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Books - 1930s/40s
Books in this department will help you recreate 1930s and 1940s quilts. Well-loved and filled with memories, these quilt books will take you back in time.


A Simple Life
A Simple Life includes quilts inspired by the '50s, a peek back into the 1950s through the entries of Hazel Ilene Hyde into her little red diary through high school. The projects have retro country flair. A main quilt is a featured block of the month program. Six additional quilts, a tablecloth and dresser scarf are all made based on the diary. Author: Shelly Pagliai; Kansas City Star; 94 pages; softcover.

Price: $27.95    
 


A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue
Using today's fabrics, authors Christine Porter and Darra Williamson have given Sunbonnet Sue an updated look. You can create the same look or use 1930s/40s reproductions for a more traditional project. There are 12 small quilts featuring different themes--one for each month of the year. Full-size pattern pieces and fast-and-easy fusible applique are also included.

Price: $24.99    
 


Alphabet Quilt Book
This book presents the vintage applique patterns for the Alphabet Quilt first published in the 1930s as part of the Nancy Page quilt club. Six inch square are the idea size for a crib quilt (37" x 55"). Three inch makes a smaller quilt as a nice gift for a new baby. Personalize it with embroidery in the borders with birth information. Directions are given for freezer paper applique where you can hold the applique turn under without having to baste.

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Price: $19.99    

 


Anna's Quilt
A goosebump moment of discovering her Aunt Anna's quilt in a book led Donna di Natale on a hut for the quilt's origin. And the enduring freshness of the 1930s quilt design led her to recreating the quilt using modern techniques and materials. The templates for the quilt are based on the original design. Other projects include a wool applique wall hanging, and a small table topper. Every project contains the rose applique found in Anna's original quilt to demonstrate the timelessness of the design. Author: Donna di Natale; Kansas City Star Quilts; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $23.95    
 


Bear Paw Quilt Book Compilation
We bet you'll bearly be able to stand how adorable this quilt really is! And, once it's completed, you'll know you made it with your own bear hands! And whether you make it for your dear, sweet honey or as a gift for friends, it's definitely going to be a beary special quilt they'll love to hibernate with. Click on the picture for more details on what is included in this delightful book. Editor: Rachel Greco; Grandma's Attic; 38 pages; softcover with spiral bind.

Price: $19.95    
 


Caring for Your Quilts
Should you quilt the top that you found at the estate sale? Is it possible to get that nasty stain out of your favorite quilt? Hallye Bone of St. Louis, Missouri answers these questions and more. She packs a wealth of information on how to care for your beloved textiles into this handy little volume. You'll find tips on storing, laundering, airing and displaying your quilts. Hallye tells how to make much-needed repairs on worn binding, applique and pieced areas, even on holes that go completely through the quilt. Whether you're a quilter or a collector, you'll want this book at your fingertips.

Price: $9.99    
 


Fancy to Frugal
Create the nostalgic heirloom quilts you've always dreamed of with authentic quilt patterns from the 1930s. This book is a follow-up to the book Link to the 30s. It offers 10 authentic patterns from the 1930s. True to the era, with intricate hand-quilting patterns incorporated into every project, the quilts are nothing less than exquisite. You'll learn a variety of techniques as you feature the reproduction fabrics you love in quilts that will be treasured for generations to come.

Price: $26.99    
 


Farm Fresh Quilts
Celebrate the simple life with these farm fresh quilts. The hens, chicks, pigs, cow and bees are inspired quilts, toppers, a pillow and tea towels. There are six beautiful quilts and eight projects, including a Simple Life quilt where everything comes together. Author: Kim Gaddy; Kansas City Star; 84 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.95    
 


Feedsack Secrets
The poverty of the Depression and fabric shortages during World War II made feedsacks highly important to the quilter during the 1930s and 1940s. In Feedsack Secrets, quilt historian Gloria Nixon gives us fascinating tidbits about the patterned feedsack. Women met regularly for fabric swaps. Fabric restrictions dictated styles. Feedsacks played a part in political contests, accurately predicting Truman's win in the 1948 presidential election. A feed company held a contest for the best-dressed chicken. Nixon's Feedsack Secrets is a colorful, fun and fascinating ride through a great period of American fabric history.

Price: $24.99    
 


Flying Geese Quilt in a Day
you must try this fast, easy method of making perfect Geese from just two squares. Plus there is very little waste. The method is even simpler using our 4"x8" Geese ruler!

Price: $14.95    
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