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Antique Toy Sewing Machines by: D. & R. Matter

Small sewing machines have been sold as toys for girls for nearly 100 years. This booklet is for collectors of toy sewing machines, featuring pictures...

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Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques by: Kristina Harris

This vintage how-to manual the first modern American sewing book provided turn-of-the-century seamstresses with clear instructions for altering patter...

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Gay & Gifty Potholders by: Barbara Mauzy

Before plastic handles and asbestos oven mitts retrieving items from a hot oven was difficult and moving a hot kettle could be hazardous. What options...

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Button Button by: Peggy Ann Osborne

This well-organized guide is recommended by the Button Society as a book that every button collector and dealer should own. The standard book in the f...

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Standard Book of Quilt Making & Collecting by: Marguerite Ickis

Here is the best available book on quilt making - a complete, easy-to-follow guide that shows you how to make beautiful, useful quilts that you will b...

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Figural Tape Measures Collecting Figural Tape Measures by: Arbittier & Morphy

Tape measures, those useful sewing tools in imaginative cases, are now becoming a collecting passion. Presented here are over 700 tape measures in bra...

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Mariner's Compass Quilts: Solid & Split Point Patterns by: Cynthia Sisler Simms

This book is a design resource and step-by-step guide to new patterns and shapes for the traditional Mariner's Compass quilt motif. Learn to replace t...

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Collecting Handkerchiefs by: Roseanna Mihalick

Handkerchiefs are the perfect collectible: they are inexpensive, useful, decorative, fun, and easy to pack in a suitcase! Whether a souvenir of a memo...

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Encyclopedia of Buttons, 6th Ed by: Sally Luscomb

The bible book of buttons is back in an updated and revised sixth edition. This is the best introduction to the world of buttons that has ever been wr...

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Military Sweetheart Mother Pillows Sweetheart & Mother Pillows, 1917-1945 (Military Souvenir sold at PX) by: Patricia Cummings

Sweetheart and Mother military pillow covers provide a point of departure for the study of World War I and II and the years of Civilian Conservation C...

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Terry Cloth Terry Cloth by: Monique Combes

Terry cloth was once relegated to towels for the kitchen and bathroom, but, after World War II, it was embraced as a bold, colorful, and comfortable f...

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Quilts Sold!: Heirloom & Antique by: Dave & Kathy Prochnow

Have you always wanted to know how to estimate a quilt's age? Do you wonder what a circa-1840 quilt might cost you? Have you ever wanted to make your ...

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Textiles of the Arts & Crafts Movement by: Linda Parry

"Lucid exposition of the artistic and industrial background of the movement ... its excellent plates ... convey the richness and subtlety of color so ...

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Hooked Rugs Today Hooked Rugs Today: Strong Women, Flowers, Animals, Children, Christmas, Miniautres by: Amy Oxford

A giant high-top sneaker embellished with golden scissors floats in a polka dot sky along with the surprising motto, "Run With Scissors." Hooked rug m...

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Modern Hooked Rugs Modern Hooked Rugs by: Linda Rae Coughlin

This wonderful book contains stunning images of 540 rugs crafted by 292 of today's contemporary rug hooking artists. They are rugs made by a group of ...

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Baubles Buttons Beads Baubles, Buttons & Beads (European Bohemian Vintage Jewelry & Buttons) by: Sibylle Jargstorf

In Europe, Bohemian craftsman were some of the greatest designers of vintage jewelry, buttons and beads. This collectors guide explores these gorgeous...

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Fun Buttons Fun Buttons by: Peggy Ann Osborne

Fun Buttons is different! Humor in button subjects and design is featured in the nearly 400 color photographs, text and captions. From all over the wo...

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Vintage Linens & Handkerchiefs Fun Linens & Handkerchiefs of the 20th Century by: Elizabeth Scofield & Peggy Zalamea

Whimsical household linens of the mid-twentieth century, most from the "fun linen" period after World War II and through the 1960s, fill this book. Th...

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Vintage Tablecloths Collector's Guide to Vintage Tablecloths by: Pamela Glasell

Sweet strawberries, bold florals, grandma's kitchen plaid, and state souvenir tablecloths: these are some of the images in this comprehensive referenc...

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Souvenir Tablecloths & Linens by: Glasell

Revisit those family vacations of yore through these charming, colorful tablecloths and linens. These whimsical collectibles are fun "snapshots" of Am...

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Terrific Tablecloths by: Loretta Smith Fehling

Terrific Tablecloths from the '40s and '50s is a must have book for anyone interested in textiles. These tablecloths take us back to mom's or grandma'...

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Elegant Table Linens Elegant Table Linens (1920s-1984 Collector Reference) by: Michelle Hayes

This beautiful book is the first to exclusively present what many agree are the very best of vintage household linens, the products of the Weil & Durr...

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Collectible Kitchen Towels Fun & Collectible Kitchen Towels by: Michelle Hayes

Bright colors, cheerful patterns, storybook rhymes, art of every style has been printed on vintage kitchen towels. Today's collectors use these wonder...

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Colorful Vintage Kitchen Towels by: Erin Henderson, Yvonne Barineau

We hate to name drop, but this beautiful book features the top manufacturers and designers of kitchen towels from the 1930s to the 1960s! From the del...

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Quilts of the Oregon Trail by: Mary Bywater Cross

Between 1840 and 1870, thousands of women arrived in the Pacific Northwest by way of the Oregon Trail. This migration or "leave taking" was a life-cha...

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Contemporary Hooked Rugs by: Linda Rae Coughlin

This beautiful book features an exciting and wonderfully diverse selection of over 475 rugs created by 270 of today's contemporary rug hooking artists...

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More Terrific Tablecloths More Terrific Tablecloths by: Loretta Smith Fehling

This book captures a rich part of our textile history. With over 300 delightful photographs, it presents an array of vintage and antique tablecloths f...

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Amish Quilts of Lancaster County by: Patricia T. Herr

Enjoy the bold design and glowing colors of Amish quilts, specifically the 82 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Amish quilts formerly known as the Espri...

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The Big Book of Hooked Rugs 1950s - 1980s by: Jessie A. Turbayne

Using over 450 vintage color photographs, this handsome album chronicles the pivotal years of rug hooking-from the 1950s through the mid-1980s. During...

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1940s Gingham Aprons Gingham Aprons of the '40s & '50s: A Checkered Past by: Judy Florence

Far from having a checkered past, gingham aprons were popular kitchen fashions in the mid-twentieth century. This charming volume of over 300 full col...

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