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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.

Alphabet Quilt Book
These adorable patterns were first published in the 1930s as part of the Nancy Page quilt club. Now in the public domain, the quilt is presented in four quilt block sizes (9", 6", 4.5" and 3") with instructions for putting the blocks and quilt together. Spiral bound for ease of use, you can personalize this quilt with embroidery with birth information for the special baby in your life. Directions are given for both traditional and fusible web applique. Six inch squares make a crib quilt 37" x 55.

Price: $24.95    

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    

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    

Grandpa's Farm Book
Now in spiral bound book form, Grandpa's Farm is a delightful look back to boyhood summers on the farm. Inspired by a visit to relatives in Kansas, this Calico Hills Farm quilt contains 14 individual 12" blocks, plus one large center panel featuring the barn. Finished is quilt is approximately 72" x 90". Book includes full size pull-out patterns for the middle panel.

Price: $29.95    

Great Granny Squared
Here's a new twist on a traditional block. Simplified instructions allow you to make granny blocks in several sizes. Instructions for two quilts, a table runner, a pillow and two adorable embroidery quilt labels are included. Author: Lori Holt; Fat Quarter Shop; 37 pages; softcover.

Price: $13.95    

Irish Chain in a Day
In this second edition, Eleanor Burns updates her classic Irish Chain in a Day with full-color photos and instructions for both the single and double irish chain. These quilts are classics that you will want to make over and over again.

Price: $18.95    

Overall Boys Book
All your favorite Overall Boys are featured in this cute quilt by Patti-Ann Publications. You'll find Suspender Sam, Overall Bill, Fisherman Fred, Farmer Ted, Gardening Gus and more. The 12 applique blocks can be done with either traditional or fusible applique. Full-sized patterns and templates are included. Finished quilt measures 62" x 78". Author: Patti-Ann Publications; softcover.

Price: $19.95 Patti-Ann Publications   

The Colonial Revival era of the 1920s and 30s linked quiltmakers' busy hands with a longing for the past, especially for Colonial times. Members of the American Quilt Study Group accepted the challenge to study quilts of this era by making reproductions of those Colonial Revival quilts from the early 20th century. Included in the book are 28 study quilts, with patterns for 10. Fifteen of the 28 quilts are traveling across the country in a special exhibit. Author: American Quilt Study Group; Kansas City Star; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $27.95    

Sunbonnet ABCs Redwork Book
Sunbonnet ABCs features Molly and Mae as they learn their ABCs. The blocks in this charming spiral bound book are fun-to-stitch and easy-to-do. Each letter of the alphabet is drawn and detailed with Molly and Mae featured in the block. The text that goes with each Letter is also included. This is the original text from the old-fashioned horn book, spiral bound for ease of use. Please Note: The book contains approximately 30 black and white designs suitable for Redwork embroidery. The only color is on the cover.

Price: $19.95    
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