I have several suggestions for your Santa list or for your own Christmas Wish List below – any of these suggestions are ideal for the quilter!

Because these kits so seldom appear on the secondary market, not too many people are aware of them. Doublestencil Spartex are better known for their extremely high quality wholecloth quilt kits and I can attest to that quality, having made several of these in the past. I currently have two or three of these in queen/double and will list them soon, but today I want to share these lovely applique quilt kits with you and offer them for sale in time for you to put them on your wish list and make sure Santa finds out – Lol.

Pictured above is the Pennsylvania Folk Art II queen sized kit – this kit is very like the many lovely hand appliqued quilt kits offered for sale on Amish Quilt websites and in Amish areas of Pennsylvania today. It comes complete with the vintage prints and solids, and will need your addition of a backing and batting. I believe I may have a Spartex backing in queen sized on hand – just ask and I’ll check for you.

SOLD MAY 14/09 I am asking $175 USD for this lovely quilt kit.

In addition, I also have the crib sized or wallhanging sized quilt kit at $95 USD This lovely smaller quilt is displayed hanging above the bed in the picture.

As always, if you prefer I can make these kits up for you – check with me for costs and payment schedule.

My next picture shows Americana Tulips by Doublestencil in the wallhanging or crib quilt size – 40×40. This lovely vintage kit is in the tradition of red, green and yellow 19th century applique and reflects the practice of making a miniature classic quilt rather than one that clearly says “nursery”. A few in this genre have come down to us and are prized and have found their place in museum collections. This version is based on a quilt in the Smithsonian Institution Collection.
My price for this lovely quilt kit is $95 USD and includes the backing and binding , and I also have a kit containing the two large rectangular shams for the same price – $95 USD backing included.

Last on today’s list is is “Floral Album” by Doublestencil – this too is for the crib quilt/wallhanging kit shown in the picture hanging on the wall above the bed. I’m still hoping to find the full sized kit, but haven’t seen one on the secondary market for over a year – I will keep my fingers crossed. This quilt kit, too, is based on a quilt in the Smithsonian Collection.
The charming small quilt kit that I have is priced at $95 USD.

Keep in mind that any of these quilt kits can be made up and completed entirely by hand and will use the very best 100% cotton battings, backings and thread. There is no time to complete these before Christmas but at the moment, I can promise delivery for early spring of 2009.

In closing I’d like to quote from an email by a recent customer: “The package arrived in good condition! Both quilts are beautiful and I’m anxious to begin a new project! Thank you again for your excellent service.” Purchases are mailed as soon as payment is received and are insured and trackable.


  • Dianne Cardea:

    Reading through The Complete Book of Machine Quilting (2nd edition) by Robbie and Tony Fanning, I saw a picture of a lovely Spartex Baby Bear Quilt. The note on the picture said the design is sold screened onto the fabric and can be hand or machine quilted.
    Do you have any idea if this design is still available and where I might find it?
    Thank you, Dianne Cardea

  • janet:

    Hi Dianne: I haven’t have this kit in my inventory, mainly because I gravititate more toward the traditional patterns, but it can still be found on the secondary market every now and then….. if you wish, I can attempt to source it for you. Let me know.

  • Sylvia Garcia:

    I would like to know if you can source thhe Spartex Baby Bear quilt for me. If so, what would the cost be?

  • janet:

    I have this sweet little kit in my current inventory – which is the largest inventory of vintage quilt kits in North America. It is shown on my December 4/12 post.

  • Jacqueline Powell:

    Can you place an order for the Pennsylvania Folk Art II queen sized kit? The one pictured is sold–I like this design a lot– Also I placed my email where you requested website. Thank you, Jacqueline Powell
    59 Libby Hill Rd., Windham, Maine 04062

  • janet:

    Hi Jacqueline: I’m going to answer this request by email, but to everyone looking for the vintage quilt kit of their dreams – contact me – if I don’t have it in stock I’ll conduct a search of my secondary market contacts and come up with it id at all possible! Just part of my personal customer service.

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