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Thread: Newspaper Blocks book?

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    Newspaper Blocks book?

    Is there a book of the patterns that were printed in the newspapers a long time ago? I remember seeing clips in my grandmothers stuff but wondered if anyone has collected them.

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    There was definitely patterns in a newspaper - A Kansas paper, maybe Kansas City. I don't have them but a girlfriend does and she doesn't sew or quilt. Maybe I can talk her out of them.
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    I have quite a collection of quilt patterns from the old Kansas City Star newspapers. My aunt saved them.
    I believe there are reprints if you google Kansas City Star quilt patterns or Pickle Dish.

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    Were those the Kansas City Star quilt blocks? A lot has been written about the Kansas City Star quilts. Barbara Brackman is a quilt historian and I believe she has a few books to her credit. An older cousin once showed me some of those instructions stuffed into a legal sized envelope for safe keeping. They were what she started out with in quilting. I think that Farm Journal also carried them.

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    Google Kansas City Star quilt blocks or quilt books. That was the newspaper that printed quilt blocks.

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    I have some old ones from my DM and DGM that came from the Dallas Morning news I believe or the county news paper that came out once a week. I believe I remember several years back seeing a paper back book you could order that had them in it and the story of the woman who published them but I can't remember where I saw it.

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    I know that EB has spoken about the clipping she has and I believe it was the Kansas City Star quilt blocks. There use to be reprints in Fairfield batting from the 80s.
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    The Kansas City Star. Pictures of Patterns were printed in the news paper and then ordered. I have several of the patterns that were my Grandmothers. They are very frageal, as they were printed on newspaper. They are very precious to me.

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    All patterns from 1928 - 1961 have been offered in collections here.. http://www.quilterbydesign.com/kansascitystar.html Oh, how I'd love to collect the entire set! I remember my gramma having quilt patterns from a newspaper, but it must have been in TN. I'm sure a lot of newspapers must have printed patterns for use with feed sack materials.

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    Caution: I think I remember reading that there were often printing errors with those patterns in the newspapers, so be sure to make up one block before cutting all your fabric.

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    Thanks for the links and the ideas y'all I think crafty pat hit on what I was remembering. A paperback with the background story and the patterns. I loved the link but really don't need them full sized.

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