Archive for January, 2011

Vintage Applique Quilt Kits in Stock and Coming Soon….

 I have gone through my inventory and will today feature those remaining vintage applique kits I have in
stock. I will start with one that is a remarkable find.
Paragon Wild Rose Wreath – close up of one wreath
I may decide to finish this kit and present it for sale as a completed quilt at this coming fall’s Quilts at the Harbour show
It is a very early – perhaps mid to late 40’s and is completed by a skilled hand up to the point of adding the embroidered details. The floss to do so comes with the kit.
The size is double at 80×100 inches and the colours are lovely.

Paragon 01057 Wild Rose Wreath 80x108, overall view


Included in the package will be the cardboard box front shown below as this will authenticate  

Paragon 01057 original box cover included


 PRICE: $395USD+$30USD shipping= $425USD



Bucilla Tulips, double/queen unopened


 Shown above is Bucilla Tulips, a more recent double/queen quilt kit, dating from the early 70’s.
Lovely clear bright colours and immaculate.
PRICE: $275 USD + shipping
 SOLD   Feb16/11

Bucilla Dogwood 3128 84x103


Shown above, here is another vintage applique kit that is now hard to source. This is
Bucilla Dogwood #3128 size 84×103. unopened and everything clean inside ready for your hands!
PRICE $300USD + shippin
 SOLD  Feb 16/11

Bucilla Applique Fascination 90x103


 Above is a real treasure! Already started and worked beautifully this is Bucilla Fascination #8602 in clean condition and will be a stunning quilt.     

Bucilla 8602 90x103 detail


Above is a detail showing the work completed – threads need to be clipped and bastings removed.
PRICE: $275USD + shipping
SOLD  Feb 16/11

Bucilla Garden Poppy 8791, red colourway


Above: Bucilla Garden Poppies 8791 double size in the desirable red colourway shown in the whole quilt shown on the bed. This one too is getting hard to source as it is a favourite among quilt collectors.     

PRICE: $395 USD + $30 shipping  

 SOLD Feb16/11 

 BACK IN STOCK MAY 31/13    


Bucilla 8737 Colonial Chintz 80x103


And finally, above – Bucilla Colonial Chintz #8737 size 80×103, this has been started and I’ve checked and it appears it’s all there. This is perhaps my favourite, and is based on the Whig Rose pattern which was very popular in the 1850’s. If you decide to buy this one, you won’t be disappointed, but do be careful – it’s full of pins where the pieces are pinned on and ready to go.     

detail Colonial Chintz Bucilla 8737

                                                                                PRICE: $275 USD + shipping        

 SOLD Feb16/11     


In addition I have a large choice of Spartex/Doublestencil wholecloth kits, a few of which are embellished with applique – these are fun projects and the completed quilt is always striking. These also are vintage kits which are no longer in production. Ask if you need more details and pictures.     

Some recent acquisitions and some that are pending….

Recently, I’ve sold many of the vintage quilt kits I have in my inventory; and at the moment I’m very busy sourcing and acquiring new items to re-build inventory.

Thank you to all the patrons who have enquired about specific kits. My advice at the moment is that if I get back to you that I have a specific item, move quickly. This morning I sold another  vintage Tobin/Progress applique Tree of Life kit  that had just arrived at my house, and wasn’t even posted yet! A scarce item, but I will try to replace it. I have another return customer who has asked me to source a kit that isn’t in my inventory at the moment – so that is another way to avoid disappointment.

I thought I would show you several vintage cross stitch kits, the first three I have just acquired and are in transit. The last one I’m in negotiations about at the moment, but have not yet formally acquired. I am not quoting price as I like to receive the item and be sure it is everything I expected before pricing it.


Above: Paragon #00169  Iris,  double size, no thread kit – stunning

Above is Bucilla’s # 3218  Acorn Harvest, a double measuring 81×108; no threads

Above: Bucilla #2323  Briar Rose size 90×103; no threads but I have an alternative suggested thread numbers for those who would prefer a more subtle colouration – lovely tones of rose, not in your face at all.

The quilts below I hope to confirm purchase on soon.

 Above: Paragon – sorry I don’t have a number for this one yet – it is a king 108×103 – beautiful! Acquisition confirmed on Feb 15/11

Contact me if any of these offerings interest you and I hope to have them in my hands soon to inspect and formally offer for sale.

Meanwhile, stay warm and comfy as winter starts to wind down.



More Vintage Cross Stitch Quilt Kits

My final search for overlooked vintage cross stitch quilt kits took place today and I think I have them all listed now.

Above is the lovely Paragon Whig Rose 01153 single bed size 70×103 and it comes complete with the matching ruffled and embroidered  bolster cover 0153B. There is a lovely, ample thread kit with it, as shown below:

PRICE: quilt top and bolster kits complete with thread kit     $165USD+ $25 shipping  ON HOLD  SOLD

In addition, I found a finished top, carefully and neatly done and ready to be quilted following the wash out lines that are stamped on - it is sealed, so I will only open it to ascertain size and therefore price if someone enquires – this is a special find!  THIS LOVELY TOP IS STILL AVAILABLE!


Above is Paragon American Sampler #01171  – I have both the single size 70×103, and the double which is out of the package and barely started. Appropriate thread kits for each size and they are very ample. Peri Lusta stopped manufacturing 30 to 40 years ago and is simply not available at all any more.

PRICES: Single sized with thread kit $150USD +$25 shipping;   Double with thread kit $195USD+$30 shipping   BOTH KITS ON HOLD    SOLD



Bucilla Royal Heritage in single size 72×103 is started but only just. It is shown here in neutral colours but the thread kit accompanying it is royal blue and a somewhat lighter variegated blue. It has been started in very careful and nice stitching.

Price $175USD+$25 shipping   ON HOLD   SOLD


Above is Monticello -  by Bucilla #8026 – a lovely simple pattern in a single bed size. I might be able to supply threads depending on the colour chosen.

PRICE: $150USD + $25 shipping  ON HOLD  SOLD

Contact me for further info


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