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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 $100USD + $25USD shipping = $125USD – 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  

  

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!

Doyou  want to start receiving my monthly newsletter?
Send me an email with “SIGN ME UP” in the subject line – janet @novascotiaquilts.com

Enjoy this lovely summer day! Bye for now! Janet

FREE SHIPPING extended to June 2!

 I just realized that the May 31 deadline for free shipping doesn’t give all you browsers a chance to check out your dream list over the weekend, and take advantage of the free shipping offer.

Just to make things more interesting, I’m offering a 10% discount as well to anyone who buys more than one item. Be sure to use the search box at the top left or check out my inventory listing page at

http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/a-running-record-of-my-current-inventory/ 

I will be sending out my newsletter for June very soon and would urge you to sign up as I’ll be showing many new acquisitions not yet posted on the site – just email janet@novascotiaquilts.com and put in the title line Sign Me Up!

  

I’m going to show you some teasers – kits I currently have in stock with with links to descriptions and pricing, but have at this time perhaps 125 – 150 kits in stock so do get in touch if you have a wishlist -
i can likely supply you…..

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REPRESENTATIVE VINTAGE APPLIQUE QUILT KITS:

http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2011/09/vintage-bucilla-applique-kits-in-stock.html  

Hard to keep this one in stock, but at he moment I have it in both colourways – the red and the yellow

http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/04/vintage-paragon-applique-quilt-kits.html

Above is another gorgeous vintage kit – Paragon made some unique and lovely quilt kits- I currently have this one as a work in progress and also one that is factory sealed.

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VINTAGE CROSS STITCH KITS – MANY WITH FLOSS KIT PROVIDED

http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2011/03/vintage-bucilla-cross-stitch-quilt-kits.html 

Kit is listed as sold on the post but I’ve recently acquired another – priced at  $225USD and $65USD for a floss kit in red and blue

Check out the many other kits I have with beautiful vintage cross stitch designs in 100% cotton

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WHOLECLOTH KITS _ VINTAGE USA MADE:IN FULL SIZE, WALLHANGING SIZE AND BABY SIZE

  

http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/01/wholecloth-quilt-kits-queenking-sized.html

Just indicative of the many choices in a range of sizes – contact janet@novascotiaquilts.com for further assistance

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FINISHED ONE OF A KIND QUILTS, MANY FROM VINTAGE QUILT KITS – CHECK OUT A RECENT POST

http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/05/vintage-finished-quilts-from-kits.html

I have several of my own design like this “Indigo Baskets”, and many more made from vintage kits

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ODDS AND ENDS:

This is a kit for a boudoir pillow put out in the 1930’s by a small midwestern mail order house – sweet! Totally charming – ask me about it! It’s not listed on the site but was featured in a recent newdsletter

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CHILDREN’S AND BABY’S  QUILTS:

 

 http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/03/beatrix-potter-holly-hobbie-and-walt-disneys-bambi-quilt-kits-and-more.html

Both kits shown are shown on the link  - click to see them and others – I have an amazing selection of cross stitch, applique, panels and wholecloth and a few sweet ones all ready made up and ready for gift giving. Grandma alert!!!!

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VINTAGE BED LINENS BOTH IMPORTED FROM FRANCE, AND DOMESTIC!

Products are either 100% cotton muslin or in the case of the French textiles, they are metis – a mix of hemp and flax we call linen.

I also have a nice selection of white on white embroidered and/or lace embellished pillow slips. You’ll have to contact me about these as I don’t yet have them listed or even properly inventoried – that will come when my home renovations are finished and they can come out of safe storage – meanwhile I can help you with your wants and needs. I also have a huge selection of fine vintage hand embellished table linens, but that’s a whole ‘nother story – ask if you’re inclined!

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SO………………..TO SUM UP:

 SIGN UP FOR MY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: GET FREE SHIPPING UNTIL JUNE 2 at MIDNIGHT AND CHOOSE MORE THAN ONE ITEM AND GET AN ADDITIONAL 10% off – I’M  CELEBRATING – THE TEMP IS OVER 80F  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ABOUT 9 MONTHS!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND – Hugs – JANET

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FREE SHIPPING IN NORTH AMERICA: VINTAGE QUILT KITS

At the Quilt Show – Quilts at the Harbour – a few years ago – do try to attend if you are around the Hall’s Harbour area the last weekend in September – the 28th and 29th - it’s always a fun time!

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT SHIPPING: This past winter has seen an astronomical rise in shipping costs in both Canada and the United States. Of course this impacts sellers and buyers both! I know I look twice these days at costs  for shipping when thinking about buying online. A good rule of thumb is – how easily can I source this item locally? Can I source it locally at all? And finally if I can source it will the cost of gasoline to go and get it be just as expensive as having it shipped? I regularly order a 6 month supply of fair trade organic coffee from a local roastery who give a discount for larger purchases and will ship direct to my local post office – otherwise it would be a round trip of at least 70 miles and the use of several hours of my time – so buying online can be a real saving!

With a specialty item such as vintage quilt kits, your chances of sourcing the item you want in the local marketplace can be slim. My inventory, which is the largest in North America, offers you lots of options.

I have always charged less for shipping than the actual cost to do so, and have in the past offered free shipping to any address in North America. I am doing so again - it runs from today until midnight May 31, 2013. Buy one or several with no charge for shipping which includes insurance, tracking and airmail post. You won’t be sorry you did – this offer applies to any item currently listed on this site.

                  FREE SHIPPING TO ANY ADDRESS IN NORTH AMERICA UNTIL MAY 31/13!!

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A few typical items are shown below – browse all my entries for more, or use the easy search option on the site if you have a specific item in mind.

http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/04/vintage-paragon-applique-quilt-kits.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/01/wholecloth-quilt-kits-queenking-sized.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/03/beatrix-potter-holly-hobbie-and-walt-disneys-bambi-quilt-kits-and-more.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/05/vintage-quilt-kits-recent-finds.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/04/vintage-cross-stitch-qult-kits-with-floss.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2011/10/a-real-find-lee-wards-08-90541-pansy-vinjtage-applique-quilt-kit.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2011/03/vintage-progress-and-paragon-cross-stitch-quilt-kits.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/03/sneak-peek-sample-newsletter-march-2013-now-online-for-you-to-view-sneak-peek.html

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Please contact me to reserve any kits you want to purchase – janet@novascotiaquilts.com – you can ask for a Paypal invoice, or you may choose to mail a personal cheque in USD or an internatonial postal money order in USD.

I know my inventory will be depleted quickly with this special offer so I advise you to act quickly.

In addition – send me an email with SIGN ME UP in the title heading to subscribe to my interesting and popular monthly newsletter – send it to janet@novascotiaquilts.com

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Have a lovely weekend!! – Hugs from Janet

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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