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Thread: What is your favorite vintage quilt pattern

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    What is your favorite vintage quilt pattern

    I have some fun little 30s repo. fabrics and I want to make a quilt that looks like one my Nannie would have made. Can't decide on a pattern. What is your favorite for this type of quilt? I am so excited to use these fabrics but can't make up my mind.
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    9 patch or log cabin comes to mind for me. I like traditional patterns for reproduction fabrics.

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    Have you ever read Eleanor Burns Egg Money Quilts? You might be able to find it at your local library. If the library doesn't have it on the shelf, ask if they can get from another library. Egg Money Quilts is about quilts from the 30's. If you would like to watch videos of her series Egg Money Quilts, go to Quilt in a Day, Media Theater and scroll down the list and you will find it. Traditional patterns in 30's repo fabrics and step by step instructions. Good Luck!

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    how about a basket quilt? They come across very vintage to me.
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    Name:  Tulip Butterfly Quilt 002.jpg
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Size:  71.4 KBMy mother gave me some small pieces of real old fabrics and this wall hanging is what I made with them.
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    I would use them with white or muslin fabric. My favorite quilt from my childhood is a 4 patch.... squares paired with muslin. Let us know what you decide on

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    Search online for 30's quilts - there are some wonderful samplers. I've got some 30's reproduction fabrics that I want to use too.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=30's...w=1067&bih=604

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    This is one of my favorites.

    http://www.qisforquilter.com/wp-cont...sasdugout4.jpg

    I also like dresden plate, wagon wheel, a sashed nine -patch, hole in the barn door, and 9-patch with a solid alternate block.
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    Log cabin or Dresden plate.
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    You can watch the videos for all the blocks in Eleanor Burns' Egg Money Quilts book for free on line at www.quiltinaday.com That might get the creative juices flowing.

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    Darlene Zimmerman has some nice patterns for 30's prints:

    http://www.feedsacklady.com/

    Plus a freebie:

    http://www.feedsacklady.com/pdfs/FeedsackFancy.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    Name:  Tulip Butterfly Quilt 002.jpg
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Size:  71.4 KBMy mother gave me some small pieces of real old fabrics and this wall hanging is what I made with them.
    That is adorable, love it.

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    My absolute favorite is double wedding ring. Have been collecting vintage fabrics for awhile to do one. Not sure I want to use the reproduction ones, but may

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    GFG, Double Wedding Ring, Dresden Plate.

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    I have lots of reproduction feedsack fabric and I am going to make this next. http://www.feedsacklady.com/FeedsackPatches.php I bought the aqua fabric from Fabric.com and it is just gorgeous!! I have also made several tumbler quilts and just finished a Film at Five quilt with feedsack reproductions.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I am so in love with these fabrics, I am scared to use them, lol. I am looking at the links you provided along with a tumbler pattern, a snowball pattern and a star pattern. So many ideas!

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    My favorite would have to be the "Double Wedding Ring" It's on my "To Do" list.

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    Lots of nice ideas.
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    Don't forget Drunkard's Path.

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    Double Wedding ring or Churn Dash

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    Grandmothers Fan or Dresdens are my favorite

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    9 patch. I do this pattern over and over again, just love it.

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    My very favorite is Grandmother's Flower Garden. I don't think I want to make one though.

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    Nine patch or log cabin.
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    You know... I don't know why, but I just love the Churn Dash pattern! I'll be making one as soon as I get some other projects completed... just love that little pattern...
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