The lovely hand stitched vintage quilt is 68 inches by 45 inches. The backing and border are in a red fabric. Minor repair is needed on the quilt, but it is bright and useful as is.
The vintage quilt is hand stitched and quilted with a machine stitched edge. The backing and edging are a lavender gingham fabric and the quilt does need repair in places or it could be repurposed.
The quilt is 79 inches by 65 inches.
The vintage block quilt is hand stitched patchwork. The backing and edging are off-white - possibly discolored with age. The quilt needs repair in places or it could be repurposed. It measures 75 inches by 83 inches.
The vintage hand stitched quilt face is 66 inches by 84 inches. It is in need of a backing, but it is in good condition.
Vintage celluloid tape measure of kittens playing with a ball of yarn. The image is on both sides of the tape. The tape measure is in good working condition, with the tape pulling out smoothly and retracting well. The tape measure is 1 1/2" across.
This rotating thread holder was made by Westcraft Plastic Products Company. It is about 6 1'2" tall. It is 3 1/2" by 7 7/8" wide. It can hold 4 large spools of thread and 16 small spools of thread. It comes with 16 small spools of thread. The spools are made of wood. The treads are assorted colors and made by JP Coats & Coats and Clark. Circa 1960's. Very nice condition.
An ornately carved early 19th century ivory needlecase. This 3" case measures 7/16" wide, and it unscrews to give access to the sewing needles. The carving is particularly fine and this sewing collectable is in excellent condition with no chips, staining, losses, repairs or damage other than a couple of minor age cracks (see pictures). This item is in very good condition with no chips, losses, damage or repairs other than the age cracks...
Showing the steamship Iowa on one side, and the American eagle with olive branches and arrows perched on a shield depicting the American flag on the reverse, this book is 4-3/4 by 2-3/4" when closed. Inside are 3 paper envelopes for needles; one is missing. The first envelope has no needles inside, the middle one has 2, and the one on the right has 9. The paper is soiled and creased, and there are remnants of black paper for needle storage on the right inside...
Made by Vulcanite Mfg. Co., Lindenhurst, NY, this unused card of 12 safety pins is all original, and probably dates from the 1920s - 30s. The card is 4-1/2 by 2-5/8", and has wrinkles and creases, but the pins appear to have never been removed.
This American Sterling Silver Turn of the Century thimble (issued in 1906) made by the Simons Bros. Co features a rim that says "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"
Marked in the apex STERLING, 10, and the trade mark S within a shield for Simons Bros. STERLING, 10
No holes, pinpricks, repairs, or monogram - ever so slightly out of round, otherwise, excellent
A very desirable piece in any sewing collection
23 PUTTI HEADS make up the lower band of this hard to find American sterling thimble made by Goldsmith, Stern & Co.
Marked on the outside band 10, the anchor logo, STERLING
Pictured on p. 149 of "American Silver Thimbles" by Gay Ann Rogers
A very desirable piece in any sewing collection
Measurements: 3" diameter (not including tail) x 3" tall
Handmade, homemade - possibly a "make do" when a favorite china figurine was damaged.
Excellent, unfaded velvet - pink and green - with green embroidery - and an attached matching sewing strawberry. The tail is black velvet, appropriate for the grey and black coloration of the china dog head.
Hand painted dog head with only a bit of the black paint missing to the tips of the ears and the top of the nose...
Measurements: 7/8" x 1 1/4" x 1"
According to the estate, this was a souvenir of a trip to Italy back in the late 1950's.
Made of punched brass plated metal backed with black glove leather - in the form of a treasure chest.
The sewing accessories within are a thimble, tiny spool with 2 colors of thread, a needle and safety pin.
No damages. Only the red thread appears to have been used.
The thimble photographed in unpolished condition.
Cute little elephant pincushion made of solid silver by Ari D. Norman of London. Fully hallmarked with date code for 1986. Highly detailed. Blue felt holder. Measures about 7/8-inch tall.
Cute little elephant pincushion made of solid silver by Ari D. Norman of London. Fully hallmarked with date code for 1984. Highly detailed. Red felt pin holder. Measures about 7/8-inch tall.
WOW! Great little pincushion! It is an elephant made of pot metal and looks to have been silver plated. Brown felt holder. Marked on the belly: Germany Metal. Measures about 1-5/8 inches tall. Excellent condition, except for some loss of plating.
Nice compact brown leather sewing box or case with silk lining. The box has a wool pin holder, place for three needle packets, four separated spaces for buttons, etc., and a fold-out front with places for tools. This case includes some MOP buttons, three needle packets and an old (slightly rusted but sharp) scissors (Made in England). The textured leather case is marked: Made in England. Measures about 4-1/2 x 3-1/4 x 2 inches when closed...
Nice old roll-up sewing kit made of brown leather and silk fabric inside by Cross. Includes a some needles and thread: 5 spools of thread on the spool holder; 3 needle packets; and 1 braid of thread. All of this is held in a wonderful old brown leather roll-up case marked “Cross”. The case has several pockets, places for implements, a couple of wool pin holders and a spool holder. Measures 6-1/2 inches wide and 11-1/4 inches long when rolled out completely...