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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.


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    
 


Orphan Block Quilts
Orphan blocks can find their way into any quilter's life. Whether they are left over from an unfinished project, collectible blocks found at a garage sale, or even antique blocks discovered in your Great Aunt's attic, author Tricia Lynn Maloney will teach you how to care and make a home for them. There are 14 projects with 11 variations, from full-size bed quilts to table runners, incorporating blocks from the 1880s to the 1950s. Advice on settings is included.

Price: $24.99    
 


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   
 


Preserving History
Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own version of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish are included. Author: Julie Hendricksen; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
 


Quilting Those Flirty 30s
Author Cynthia Tomaszewski presents a charming selection of applique projects showcasing 1930s reproduction fabrics. These unique patterns sparkle with an updated, trendy look. There are 11 delightful designs, including an apron, table runner, potholders, tea cozy, quilts and more. Tasty cookie recipes are also included.

Price: $28.99    
 


Revival
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    
 


Roaring Through the 20s
Carolyn McCormick brings you a pair of delightful paper pieced sampler quilts using patterns from the 1920s. You can choose to make a large quilt using the 20 ten-inch patterns or a miniature using the four inch patterns. She's even included a bonus five inch pattern for a ribbon border. The book gives you a glimpse into the flapper era with vignettes straight from the 1920s era Montgomery Ward's catalogue.

Price: $29.95    
 


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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