Progress 1642 Majestic Poppy applique quilt kit as seen in Hersschner’s 1962-63 catalogue

Above is the cover picture for this lovely Progress 1642 Majestic Poppy applique quilt kit. Size 81×97 and in immaculate condition. It was listed in the 1962-63 Herschners catalogue and so is close to 50 years old!!! A rare find!
lovely white 100% percale cotton background fabric for Progress 1642 Majestic  Poppy
Above is a random scan of the lovely 100%cotton percale the Majestic Poppy pattern is printed on. The fabric has no stains or foxing.

Stitch and Placement guide for Progress 1642 Majestic Poppy


Below is the general “making up” instructions for this kit, seen on the reverse of the page from the stitch and placement guide which is illustrated above.

Progress 1642 Majestic Poppy instructions sheet 2


This last chart is a stitch chart that accompanied all applique kits.

stitch chart 1642 Majestic Poppy by Progress


The applique fabrics consist of two shades of yellow, an orangish/red, and two shades of brown. It appears the darker brown for the flower stems is missing, but possibly it was intended to embroider the stems in either dark brown or in dark green embroidery floss as I have seen done in other classic applique quilt kits.

applique fabrics for #1642 Progress Majestic Poppies


 PRICE: Progress #1642 Majestic Poppy applique quilt size 81×97 100% dates to 1962    

                  $425USD + $30USD shipping = $455USD       

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3 Responses to “Progress 1642 Majestic Poppy applique quilt kit as seen in Hersschner’s 1962-63 catalogue”

  • [...] July 2005 « Progress 1642 Majestic Poppy applique quilt kit as seen in Hersschner’s 1962-63 catalogue [...]

  • Rosalie Greco:

    I am writing to find some information on a quilt to my Grandmothr did probably in th e mid 50’ is the dogwood quilt#1354. I wish to have it quilted but it currently has some unknown stains on it. Also any other information you could tell me or approximate value would be great. Would it ruin the value if it were machine quilted rather than quilted..
    Thank you for your help.
    Rosalie Greco Orlando fl.

  • janet:

    Hi Rosalie: Thank you for the comment. You have a very rare Progress Dogwood Medallion #1354 which first appeared on the market in 1943. Since the USA had recently entered WW2 I doubt if this kit stayed in print in quantity for very long, which would explain why it is almost never seen on the secondary market. The link that will take you to the post I published about the top that I have in my inventory is below:

    You will need to have the quilt top quilted and bound before you attempt to launder it as you will wash out the quilting guides that are stamped on the top otherwise.

    this article will give you an idea of how to do that, and also discusses stains and “beauty marks” as I prefer to call them – the top has been around for 70 years and we can’t expect it to be factory fresh! A washing or two using the method I describe shoiuld reduce any stain considerably – I havre had luck in removing or minimising blood stains on an embroidered vintage quilt from a kit – it can be done with care and persistence!

    It is inappropriate to use a quilting technique like machine quilting which was not used in the quilting business before the early 1990’s. In my view, the value of the quilt would be irretrievably compromises by machine quilting it.
    Machine quilting has its place and is particularly effective in many modern art quilts – quilt artists, such as internationally known Laurie Swim make remarkable quilts using this technique – just google her to see some of her art! Wow!
    You have a wonderful heirloom from your family’s past – I know you will tresure and respect it – send a picture when you have it completed!

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