Archive for March, 2011

Vintage Bucilla Cross Stitch Quilt Kits

Today’s post is a selection of vintage Bucilla cross stitch quilt kits, many of which come with their complete vintage thread kits. Others I can supply with suitable colours and quantities of floss from my large collection of both vintage and more recent floss. Savings are assured with my thread kits and floss since the most recent price increases affecting cotton has placed new skeins of floss in the $1 range.

Bucilla cross stitch #1974 Berry Patch 108x103


Above is Bucilla #1974, Berry Patch a double/queen at 90×103 inches.

Bucilla Cross Stitch #2299 Songbirds double 80x96 finished size


Here is Bucilla #2299, Songbirds, a king at 108 x 103 – so springlike!!

Bucilla cross stitch #8736 Liberty or American Eagle with red and blue thread kit 90x103 double/queen


Of all the vintage cross stitch quilt kits that have passed through my hands, I think this has got to be my favourite. This beauty was based on the design of an applique quilt from the 19th century which is in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of heritage American quilts.
At 90×103 and complete with it’s vintage thread kit in blue and red this is fine value!

 SOLD May 25/11


Bucilla cross stitch #2889 Cameo Rose started with thread kit 90x103 queen/double


Above is a view of this pretty kit Bucilla #2889, Cameo Rose, 90×103 which will come to you already started in beautiful careful stitches and with enough thread kit left to finish this lovely quilt.
All you add is love!!! And you can help me out here, gals , because I’m so-o-o tempted to work on it myself!!

Bucilla cross stitch #2889 Cameo Rose started with thread kit 90x103



Bucilla cross stitch #3328 Thistles 90x108


Above is Bucilla’s #3328, Thistles. This is a kit I’ve been wanting to acquire for years now!
Althoigh this 90×108 comes with no thread kit, there are three suggested colourways from which to choose and I can provide the large quantities needed from my personal supplies. Let me know which colourway you need and I will advise as to quantities needed and the cost.dered will ship at no extra charge)

Bucilla cross stitch #3022 Williamstown 90x103 with cadet blue thread kit


Above is Bucilla #3022, Williamstown sized at 90×103 and complete with it’s vintage thread kit in cadet blue – lovely!

Bucilla cross stitch #2009 Spanish Rose 90x103 with thread kit in old gold


And finally: Bucilla #2009, Spanish Rose a double/queen at 90×103 and complete with the vintage thread kit in old gold. And don’t you love the retro room decor – a little funky, but lots of fun – I know I get a giggle whenever I see it! The kit you are reading about is the full sized one in the bottom right hand with three motifs across, which is a more balanced look that the single bed size in te large picture.  


Remember – I can be reached at for information about availibilty and answer within hours of receiving an email request. I can put a hold on a kit for you, should you wish. Payment by mailed personal cheque or by Paypal.  








Today’s post will feature vintage cross stitch quilt kits from Paragon, with one entry from Progress. Both Paragon and Progress have a fine reputation for quality materials and good design. In some cases I also have the original thread kits from PeriLusta and these are no longer being manufactured, so rarely show up on the secondary market. In some cases where there is no thread kit I may be able to help out with supplies in the large quantities called for and at a somewhat better price than the current nearly a dollar a skein that many stores are asking.         


Paragon cross stitch quilt kit 01167 Baltimore Bride's Quilt 90x103 with thread kit


Above is Paragon #01167, the very popular  and hard to source Baltimore Bride’s Quilt in a double/queen 90×103. It comes complete with the authentic PeriLusta thread kit which is almost never seen now.

Progress #1524 Windsor Rose double 90x103


Here we have the lovely Progress #1524 Windsor Rose in a generous 90×103 – a double/queen.               



Paragon #01171 American Sampler – several sizes available & blue/green thread kit


I want to tell you that I currently have the ever-popular Paragon #01171  American Sampler available in both double/queen and king sizs and have several thread kits in the blue/green colour choice which is the one shown in the large picture ab0ve shipping = $295USD SOLD


Paragon cross stitch 01175 Country Garden 90×103 double


Back after a little searching is this lovely cross stitch quilt kit based on the early 19th century formalized urn with floewers. This is Paragon #01175 Country Garden in the double/queen size of 90×103.     shipping = $245SD          



Paragon cross stitch 01169 Iris double 90×103


This lovely quilt kit is rare – I had not seen this one until I saw it  on the secondary market and snapped it up. This is Paragon #01169 – Iris Garden, again in a double/queen  90×103. I may have sufficient thread in the various colourways to supply you, but it will be DMC, not the vintage PeriLusta – we can discuss this.      




Paragon cross stitch 01153 Whig Rose king size 108x103


 So dainty and delicate and so so traditional, this is the exquisite Paragon #01153, Whig Rose and in the very ample king size 108×103, which turned the other way would fit a queen . Again I might be able to supply threads.          

PRICE: $ D + $20 USD Shipping = $270USD          


Paragon - cross stitch 01164 Remembrance - 72x103 thread kit in gold, brown available


Above is the single bed size (72×103) Paragon #01164 Remembrance. I have the brown and gold colourway thread kit, but personsally I find the red green and ochre colourway truer to the traditional 19th century quilts this kit is based on. Your choice.          

PRICE:  $200USD + $20USD shipping = $220, with vintage thread kit an additional $30USD*********************           


Paragon – 01193 cross stitch – Rosebud – partially completed with threads double 84×102


Here is a lovely vintage Paragon #01193 Rosebud sized for a double – 84×102. It has been about half completed and has with it all the thread (and more!) necessary to complete it. Like all quilt kits that have ben worked on, it has a few “beauty spots” that in my experience with completing several will lighten cpnsiderably on the firsat washing once quilted and on subsequent washings fade to the poinnt of disappearing.          



PRICE: $260USD + $20USD shipping = $280

Paragon 01199 Oak Leaf cross stitch vintage quilt kit double/queen with thread kitparagon cross stitch quilt kit #00172 Plymouth - double


Above  is Paragon #01199 Oak Leaf in a double/queen which is complete with thread kit  – a classic pattern ewhich has roots in the 19th century.          

PRICE: $275USD + $20USD shipping = $295          




paragon cross stitch quilt kit # 00172 Plymouth-double


 Above is the sweet Paragon #01172 cross stitch kit called Plymouth which again has 19th century design roots and comes in an ample double/queen. There is no thread kit but I may be able to supply floss in the quantities nneeded.          

PRICE:  $ 225USD + $20USD shipping = $245          


These lovely kits won’t last long: email me if you see something you like           


My inventory is complete and I am today starting to post the items I have currently for sale. I thought I’d start with these very desirable vintage applique quilt kits.
Please contact me immediately if you are interested in purchase as there is an eager group awaiting today’s post:

Above is Paragon #01147 American Glory. This is a factory sealed  90×103 (double/queen) kit in  traditional gold, green and red small prints and is based on a 19th century quilt in the Smithsonian collection. This is a rare treasure.   


SOLD May 25/11

but back in stock as of April 2013

PRICE: $395USD + $30USD postage with insurance

and tracking

CONTACT: to arrange






the fabrics included in the sealed package Bucilla Living Rose #3285


Above is a picture of the applique fabric for the Bucilla #3285 Living Rose kit.This kit is  seldom found in the secondary market these days – should you wish to see a picture of a completed quilt made from this kit, check out the picture on my previous post. I was fortunate to find this quilt from a kit and will be offering it as soon as I develop my inventory of completed quilts for sale.

Bucilla Living Rose Applique #3285 front package illustration


Above is the picture on the front of the kit package – unfortunately it is in black and white so doesn’t do justice to the lovely fabrics and embroidery.
PRICE: $400USD + $30USD shipping  = $430USD
The best find in many years is this kit  shown below: Bucilla #8814 Pansy Garden in the very desirable rose colourway – a generous 90×103 double/queen size.

contents all present in Bucilla #8814 Oansy Garden in rose colourway


Pansies seem to be the longtime favourite of women who make quilts from kits and have been number one over the years from the early 1920’s right up to the moment.

Bucilla #8814 Pansy Garden picture from package front, double size


At the same time I was negotiating for this kit, I saw a finished quilt made from this kit but in the purple/lavender colourway. I was unable to purchase that quilt as it was way over my price limit!! I guess you can’t win them all!
PRICE: $425USD + $30USD = $455USD
The kit below Bucilla #3329 Buds and Bows is another charmer.

Bucilla #3329 Rosebuds and Bows 90x103 - double/queen


This is a generously sized 90×103 double/queen with fancy quilting in the blank centre medallion and a big bouquet of pink and yellow roses in each corner. The drop has smaller bouquets with a lovely pink ribbon connecting them all.   

PRICE: $375USD + $30USD shipping = $405USD   


This is Bucilla #3128 Dogwood. This is a rare kit and seldom comes on the market.   

illustration of finished Dogwood #3128 from package front


The kit is composed of a trellis work of lovely two tone pink blossoms with green leaves and brown stems. The embroidery details suggested are very delicate and designed to enhance the effect.   

The drop is to be quilted – a simple and understated treatment that gives all the drama to the top of the bed.   

This kit has been started – in fact it’s close to half completed and by a sure and skilled hand. Your chance to pick up where the unknown  quiltmaker left off  some 50 years ago and complete a family treasure. The quilt will finish to an ample double bed size – 84×99.   

Bucilla #3128 Dogwood - actual kit in my inventory - double


PRICE: #425USD + $30USD shipping = $455USD for the unstarted, factory fresh kit 

if you are interested in the started kit, contact me  


Contact me:  for further information   

Until the next post – keep warm if you are on the northeastern seaboard and think  SPRING    

News For Lovers of Vintage Quilt Kits!

First I’d like to wish everyone a happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!!

A Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you!!

 And next my latest news. Over the last week, I’ve shipped a dozen lovely vintage quilt kits off to their new owners. Since the New Year, the number of kits shipped has reached 35. I want to thank all my customers, new and old for their confidence in me.
Needless to say I’ve been scrambling to acquire more treasures and have also done a careful inventory, pulling together my collection from various totes and trunks and am just about ready to show you my fresh offerings.

Bucilla Dogwood 3128 applique kit


 So today I am giving you a little preview of the listings I’ll be posting here over the next week or two. 

I want to remind you that my kits are stored in a clean dustfree and pet free environment in plastic totes. Although I cannot guarantee that the sources I acquired these kits from were tobacco smoke free, I have an extremely sensitive sniffer and there’s no trace of smoke on any of them. I am a non-smoker, my house is a smoke free zone, and I no longer share my home with any pets. So that’s about as good as it can get! 

quilt made from Living Rose bucilla 3285

 As unstarted quilt kits get harder to find, I have been considering acquiring some finished quilts that have been made from kits – above is a treasure that was made from Bucilla’s Living Rose 3285 Applique kit. It is 74×88 and I also have the kit itself – unstarted and measuring 84x 100. Pricing to come when the finished quilt and the kit are listed. If you want to discuss price or put a HOLD on any of these items shown today get in touch: 

bucilla pansy garden 8814 rose colourway

 The kit shown above – bucilla 8814 “Pansy Garden”  is a double size and I had given up the idea of ever having it in stock again. The kit came in two colour choices and this one is the rose coloured choice – striking!!! 

Watch this spot as I begin to list my treasures and be sure to contact me to put a hold on anything you are interested in purchasing – these kits don’t last long! 

Enjoy your day – and may the luck of the Irish be with you!!! 

Hugs – Janet 

A Completed Quilt made from a Kit, Very Early Vintage

This Info just in: Thanks to Sharon Pinka and Merikay Waldvogel, quilt historians in the United States!! Sharon and I have remained in touch after she visited my studio here in Nova Scotia the summer before last! Thanks gals!

This lovely quilt made from a kit is “Scattered Morning Glories” made by Home Needlecraft Creations #7127 and was advertised in McCall’s Magazine during the 1940’s. This confirmed my thoughts on dating and on the fact that this was an early kit from one of the smaller players. It is sized at 78×97 so will fit a double bed or go sideways on a queen or king. It is more than likely unwashed and is in immaculate condition(there is one tiny stain on the backing, I have a picture of it and can send it to you…..).

PRICE: $650 USD + $35 shipping and insurance = $685


Today I’m announcing a departure from my usual inventory of vintage quilting kits, both applique and cross stitch. I’m certain there is a market for carefully curated kit quilts that are completely finished and in pristine or near pristine condition. This one shown below fills the bill on all those counts and as well, I believe it dates very early on in the manufacture of these kits.

Judging by the luscious strong solid pastels used to make up this kit, it likely dates to the 1930’s or early 1940’s. I have several colleagues among the Quilt Study and Quilt Dating groups, and one of these knowledgeable people is showing it to her contacts to gather some information for me.

As you can see, there is a lovely scalloped border completely around the outside of the quilt and the quilt measures 79×97. 100% cotton, of course, inside and out.

Until the quilt gets to me and I can do further research and examine it carefully I am hesitant to put a price on it, but I do want to give everyone a heads up as it will be first come, first served with this charmer.

The only blemish on the entire quilt, so I am told, is a small dark amber coloured stain on the back – perhaps the size of a pencil end. But until I have the quilt in my hands I hesitate to say there is no other blemish.

The quilt is still bearing the stamped on quilting guidelines and one tiny print indicator saying “seam” so we are sure that this is from a kit, and also that it has been neither used nor washed.

I will add further info as I get it…..Contact me – for further discussion or to put a hold on it.



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