Monday, August 11, 2014

Best Wishes Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection.  It's F142 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line.  Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.  Stitch two pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 and 2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2).  Treat as one piece of fabric for 1, 2 and 3.  Stitch four pieces of fabric together (4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3 then add 4-4).  Treat as one piece of fabric for 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Nostalgic NeedleART Crazy Quilt Block Featured in the Quilt Montage Puzzle from SunsOut, Inc.

About 18 months ago, I was contacted by Lois Sutton for permission to use my company logo in a product that she was designing and trying to sell.  She found my block in Google images. 

Lois is a jigsaw puzzle designer. 

Ever meet a puzzle designer before?  No?  Well, I hadn't either, but someone has to design them, you know.

Several months ago Lois told me that her design had been sold to SunsOut, Inc.  Today I saw that her Quilt Montage puzzle was available for purchase from one of my wholesale vendors.  I have the puzzle on order now.  It will be added to the Vintage Vogue website soon.

My Nostalgic NeedleART Crazy Quilt Block is featured in the lower right corner of the puzzle.

If you'd like a free pattern for the block, you can download it from Vintage Vogue here.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A New Look for Vintage Vogue!

Although I began work on my new website last November, it took a lot longer to migrate everything over to this new software than I originally expected. 

If you visit my website in the next week or so, this is what you'll see. Yes, you're at the right place. 

This is the new Vintage Vogue!

There are a lot of new features in the new site.  I have the capacity now to sell virtual products.  Until they're ready, you can download for FREE the pattern for my signature Nostalgic NeedleART crazy quilt block.

I also have free downloadable color cards for:  Colour Streams Hand Dyed Silk Ribbons and Threads, Hanah Bias Cut Silk Ribbons, French Wired Ribbons, WoolFelt® and German Glass Glitter.

The original categories are all listed on the right side, but if you just want to see all of the books or patterns or threads or ribbons that I have, look above in the horizontal header to shop there.

There's an integrated shipping estimator from the USPS, and I can now easily accept PayPal, too.

Those are just a few of the new changes at Vintage Vogue.

Watch for us to go live soon!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Best Easter Wishes Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue


If you celebrate the season, here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection.  It's E209 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place. 

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line.  Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.  Stitch two pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 and 2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2 and 4-1, 4-2).  Treat as one piece of fabric for 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

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