Fun Find Friday: Antique (free) Craft Pattern Library

This week I stumbled on an awesome website through another craft pattern blog post. It has HUNDREDS of old craft patterns for knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, and the list goes on……

It’s the Antique Pattern Library compiled by New Media Arts, Inc.

The booklets on this website contain antique patterns, some published as early as the 1800s, with links to download the complete booklet in .pdf form (for free)! I have loved looking through some of these pattern books. I think it’s fascinating to see the old styles and fashions, as well as the cover artwork.

How awesome is this Irish crochet coat from this booklet? Can you imagine wearing it as “everyday” clothing?Fun Find Friday Antique Patterns

I hope you enjoy this trove of patterns – they will certainly keep you busy!

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Americana Four-Patch Quilt: Top Finished!

Hi, everyone!

I wanted to share this photo of a quilt top I just finished.

Americana Four-Patch Quilt

I designed this twin-size pattern and sewed it with my mom’s scraps from another quilt. It has taken me several months to complete, mostly because I have not worked on it since last fall. Last night, I decided to get it out – and I finished it in about 2 more hours. The top is now done, and it’s ready to send to the quilter’s! I really like the Americana-style color combination. It will make a nice throw for me – plus I’ll use it to “decorate” my bed for July 4th!