. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is all hand quilted at a nice 8 spi. The applique is done by hand and nice embroidered accents of flowers and grass. This was a kit quilt from the 1950's with a theme so popular today too. The separate red binding is stitched on by hand. The quilt has had a bath so is ready to use and enjoy or display in so many ways.
Offering this wonderful quilt, Nosegay, that has a similar look to the Anne Orr patterns. Note the surrounding staggered border of the small blue postage stamp squares. Anne Orr was known for her style of quilts that often were called "Computer Quilts", due to the fact that they were small postage stamp sized blocks put together with solid colored fabrics and had a rather Deco like computer generated pattern. Sometimes they looked like flowers or baskets, such as this and are more visual when standing a few feet from the quilt and seeing it hung or displayed on a bed. The condition of the quilt is mint and unused. The quilting is small grids and patterns. Hand quilted at a nice 8-9 spi. The separate narrow blue binding is finely stitched on by hand. An excellent quilt to add to a collection, especially if looking for designers quilt patterns of the early 1900's.
This information was forwarded to my by a an email and is much appreciated as to the background on this pattern. " Merikay Waldvogal books - Soft Covers for Hard Times. Merikay indicated (page 36) the name of this pattern is Nosegay, however, she included it in her book as an example of how other companies produced patterns SIMILAR to Anne Orr's popular cross-stitch style quilts. Here is her quote: "This quilt is included to show how other companies proof Flowers. I did remember seeing this in one of Merikay Waldvogal books - Soft Covers for Hard Times. Merikay indicated (page 36) the name of this pattern is Nosegay, however, she included it in her book as an example of how other companies produced patterns SIMILAR to Anne Orr's popular cross-stitch style quilts." Aslo noted in the book on page 36 is that this pattern appeared in Country Gentleman(Feburary 1940) in the 1940's.
Offering this great patriotic applique quilt, called the American Eagle Quilt. It was a kit quilt offered by Paragon Needlecraft #01128. This was the colors in the kit of just gold and white.There were 2 other colors offered in this kit. A great eagle in the center of the quilt with stars surrounding and urns of flowers in the corners. The patriotic swag and stars border set off the quilt. There are roses in each claw and a branch in the beak of the eagle. It is circa 1950's and is cotton and all hand quilted at a nice 6-7 spi. It is also hand appliqued. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. The quilt is in excellent condition and has had a bath, so is ready to enjoy. It can be hung as art or displayed on a bed. What a great quilt to add to a collection. From Virginia.
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