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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

RARE, HARD-TO-SOURCE VINTAGE APPLIQUE QUILT KITS (and an unusual Shaker Tree of Life Kit from 1990)

I was hoping to do a rather long and picture heavy post, but it’s either me, wordpress or a reluctant computer which is preventing me posting the number of pictures I have loaded in my gallery for you. So, I’ve decided to do this post –  only one lovely early Paragon kit I’ve been holding on to hoping to finish it myself.   If I can I will make several more posts to accomplish what I had originally planned.

Here is the package picture for Rose of Sharon (Paragon 01130). This was, I suspect, manufactured in the mid to late 50’s because at that time, most of the cover pictures were shown in black and white.

The kit has ben started and then carefully stored and as far as I can see all pieces are intact and the fabric is claen and strong. The handwork has been done by an experienced needlewoman.

The prints are a very nice reproduction of prints seen in applique quilts of the nineteenth century – Paragon used this same pattern in several other kits of that period – namely the American Glory kit, which I also have in stock.

The colours are indeed olvely, aren’t they? Looking at this, I am wanting still to finish it for myself, but I can’t do every quilt I want to do! The quilt is based on historic precedence – many of this type are seen in museum collections.

I have decided to put a very attractive price on this beauty – I’m trying to reduce my inventory of what I call orphans and waifs – started quilt tops that need someone to take them in and love them and finish them as a future heirloom. And so, I am ready to send this beauty out to you carefully packed, mailed with a tracking number and suitable insurance:

PRICE: PARAGON ROSE OF SHARON #01130, size 80×100 100% cotton circa 1955, already started

$275USD + shipping $30USD = $305USD in total

SOLD  JULY 2014

Contact: janet@novascotiaquilts.com to secure this beauty – payment is easily accomplished and the kit ships on receipt of payment – no waiting for your cheque to clear!

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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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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 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

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