Vintage Embroidery Designs

This 13 page copy of a vintage embroidery design catalog has been on my computer for so long I can't remember where I got it.  Being that it's in the public domain, I thought I'd share it with you.  There are designs here that will work well on crazy quilting projects as well as other items.  Enlarge or reduce as you like.  Aren't computers grand!!  If you happen to work one up, I would love to share it with everyone.  Don't hesitate to send a scan for me.  Here is an example of the designs you'll find when you click here. Be patient, it is a large file.

21 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Maureen! These look so much like the 'penny squares' I've seen. Simply wonderful!
    Barbara in TN - LOS

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  2. I jsut clicked over from Craft Gossip to check this out. I would love to link to this post if you didn't mind, these patterns are great!

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  3. Thank you so much for these Maureen! I see several I'm anxious to play around with.

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  4. these are georgous I do not embroider but I design tatted patterns and I can envision some of these in tatting.
    THANKS
    Have a great day

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  5. Thank you soooooo much for doing that Maureen. The patterns are lovely and I particularly like the peacock.

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  6. I love the bear smoking the pipe. Thanks so much for sharing this catalog!

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  7. Hi Maureen, and thanks sooo much for sharing this. I've not done much embroidery, I'm more of a patchwork and quilting person :) But those vintage patterns are so delicious that who knows...

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  8. Thank you. These will be very useful

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  9. Thankyou so much for sharing these ......... they're delightful!

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  10. Thank you for the lovely embroidery designs. I can see lots of uses for these.

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  11. Love these old patterns, Maureen, and love to see what you'll do with them. The oak leaf border is calling to me! Thanks, Lynn in SoCal

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  12. Ah, Very Nice little booklet of designs! Thanks, Maureen!

    There are times when I wish I had ten arms and hands, and the ability to do something different with each pair of 'em!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this designs. Please explain what the numbers in the diagram like 4X6 means. is it height & width. after that one more number is there.. like 5c. what does it mean?

    Jisha, Muscat

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  14. I just love these designs. It takes me back to my childhood. I guess that shows how old I am!

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  15. Maureen, thank you so much for sharing these patterns! I see many embroidery possibilities.

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  16. Hi Maureen...finding these vintage embroidery designs is a treat....Thank you so much for posting. Marianne in Texas

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  17. Thank You Maureen, i love them! So pretty ♥

    Sarah
    Dolly Donations

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  18. Lovely Victoria Fan. Can't wait to make one.

    Lydia

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  19. thank you. I do like the vintage patterns so much better than modern ones.

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