Archive for the ‘Paragon vintage cross stitch quilt kit’ Category



All sorts of things turned up in the inventory I recently did of my stock of vintage applique, cross stitch and wholecloth kits.  One of the most striking things I began to notice as i went through container after container of kits was the large number of cross stitch quilt kits I have with their floss kits attached or vintage skeins of embroidery floss that the owner had purchased and put with her kit. So, without further rambling comment, I’m going to show you loads of pictures and tell you how you can own one of these lovely kits cmplete with floss so you can start working on it as soon as it arrives.

(By the way, I managed somehow to get some pictures out of order – this picture below  goes with the description of ‘Remembrance’ a few jumps below – sorry!!)



Above, I’m showing a partially completed kit called “Lancaster”, by Bucilla  #3637 , in double bed size- this comes with sufficient floss in two shades of blue to finish this quilt top. In addition I have another unstarted kit that comes complete with the untouched floss kit in gold. Choose either!

PRICE: LANCASTER unstarted, in gold:  $290USD includs floss kit + $30USD shipping, insurance and tracking

                 LANCASTER partially completed with floss: $290USD + $30 shipping, insurance and tracking


Above is shown Bucilla’s Regency $3376, a lovely classic pattern based on a 19th century quilt. This double bed sized kit comes complete with the floss kit, wich includes a gold blending filament to enhance the design. This filament was not found in all the floss kits, and is impossible to source new now – I know, as I tried to help a quilter source some and had no success.

PRICE: Bucilla #3376 “Regency” double  $290USD floss kit included + $30shipping, tracking and insurance


Below, there is a photo of one of two identical single bed sized (72×103) kits  Remembrance that come complete with floss – one of them has been started and the other is unopened – the floss must have been seperately sourced, since it is Peri Lusta which was the gold standard in floss and is no longer being produced.

I’m not positive, but I may also have a double bed sized quilt kit in this pattern – contact me –  if you’d like me to look and see if I do……………..

PRICE: a pair of “Remebrance” single sized quilt kits with floss  $375USD + $30USD shipping, insurance and tracking



 Here is “Songbirds” which has got to be one of the prettiest kits around! double bed size and unopened floss kit.

PRICE: Songbirds   $290USD, floss kit included + $30USD shipping, tracking and insurance 


 Another sweet kit – lots of roses – Briar Rose – in the pink colourway floss kit included as shown on this double bed sized quilt kit.

PRICE:  Briar Rose double size with floss  $290USD + $30 shipping, tracking and insurance


 Above is the Double bed sized Spanish Rose kit – meant to be embroidered in one colour, this comes with the gold floss kit.  A very special price for this lovely vintage quilt kit with floss.

PRICE: $275USD floss included + $30USD shipping, tracking and insurance


 Above is Bucilla #3218 Acorn Harvest in double/queen – 90×103 complete with floss kit in lovely autumn colours. This pattern follows a traditional oak leaf and acorn wreath pattern popular in applique quilts before 1900 

PRICE:  $290USD + $30USD shipping, traking and insurance


Above is the lovely vintage Bucilla cross stitch quilt kit Williamstown, and you can take your choice of either a deep red or a darker blue when you purchase it complete with floss kit. This kit is 90×103 so will fit a queen sized mattress.

PRICE:  Williamstown by Bucilla 90×103 complete with floss kit $290USD + $30USD shipping, tracking and insurance



Another great kit – this one is “Berry Patch” by Bucilla complete with a sealed floss kit. This double cross stitch quilt kit was manufactured in 1974. A lovely choice – this wil be an heirloom to pass down in your family if you hoose to make it.

PRICE:  Berry Patch by Bucilla double size complete with floss kit  $290USD + $30USD shipping, tracking and insurance


Another double bed sized quilt kit, this is “Gingham Daisy” by Bucilla #3633, and comes complete with the floss kit to complete it. A sweet quilt to make for a teen daughter or grand daughter, this one should be fun to do.

PRICE: Gingham Daisy #3633 by Bucilla $290USD + $30USD shipping, insurance and tracking





Below are two kits complete with floss in a size that is hard to find. These quilts, when fished will fit a twin bed in the case of Seven Seas, or a youth bed in the case of Jack and Jill. Both these kits are manufactured in the USA by Bucilla.

It’s hard to find a kit that is appropriate for a boy, and this one is very well suited, with its nautical motif and dark, strong colours for the embroidery – ideal for a young boy who has outgrown the babyish cartoon themed bedding popular these days. The quilt finishes to 64×90 so will be useful for a long time as a bed quilt. The floss supplied is shown below.

PRICE: Twin sized “Seven Seas” by Bucilla complete with floss $195USD + $25 shipping, insurance and tracking


And finally, a classic 1950’s kit by Bucilla: Jack and Jill, measuring  54×72 to fit a twin as a coverlet, or a youth bed as a quilt – this one also has the floss supplied in the package. This  is a natural for that retro decorated nursery!!!

PRICE: $175USD includes floss + $25 shipping, insurance and tracking


If you wish to find out more, or proceed to purchase – contact me   I accept personal cheques and ihnternational postal money orders in USD mailed to me, or can send you a paypal invoice. Shipping takes place after payment is received.






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: for your needs.


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: if you wish me to place a HOLD on this treasure



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


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


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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Additional Pictures for Paragon cross stitch #01179 Renaissance

kit is in immaculate condition


I just took advantage of a slight break in the weather on this humid and drizzly spring day – everything is finally popping into bud and you can practically hear the grass grow!
reverse side of package insert Paragon Renaissance #01179

Unfortunately it was too wet to take this pristine quilt kit outside so I must apologize for the darkness and shadow in the pictures. I would rather have had enough natural light to avoid flash – but Hey Ho! what can you do? And we do need rain – smile.  

Paragon cs #01179 Renaissance 90x103 colour package insert


I hope the pictures do show the crisp and clean condition of this beauty! Fresh and sweet smelling too!  


I have just heard from the customer for whom I was holding this kit; she has bought the kit and tells me this story:

“I started that quilt when I was 18, back in 1971.  I did all the embroidery and my grandma did  the quilting. My goal was to do a quilt for each of my kids and this one was to be my daughter’s.  In 2006, the quilt was stolen in a home burglary.  After that, I did another embroidered quilt top to replace the Renaissance quilt, but always missed that first quilt.  I got the idea to look for a kit like the original one and found your website.  I was super excited to find one, only to learn that it was sold a week prior.  However, you looked for another for me and I am buying it now.  I can’t wait to get it and get started.  It will help me to feel whole again! 

By the way, a big Thank You!” 

I’m thrilled to have been instrumental in finding this lovely vintage kit for this lady!

Paragon Garden Bouquet applique, and Paragon Renaissance vintage cross stitch quilt kits back in stock!

I’m happy that I have two rare and sought after vintage Paragon quilt kits back in stock:
Below is the lovely Garden Bouquet #01188 - an album style applique kit that is adapted from an antique quilt in a well known Museum Collection. The colourway of blues, greens and a small amount of rose pink is as lovely today as it was 40 years ago.

Paragon Garden Bouquet quilt kit for applique double/queen


Pictured below are the materials, including binding and embroidery floss for highlights.

Paragon Garden Bouquet - double/queen - materials for applique and binding



This lovely and very rare Paragon  cross stitch kit in double/queen size (90×103) is #01179 Renaissance.    

Paragon #01179 Renaissance - double 90x103 vintage quilt kit for cross stitch


I have just unfolded and photographed this lovely kit and find it smells sweet and fresh and has not a mark on it! The paper fronting the package has a good clear picture of the quilt in colour on front and the reverse of the sheet has all the instruction  and the thread requirements – this is going to be a treasure for someone! Wish I could keep it for myself, but there is already interest in it!    

PRICE: Paragon Renaissance #01179 double/queen $230USD + $20 shipping = $250USD tacking and insurance included    






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           


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