30s

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
As with all "interlocking" block patterns, this charming quilt is deceptively easy. Originally offered in a newspaper advertisement in the 1930s for "three...

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by Kim Brackett
This pretty pattern is surprisingly easy to construct. While the white center squares look like they're set in, the blocks are assembled with partial seams...

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
Take turns performing a variety of quiltmaking techniques--machine sewing, curved piecing, hand applique, and template making--in this breathtaking homage...

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by Nancy Mahoney
Designed by Nancy Mahoney. A sweet, Depression-era block design goes from technically tricky to satisfyingly simple with the ease of fusible appliqué....

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
A Depression-era block first shared in the Spokane Daily Chronicle newspaper, this Double Windmill pattern is a perfect opportunity to showcase a large,...

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by Nancy Mahoney
In nature, no two roses are alike, so the designer made each rose different in this design from the 1930s. She used one green print for the leaves, which...

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
Clipped from a Depression-era newspaper, this lively "Box Quilt" quilt block features an all-print star in the center and strong solid colors in the corners...

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by Nancy J. Martin
Foursquare is the perfect pattern to showcase juvenile and novelty prints, as well as 1930s reproduction fabrics. With its snappy red-white-and-blue color...

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
This stunning quilt is a remake of an old quilt from the 1930s, found faded and in tatters. Sixteen solid-colored fabrics, floating rings of unbleached...

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by Nancy Mahoney
Air travel was in its infancy in the 1930s, so quilters were inspired by airplanes. The gentle curves in this quilt are easy to achieve using the...

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by Nancy Mahoney
During the 1930s, realistic-looking flowers were a popular applique design. This block features graceful stems and delicate flowers. For each flower, the...

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by Nancy Mahoney
Create a beautiful fan quilt that sweeps you back in time to the 1930s. This design is ideal for charm squares or for using up lots of little scraps. The...

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by Nancy J. Martin
Prints from the 1930s and 1940s have nostalgic appeal, and their small scale makes them an excellent choice for a baby quilt. The yellow sashing energizes...

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
Alice Brooks's line of quilt patterns was a fixture in newspapers in the 1930s, and this one offers a challenge for any quilter who wants to make a true...

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by Nancy Mahoney
The charming block in this quilt was originally designed for piecing with curved seams and several templates in the 1930s. Acclaimed designer Nancy Mahoney...

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by Nancy Mahoney
This delightful but tricky block was originally available from the Clinton Herald in the 1930s. Nancy Mahoney simplified the construction by adding narrow...

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by Nancy Mahoney
For this quilt, I used scraps of blue, red, and pink prints, plus a few yellow prints to add a little zip, and a cream for the block background. Then I set...

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by Ellen Pahl
Soft, sweet 1930's reproduction prints combine with hand-dyed solid fabrics in this easy project. Make it for a doll quilt or use it in the center of your...

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
Inspired by a newspaper clipping of a quilt block from the 1930s, this cheerful design is perfect for using up little remnants of reproduction prints....

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
Start your own sewing adventure with this piecing challenge from the 1930s. Gather scraps of reproduction prints and solids to make the hexagon-shaped...

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by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
Inspired by an antique quilt made and signed by quilters in 1931, this signature quilt can feature the names of guild members, bee buddies, or family and...

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by Nancy Mahoney
This lovely design from the 1930s was originally a patchwork pattern, but the block has been converted and is now perfect for fusible applique. Even though...

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by Nancy Mahoney
To create this lovely design from the 1930s, expert quiltmaker Nancy Mahoney simplified the construction of the original block and switched tricky templates...