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Last Chance to order vintage quilt kits before next May!

I want to thank all my loyal customers who have placed so mny orders for vintage quilt kits during September. It seems there is going to be a whole lot of quilting going on this fall. And what a glorious fall it is turning out to be after a humid, sweltering and uninspiring summer!!
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AND NOW TO MY BIG NEWS!!!

This stay at home quilting lady is going to turn into a snowbird – and I will be spending the wintert, starting later in November in the lovely hills and mountains of Panama, above the Pacific coastal plain. Here it is rarely over 80 degrees and it is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers in general.

SO – I need to tell you that my online business will be on hiatus for the six months starting with November 15th!

What this means to you:

1) I will accept no new orders for my vintage quilt kits after the second week in November, and ALL payments must be received by the 15th November as that is the final shipping day

2) I will continue to answer emails with questions and will put holds on your wanted items, but no payment or delivery until the third week in May please.

3) I am available for advice and help anytime by email or by comments through my http://www.novascotiaquilts.com – my email remains the same janet@novascotiaquilts.com

4) ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Starting right now – if you buy more than one item from me, shipping will be free and in addition I will offer 10% off all merchandise purchased.

REMEMBRE: YOU WON”T BE ABLE TO PURCHASE ANY OF MY GREAT VINTAGE KITS FOR THE ENTIRE WINTER< SO STOCK UP NOW AT THESE GREAT PRICES>

ABOVE is a waterfall on a river near where I have rented a small house – a birdlover’s paradise and great for outdoor enthusiasts in general.

I’m hoping to start a few workshops on handquilting, handpiecing and needleturn applique using small group instruction wih a maximum of 6 people per group.

Below are two pictures of a selection of cushion sized wholecloth  squares I have chosen to take along with me – I will be kitting these up with backing, binding, Quilters’ Dream batting and YLI thread, along with a selection of Piecemakers quilting needles. Sound like fun?

Perhaps you’d like to order one of these kits and quilt along by email with the group on whichever day we end up meetimg?

Contact me: janet@novascotiaquilts.com –     the other workshop I’m thinking of is one I have always called barefoot quilting – no sewing machines,  no rotary cutters no glues or embellishments and minimal cost through tips on savvy shopping and internet use.  Just a needle, thread, a ruler and a pencil and scissors! Sound interesting? Lets talk about it – maybe a series of tutorials this winter on http://www.novascotiaquilts.com ?

BEST NEWS OF ALL!!! I had attemped to order this lovely kit which makes up into either a  40 inch in diameter tablecloth or which can be used as a tree skirt. It was back ordered and I recently tried to contact the supplier to see how things were shaping up – their site is disconnected and I fear they are toes up! That triggered a flurry of searching and I finally found a supplier who has, it appears, processed my order – so I am expecting two only of these lovely kits – preprinted quilt top, backing and binding to whch I can add batting and thread – and even a needle too! Contact me quickly – these two won’t last!

PRICE: CHRISTMAS WHOLECLOTH KIT _ YOUR CHOICE OF ANTIQUE WHITE OR NATURAL 40inches complete w backing and bimding $150USD + $25USD shipping = $175USD – specoify if you want thread batting and needle to get going right away on this beauty!

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RECENT ACQUISITIONS:

ABOVE is the gloriously retro “Snowflower” kit in double size and this time I lucked out – the floss kit comes with this one – in the beautiful aqua and lighter olive green that is so Mid Century. This kit will make a wonderfyl statement with your sleek Scandinavian and Eames style furniture and you’ll so enjoy working the embroidery and then handquilting it to make it truly your own heirloom!

PRICE “Snowflower” by Paragon in double/queen size complete with original Peri Lusta floss kit   $290USD + $35USD shipping w insurance and tracking = $325USD

And BELOW: I finally found another Bucilla Imari – this is a classic that has become very hard to find and is just the thing if you have a bedroom that is in a traditional style – can’t you see it offset by one or two pieces of lovely Imari export Japanese or English porcelain? Traditional and very lovely colours are listed for you to supply. No floss kit.

PRICE: Bucilla IMARI double/queen in 100% cotton percale  $225USD + 30USD postage, insurance and tracking/

CONRTACT ME: janet@novascotiaquilts.com to put a hold on these items and arrange for purchase. I am happy to accept personal cheques in USD, International Postal MoneyOrders. again inUSD; or will send you a Paypal invoice on your request.

REMEMBER!! I will not be shipping or accepting payments during the winter months, but if an item is in stock I will put a hold on it for payment and shipping after May 15/14

GET YOUR ORDERS OUT TO ME TODAY _ SHIPPING WILL CONCLUDE NO LATER THAN NOV 15 AND UNTIL THEN IF YUOU PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE ITEM,  SHIPPING IS FREE AND IN ADDITION YOU GET 10% off the price OF YOUR PURCHASES IF YOU BUY MORE THAN ONE ITEM!!

CHEERS!

Janet

New Acquisitions of Vintage Quilt Kits June 2013

Nova Scotia Quilts June 2013 Newsletter finally went out last week after some frustrating technical difficulties. I had found many vintage qult kits to add to my current inventory and also have managed to re-stock several favourites for you.

As you know, I hold back on listing my new acquisitions until the newsletter subscribers have had the first shot at picking them up, and now I am posting them here for you to consider for purchase. Why not send me an email asking  to “Sign Me Up!”  to start receiving these great monthly updates? janet@novascotiaquilts.com

I’m also hopeful that I can soon announce some new stock in the wholecloth quilt kit department – my stock has dwindled and it has been difficult to source these popular kits the last few months…..

Now to list some lovely vintage quilt kits – enjoy!!

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After a long, long wait I again have this beautiful vintage applique quilt kit by Bucilla in stock again – #3128 – a rarer trellis design – all is  present and is in immaculate condition – the applique pieces have all been cut out but the quilt itself has not been started.

PRICE: BUCILLA 3128 DOGWOOD 79×97 to applique $395USD + $30USD shipping, tracking and insurance = $425USD

In addition to this vintage, unstarted quilt kit, I also have the same kit on hand in a started condition – some pieces are sewn on, some are pinned, some are loose and I know there are pieces missing that will need to be matched. With all the lovely solids put out by Moda and the huge range of Kona solids featured on http://www.equilter.com you will have no problem, I’m sure.

Another solution  wuld be to redo the finished parts using the hoffman 1895 line of hand dye batiks – my choice, not necessarily historically correct but I think it would make a lovely quilt.

Are you up for this challenge? If so I can offer this work in progress at a great saving:

PRICE: BUCILLA #3128 DOGWOOD  - WORK IN PROGRESS – yours for  $200USD + $30USD shipping – what a wonderful idea for a summr project!!

TO SECURE EITHER VINTAGE KIT< CONTACT janet@novascotiaquilts.com and we will work out your choice of payment method.

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Above is a treasure from Bucilla – this is one of their early ones. The picture on the front of the package is in black and white indicating along with the printing and the style of the instruction leaflet a date in the late 1940’s or early 50’s. This is a double bed size and is to be cross stitched on a central block design area of beautiful mid blue percale with a traditional border in white around te edge. Quantities of floss required are  given  and the bias binding in the same mid blue is included so that you have a perfect match.

PRICE: BUCILLA’S AMERICAN PROVINCIAL # 2868 90×103 complete with binding $250USD + $30 Shipping, insurance and tracking = $280USD

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Above is Bucilla’s Springtime to be cross stitched. – this vintage kit is double bed sized and comes complete with the factory sealed floss kit to complete it. What a lovely gift this would make for a treasured daughter or granddaughter – very feminine but not over the top in girliness!

PRICE: this beautiful vintage kit comes complete with the original floss kit at $290USD + $30USD to ship, insure and track = $320USD

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Above is another winner – this time from Paragon – this is Tulip Time, a king sized quilt kit to be completed in your choice of colours – you provide the floss. This is a lovely retro 60’s look and would make a classic statement in your master bedroom or guest suite.

PRICE: PARAGON TULIP TIME – king sized quilt kit to cross stitch !08x 103  $250USD + $30USD for shipping, tracking and insurance = $290USD

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I have the very lovely Regency double bed sized quilt kit by Bucilla, to be cross stitched using the factory sealed floss kit that comes with this kit. The “Regency” period in British History roughly corresponds to the Federal Period in post revolutionary America – and reflected a return to classical design and understated elegance. Your home wll be enhanced by this restrained, delicate style.

PRICE: BUCILLA’S double/queen sized vintage quilt kit Regency, with floss (including the rare blending filament in gold) $290USD  includes floss kit + $30USD postage, insurance and tracking = $320USD

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 Above is a very old vintage kit – this is Paragon’s 1944 original Gingham Rose in double bed size. This popular kit design was revived in a king size in the late 50’s to suit the new rage of king sized beds sweeping North America, but this one is the original – hard to find these days!

PRICE: PARAGON GINGHAM ROSE 1944  80×100 stamped for embroidery  $250USD + $30USD postage, insurance and tracking

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Another very early and hard to find quilt kit – I had despaired of finding this one – I have one in my collection which although complete is stained and therefore an unknown quantity – the stained kit must be worked and then handquilted before it can be washed and treated for the staining – my hunch is that although this will not completely wash out it will be so much lessened as to be aceptable in a vintage quilt.

So…………..your choice – take a risk and a challenge for a lesser price, or buy the factory fresh new kit also dating to the 1940’s…..

PRICES: FACTORY FRESH! Paragon’s American Calico – 1940’s double bed size $250USD + $30 Shipping, insurance and tracking = $280

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Paragon’s American Calico 1940’s double bed size with noticeable stain, instruictions included – as is condition $85USD + $30USD shipping, insurance and tracking – sorry folks – this one has SOLD!

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And finally, this beautiful treasure! Another vintage   Paragon cross stitch quilt kit “American Heritage”  factory sealed in double bed size and complete with the floss kit (Peri Lusta threads, of course) also factory sealed – the rich colours reflect the original designs that started coming out of India in the early 1600’s and swept Europe with the luxury of colour, lightweight cotton and oriental design.

The design reflects the “Indian Tree” or Tree of Life pattern and the rich vivid colourings of the new woodblock printed indiennes textiles =- a natural with antique furnishings, this one is a must have!

In addition to the factory sealed items, I also have a kit that has been started and is complete with the floss to carry it to completion. Again – your choice!

PRICES: Paragon’s American Heritage, sealed kit, double size, complete with sealed floss kit $290USD +$30USD shipping, insurance and tracking = $320USD

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Paragon’s American Heritage, double bed size started and with floss to complete $200 + $30USD shipping, ionsurance and tracking = $230USD

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These beautiful vintage quilt kits won’t last long, so be sure to contact me to put a hold on your choice: janet@novascotiaquilts.com

I ship as soon as payment is received – no waiting for your cheque to clear through the bank. You can choose instant pay through paypal with the added advantage of using your credit card; or you can mail me a personal cheque or a USPS International Postal Money Order – your choice

My customer service and my reputation is second to none and I’ve been here online doing business with the largest vintage quilt kit inventory in North America for over 10 years.

Have a wonderful day, enjoy the summer and stay safe!

Warm hugs to all my friends – Janet!!

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FINDING THE VINTAGE QUILT KIT OF YOUR DREAMS

 

I am often called upon to help quiltmakers and collectors source specific vintage kits. Usually the request is quite detailed, with maker, title and call number of the kit. Today I’m posting this for Beryl, who is not at all used to using a computer and although she knows she saw what she wants online, she can’t tell me where – it may have been on my site – or elsewhere. So I’ve done a little legwork and come up with several possibilities. I’m hoping it’s one of these Beryl, because if it is, I am in a positiion to help you out!

I’m often able to do this, and usually haven’t discussed this customer service much online, but in the last year or so I’ve helped a customer find a replacement kit for an heirloom that was stolen in a burglary; and found baby quilt kits in the Beatrix Potter series for the proud grandma of twin boys and provided customers with instruction packages for some of the lovely vintage cross stitch kits on the market.

So if you have a request you think I can help with, don’t be shy – I’m often able to help!

Now to show Beryl and other interested quiltmakers – here’s what I’ve found.

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This is a lovely classic I am fortunate to have in stock, complete with the floss kit in two neutral shades, a medium beige and a darker beige, plus some gold blending filament to add sparkle.

This is Bucilla #3376 “Regency” in the double bed size – a lovely allover design that looks like a snowflake to me.

PRICE: $290USD + $25USD Shipping with insurance and tracking = $315USD contact me: janet@novascotiaquilts.com

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The kit shown below I currently have in stock in your choice of either a double or a king size. I have no floss kit for this but can definitely supply you with sufficient vintage floss from my own stash to wrk the colour version shown; and am likely also to have enough floss to supply other personal colour choices – this kit would look lovely in many colour choices.

Paragon 01142 “Snowflower”

PRICE: double at $225USD and king at $250 – your choice: add $25USD for shipping – contact me: janet@novascotiaquilts.com to arrange purchase using personal cheque, international postal money order or Paypal invoice.

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Beryl specified that her wished for quilt is cross stitch – just to be certain though, I am including this picture of an applique quilt even though I don’t think it’s the one she is looking for – this is a quilt that at one time was available in kit form put out by an unknown company. I have never seen the kit offered anywhere and was lucky to garner a colour picture and a quilting design for it and templates with a placement diagram, so if this one is your heart’s desire – you just might be able to get copies from me and make your own – I believe it came in blue and off white,. and am unsure whether there were other colour choices. Contact me for details if you wish to order copies from me.

I hope the quilts I’ve shown you today pique your interest. Does anyone have any suggestions for other snowflake quilts made from kits that I might follow up on?  I need to find this lady’s dream quilt!

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Enjoy this lovely summer day! Bye for now! Janet

VINTAGE QUILT KITS: NEW LISTINGS

 

It’s been said that patience is a virtue, and I’m feeling really virtuous lately, because  after a long dry spell with few really new finds, I’ve had a couple of very good weeks, finding some very scarce, or some very old and scarce kits in great condition! I want to present several here for you today.

This darling kit shown above is becoming increasingly hard to source, and it seems I no sooner have one of the three different models in stock than it is snapped up. JCA, which  specialized in baby quilts did several kits drawing on the classic Beatrix Potter  illustrations so popular over the years. The kit which is 38×43 inches is stamped on a prequilted textile and comes complete will instructions and all necessary floss – this is simply darling.

Price: JCA Beatrix Potter Mama Bunny 38×43 complete and ready to finish: $125USD +$20USD for shipping = $145USD

If you are looking to complete a whole nursery decor, I have several patterns and kits for cross stitching birth samplers, growth charts and pictures. As well I have a selection of the darling children’s pottery dishware made by Royal Doulton and Royal Albert. Email me at: janet@novascotiaquilts.com for your needs.

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I recently acquired this Paragon 01096 The Farmer in the Dell this child’s quilt is 40×60 inches and is printed for cross stitch on eggshell percale. Dating to 1943, this 70 year old kit is rarely seen. If necessary I can supply floss to complete this kit from my large stash, some of which is vintage.

 Price: Farmer in the Dell, Paragon 01096  $160USD + $20USD shipping = $185, floss extra if needed.

August 11/13 this sweet kit has been placed on HOLD!!

Contact: janet@novascotiaquilts.com if you wish me to place a HOLD on this treasure

 

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Above is the earliest version of Paragon’s #0111 “Tradition” measuring 90×113 inches. This early version was published in a box with a black and white picture on the front. Judging from the style of the instructions and from the reverse side showing Paragon Needlecraft kits displayed in room settings so typical of the late 30’s and 1940’s I suspect the kit dates from that period. Definitely it was before the adaptation of Zip Code on July 1, 1963 as the corporate office is listed as being in NY10, New York. The kit does not come with floss, but is meant to be done in one colour choice to suit your decor. Original box and printed instructions are of course included.

PRICE: Paragon #0111 90×113 Tradition $260USD +$20USD shipping = $280 USD

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The complete original floss kit is very seldom seen for this lovely Paragon kit. This is the 1978 “Colonial America ” cross stitch kit in double bed size at 81×97 inches. There is some very minor age spotting which will likely soak out when the quilt is completed. This kit is opened, but not started in will come to you in a strng ziplock project bag. Below is a picture of the floss kit.

Price: Paragon “Colonial America”  81×97 includes floss kit $290USD + $30USD shipping = $320USD

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And finally, a treasure I’ve been waiting for years to acquire. It is beautiful, and was well worth the wait! The top picture is of  Progress’s The Apple Blossom #1438. The bottom picture is off the stamped applique pieces;. This kit was published also before Zip Codes came into effect and I suspect in the late 1940’s or erly 1950’s. Complete instructions come with the kit, but as is often the case, the binding is missing. This is easily remedied by matching your favourite colour among the applique pieces, and making your own bias binding for the scalloped edges of the quilt.

PRICE: $450USD + $20USD shipping = $470USD

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Nova Scotia Quilts Monthly Newsletter went out last week to those who have signed up – if you haven’t done so already, send me an email  janet@novascotiaquilts.com and tell me to sign you up – you’ll get a monthly digest of all my news including new acquisitions before they go up on my website, and special offers that change on a monthly basis and are for newsletter recipients only. Give it a try!

Keep warm and enjoy those winter quilting  projects!

Janet

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TWO MORE VINTAGE QUILT KITS

 

I’m always amazed that I can still find vintage kits that I have never acquired before, even after collecting for all these years. I have two new ones to show you today, and hope you find them as exquisite as I have.

The first is an applique kit, put out by Bucilla (#3127)  in the period  around 1950-1960. This kit is called Mount Vernon, which was the name of George Washington’s private family estate in Virginia, and the lovely mansion which stood among outbuildings and gardens and plantings which made it a self-sufficient small community.

The design is a series of floral wreaths arranged in an oval and surrounded by the popular early 19th century design of swags and tassels – this design was popular in all forms of the decorative arts during the Federal Period of the new Republic. The classic colours of red and green are used against a clean white 100% cotton background and this will make up into a striking quilt that will become an heirloom piece to be passed down in your family.

This amazing quilt kit is still sealed in its original cellophane wrapper, and is sized at 84×100.

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

SOLD! My April 2013 newsletter wasn’t in folks’ inboxes 5 minutes before this kit sold to a list member!

Be sure you sign up for my newsletters – monthly and always offering specials especially for members! janet@novascotiaquilts.com

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My second find today is the sweet, country-style cross stitch kit “Homestead” #1572 put out by Progress in 100% cotton – it is stitched in country colours and is from the decade 1960-1970 I believe. It comes complete with the lovely floss kit to complete it and the kit is to fit a king sized bed – 108 inches wide by 103 inches long. It is still sealed in the original package and in immaculate condition.

This will make a simply lovely project to work on during the long days of summer and then you’ll be able to do the quilting during the cooler winter days.

The centre of the quilt is made up of traditional sampler motifs of a floral basket, and a house with trees and posies and a fence. A lovely vining border of flowers completes the quilt.

Below are two scans showing you front and back of the still sealed package of floss supplied – lovely vintage colours. Floss is by DMC and Royal Mouline.

PRICE: Progress cross stitch kit Homestead #3127 and floss kit as well:

                size 108×103 $290USD + shipping $30USD = $320USD

Contact me: janet@novascotiaquilts.com to put a hold on either item or arrange for purchase.

And keep checking back – I’m about to list more recent acquisitions.

Janet

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