Vintage and antique applique quilts are offered for sale on this page. Applique quilts are those quilts that one piece of fabric is put on top of the other, usually the ground fabric and stitched down either by hand or machine. These may be 19th or 20th century quilts. Be sure and check out the other quilt pages and the Galleries. Remember too that layaway is always available.
This is literally one Sweetheart of a quilt... Roses in a Heart applique with a border of applqiue. The condition of this quilt is excellent! It is ready to be given to that special person,,, or just get it for your self as a gift. A nice one also to add to a collection,,, one I have not seen in the many kit quilts I have had. It is a kit quilt and has been washed so is ready to enjoy. There's still some slight tell tell signs on the edge, that says Lee Wards, Elgin, Ill #8-9031. The neat narrow pink separate binding is stitched on by hand. The hand quilting is done at a nice 7-8 spi and also the applique is hand done. A beautiful design with a lovely border and it is very appealing. Generous in size too at 76x89 inches. Don't let this one get by for Valentines Day!!!! Sweethearts can be friends, mothers, sisters , wives, a grandparent, daughters, partners.....it fits so many!!!
This is an exceptional circa 1880's Basket Quilt in very good condition. The 2 colors of indigo and white make this an excellent choice for decorating or collecting. The indigo fabric is the same throughout the quilt, so one knows that it was an intentional choice of the quiltmaker. The hand quilting is done at a nice 7 spi and for the binding the maker just stitched it down by machine. Probably an old treadle machine was used in finishing up the quilt. The baskets are hand pieced and the handle is appliqued onto the ground fabric. This antique quilt looks great on a wall or on a bed and note the difference in design and the border of triangles. Love that triple sashing and how visual the quilt is as seen displayed. The way the maker used the triangles on the edge really frames the rest of the quilt. Wouldn't we have liked to have know more about this quiltmaker and her/him dare to be different. From Ohio.
Offering this exceptional floral applique quilt, a Crocus Floral Applique, in unused condition, looks to be mint and has had one bath. The hand quilting is fine at 11-13 spi and be sure to look at the images to see the quality workmanship. Several quilting patterns on this quilt. This is an unusal pattern as it is one I just have not seen throughout the years. It is also a dated quilt and there are initials along with the 1941 date embroidered on the bottom edge of the quilt. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. This is also a very large quilt with a generous size of 77x101 inches. Ohio
Offering this delightful Caesars Crown antique quilt that is both pieced and appliqued. The 20 blocks are pieced and the beautiful curving vines are appliqued. Note too the extra neat corner appliqued red and green block. The condition is very good and considering the age might be considered excellent. There is an old spot on the quilt as shown and a couple other insignificant spots. It has nice fine hand quilting at 10 spi. The neat separate binding is stitched on by hand. A quilt that looks wonderful on a wall and sure dresses up a bed! It has the look of a sophisticated pattern in an antique quilt. Kansas
Offering this hard to find quilt pattern, called Chinese Lanterns. It is a pattern designed by Hubert Ver Merhen in the 1930's, one of the early quilt designers. The patterns was marketed through the Home Art Studios. The quilt is in excellent condition and looks to be unwashed. Wonderful patterns of lanterns with different fabrics and black bases and black handles with black in the corners of the blocks. Love the swirls, diamonds and different designs that make up the lanterns. It is pieced and appliqued. It is hand quilted at 9 spi. This quilt displays well and has an attractive ice cream cone border. The neat lavender separate binding is stitched on by hand. This is a great quilt to add to a collection. Ohio
There's no question here... this attractive vintage String of Beads quilt has a note attached that reads "Bead Quilt made by Mrs. ED Meinking 1955". The quilt is in unused condition and has had one rinsing. All hand quilted at neat 8 spi and also hand appliqued. For the neat binding, the maker, Mrs ED Meinking stitched on a separate binding by hand. The quilt came out of the south central Kansas area. Generous in size and a very usable quilt. A pattern not frequently seen, so take a look and maybe this one will "speak" to you!
Offering this exquisite quilted red and green Oakleaf applique quilt. The condition is very good considering the age. The quilting really stands out on this quilt. It is hand quilted at a fantastic 13 spi. The applique is also done by hand. The vines are stuffed and feel corded and there is stuffwork on the flowers and the red areas also. There's some slight thinning on some of the red fabrics and a couple loose applique spots. The size of this quilt is quite generous at 90x91 inches. There is a separate binding that is stitched on by hand. Take a look at the pictures and enjoy. Any questions, always ask. Glad to give any information I have on my quilts! Nice to add to collection.
Offering this fine example of a Marie Webster pattern, called May Tulips quilt. It is hand appliqued and finely hand quilted at 12-13 spi. The condition looks to be mint or really unused. It has had a wash, so is ready to enjoy. It is very nice and the exceptional workmanship is eyecatching. Note the border pattern design and the flowing soft curves of the edge. Marie Webster pattern quilts are highly collectible and this example is a super nice one.
This attractive pieced and applique quilt,,, Tulips framed by wonderful triple sashing and then bordered by the flowing vine tulip applique border is a real delight. Bright colors of 2 shades of red, green and some gold/yellow included on a white ground and has cotton batting. Bound with the gold/yellow fabric by hand. The condition is mint and looks to be unused, and has had just one bath. It is all hand quilted at 6-7 spi and the flowers are hand appliqued. The quilt is ready to enjoy, is clean and fresh. Texas estate.
Offering this unusual version of what is not a typical Sunbonnet Sue applique pattern quilt. She is bending over a bit, just picking flowers! Note all the great expressions on her face by the use of embroidery! The condition of the quilt is very good. It is all hand quilted at 4-6 spi and hand embroidered. She's quite a conversation piece. A generous size of 75x90. The separate yellow binding is stitched on by hand. Note the neat unbrella fabric used for the sashing. From the Raymond Schultz estate, Cordell, Oklahoma. A very usable quilt.
Check out this unusual setting for an Ohio Rose applique quilt, in that the use of the flying geese borders were used for sashing and 2 borders on the sides. Almost set in a strippie style with the 2 rows of big blocks. An 8 block pattern of applique and pieced work. The quilt is in unused mint condition. Looks to have never been washed. Note the 2 different colored threads used for quilting. All hand quilted at 7-8 spi and the applique is also done by hand. A nice neat green binding was stitched on by hand. Fabrics of green, madder, double pinks and more. Displays well and can be shown in so many ways. New York estate.
This special quilt, an Iris applique is in mint , unused condition that has had one light rinse and is clean and ready to enjoy. All nicley hand quilted in double line crosshatch quilting patterns at 8-9 spi. Wonderul use of colors for the flowers, what a fresh look any time of the year. The quilt has a double border and a separate green binding that is stitched on by hand. This is one of the collectible Mountain Mist patterns. A generous size of 78x94 inches. The quilting is also like that of the original MM quilt. Displays well on a bed or even displayed on a wall.
Offering for sale this excellent antique quilt, a Whigs Rose and often called Democratic Rose. The condition is excellent. All hand quilted at a nice 8-9 spi and the applique is done by hand also. For the binding the early corded style was done of which there is some slight wear on the corded binding to be expected on a quilt of this age. The colors are good and note how all the applique has stuffed work. Not only the flower is stuffed, but the vines and the leaves are also stuffed. Some background on the quilt is that it came from the Goldsmith family. I was told the family moved from New York to Prince Edward County Canada in the 1850's. The quilt has been professionally cleaned and is ready to enjoy. A special quilt for a collection. It displays well and can be shown or a bed or displayed on a wall.
This signed quilt by Sarah Porter Blazer and dated 1858 reminds me of a Sunflower pattern or a Peony. I wondered about the date of 1858, thinking that may be the year Sarah Porter Blazer was born as I didn't really feel it was made then, but more of a circa 1880's-90's quilt. That could have put her in her 20's or 30's when making the quilt. The quilt came out of the Kansas City, Kansas area. This quilt may have originated in Kentucky or Tennessee. It is in excellent condition and looks unused. The hand applique is very nice and there is quality workmanship. The hand quilting is done at 12-13 spi, so fine. This is not a busy quilt and can be used in many ways. Note the way the flower is made with the thin green strips separating the petals and the lovely cheddar centers. This is a 6 block quilt and displays quite nicely. Kansas
Update,,, I recently was contacted by a quilt research person and she found this through her research: "Sarah Porter, born 1842 in Ohio married Jefferson Blazer in 1858 and in 1880 was listed in the census as living in Kansas. " This gives the date, 1858 some meaning that this is most likely a wedding quilt. It may have been made by Sarah herself or even possibly a wedding gift made by someone else presenting it to Sarah.
This youth or crib size quilt looks to be in excellent condition. A quilt of 9 blocks embroidered of different whimsical animals. Nicely hand quilted at 7 spi and there's a separate blue bindng that is stitched on by hand. Set with blue and blue backing. A couple slight spots that could wash out. The quilt has been washed at some time, so can be used and washed carefully as it's a very usable sturdy quilt.
This charming childs crib quilt,,, an applique with a central theme of the mother bear putting the baby bear to bed? All hand quilted at 7-8 spi and hand appliqued. The condition is excellent. This was a kit quilt. The separate blue binding was stitched on by hand. Ready to enjoy...
Offering this wonderful, unusual Basket of Flowers quilt with a curving vine applique border. The condition is excellent. The button hole applique technique was used for the flowers of blue, pink and a soft green. The vining border is also a soft green. The beautiful hand quilting is done at 10-11 spi. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. Note the way the baskets are designed with the tall handles and the flowers and the use of embroidery making up part of the basket base. A unique pattern that displays so nicely and is fresh and ready to enjoy. Massachusetts
Offering this applique quilt, Oakleaf, from circa 1880's-90's of red and a fugitive green. The condition is good and the quilt has had a bath and is ready to use. Clam shell quilting pattern. This is a 9 block quilt and displays nicely. The binding, stitched on by hand has some slight wear in a few places. All hand appliqued and hand quilted at 6-7 spi. Take a good look at the nice applique stitches, as shown.. From Nacadoches, Texas area.
Offering this attractive blue and white Snowflake applique quilt. Circa 1880's. Looks like a Pennsylvania paper cut pattern. All hand quilted at a nice 8 spi and it is also hand appliqued. There are many hearts quilted for the quilting pattern and also clamshell quilting. This may have been a wedding quilt. The conditon is very good with just a couple spots as noted and some very light binding wear (shown) on 2 of the sides. This is a summer weight quilt and is light and fresh and looks wonderful as a wall quilt or great on a bed or displayed. For the binding the backing is brought to the front and hand stitched down. Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Offering this unusual child's theme quilt with a farmer boy or often called Overall Bill or Sam doing so many activities. He is going fishing, playing fetch with his dog, hoeing the garden, feeding the rabbit, pushing a wheelbarrow, jumping rope, feeding the chickens and more. This is more of a sampler of activities that one might find a child doing on a farm. The quilt is in excellent condition. All hand quilted at a nice 7-8 spi and all the applique and embroidery work is also done by hand. So much detail went into each block. The binding is done the knife edge style and is machine stitched. A special quilt that would be a great birthday present or one to add to a collection of more unusual quilts with a theme. Pennsylvania
This unused North Carolina Lily quilt looks to be never washed and is in excellent condition, I would call it mint as it was most likely stored and well taken care of in its 100 plus years since being made. Very nicely hand quilted at 9 spi with some of the pencil lines still evident. It also looks to be hand pieced and the stems of the lily or peony are hand appliqued. Wonderful soldis of red and cheddar make up the flower and a deep green print for the stems. The separate red binding is stitched on by hand. Interesting how a couple of the alternate blocks have interlocking circles quilted and not the cross hatch as in most of the others. Pennsylvania
Offering this folky type applique quilt, Coxcomb and Currants. It is a 12 block quilt and all hand quilted. The quilt is in mint condition, unused and never washed. These quilts are getting harder to come by. The hand quilting is done at 7 spi and the applique is also done by hand. There are gentle scallops on 3 sides of the quilt. A 3 color quilt of orange and green applique on an off white ground. Don't you love the applique circles around the bud. A separate green binding that is stitched on by hand. This is more of a bold pattern and really looks great as a wall quilt or on a bed. Texas
Offering this darling crib of puppies and kittens appliqued with a green border. The animals were hand appliqued using a button hole stitch. Note the detail on the faces of the puppies and kittens. The condition is excellent, unused and washed once and is ready to enjoy or use. Nice hand quilting at 9 spi and even some of the pencil lines still show, so this quilt really hasn't had use and was probably stored. Crosshatch quilting. For the binding the backing was brought forward to the front and hand stitched down. What a nice baby shower gift. Illinois
Offering this early circa 1870's Acorn Bud quilt with lots of initials quilted in the ground of the quilt. The quilt is in good condition with some popping in the border fabric, a couple of the applique and small bite out of the border as shown. Lots of close hand quilting at 8 spi. Some of the initials include JW, LEW, JEL, JLW, RW, LW, JOW, MAW, OW, MRW. Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Offering this unusual strippie quilt with flowers appliqued and applique sawtooth or dogtooth edgeing making up the strips and border. So unusual to see the applique red and green triangles. The quilt is in very good condition. The hand quilting is at 6 spi and the applique was done by hand. The quilting is done with a light yellow thread. There's even a few French knots in the flowers. The separate red binding was stitched on by machine. I acquired this quilt in Indiana. Actually, I have another quilt similar to this pattern (it does not have the appliqued tulips in the strips as the only difference, but quilted with tulips), and it was also bought in Indiana,, so I am wondering if originated from the same area. Was most likely a published pattern. Will be listing it on the web site also. Just listed the other "mate" to this quilt,, it is Q-771 and located in Gallery 1. They are much alike , but not identical. Would make a great pair.
Offering this well made vintage Dresden Plate quilt from the 1930's. Love the hand quilting on this as it has a small clam shell quilting pattern and the quilting is done at a very good 8 spi. The appliqued plates are machine stitched down. A generous size of 79x94 inches, makes it one that can be used on a variety of beds. For the binding the front was turned to the back and hand stitched down. This is an Ohio quilt.
Offering this great western themed pictorial crib quilt from the 1950's, Round Up Time. Depicting 2 children and their horses at the ranch with their dog. The quilt is in very good condition and has been washed, so is ready to use and enjoy. All ahnd quilted at 6-7 spi. It is also hand embroidered and hand appliqued. The separate red binding is stitched on by hand. This was a 1950's kit quilt and was a very popular pattern. It took alot of work to finish one of these quilts. This was one of a pair, but selling separate.
Offering this attractive pieced basket quilt in colors of red, white and blue giving it a patriotic/Americana feel. Displays well. The basket is pieced and the handle is machine appliqued down. The condition is excellent. It is all hand quilted at 8 spi and the quilting pattern is the Baptist fan pattern. For the binding the backing was brought forward to the front and machine stitched down. Clean and ready to enjoy and it doesn't have to be the 4th of July!! Stillwater, Ok. estate.
Offering this beauty of a quilt, the American Beauty applique quilt . It is all hand quilted at a nice 7-8 spi. The applique is done by hand too. The quilt is in excellent condition and is ready to use and enjoy. The separate green binding is stitched on by hand. This is a kit quilt, by Progress #1366. There is feathered cable quilting around the central medallion. This quilt displays well and can be used on a bed or even displayed on a wall. I have another quilt like this on the web site, Q- 679, American Beauty, so if available, could be used as a pair !!
Offering this delightful vintage quilt, a pictorial of a young cowboy and cowgirl riding their horses and the dog and calf and other scenes depicting western life. Also in the corner with applique and some embroidery is a tepee and , in addition ot the cactus and fence, Indian child holding a pot and much more. The details are great. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is all hand quilted at a nice 8 spi. The applique is done by hand and nice embroidered accents of flowers and grass. This was a kit quilt from the 1950's with a theme so popular today too. The separate red binding is stitched on by hand. The quilt has had a bath so is ready to use and enjoy or display in so many ways.
Offering this heavily quilted earlier quilt, Laurel Leaves applique with quadruple border, circa 1880's that is in very good condition. Popular colors of that time period for applique of red and greens. Can't you just see this on the wall or draped over a table or chair at Christmas!! The quilting is outstanding. Triple lines of hand quilting is done at a wonderful 10 spi and the rows are so close together. The separate green binding is stitched on by hand. All the applique is done by hand. The quilt displays well. Lancaster County, Pa. estate.
Offering this great patriotic applique quilt, called the American Eagle Quilt. It was a kit quilt offered by Paragon Needlecraft #01128. This was the colors in the kit of just gold and white.There were 2 other colors offered in this kit. A great eagle in the center of the quilt with stars surrounding and urns of flowers in the corners. The patriotic swag and stars border set off the quilt. There are roses in each claw and a branch in the beak of the eagle. It is circa 1950's and is cotton and all hand quilted at a nice 6-7 spi. It is also hand appliqued. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. The quilt is in excellent condition and has had a bath, so is ready to enjoy. It can be hung as art or displayed on a bed. What a great quilt to add to a collection. From Virginia.
Offering this fine Mothers Dream pattern quilt. It is really a beauty! Great, mint condition, unused and fantastic quilting and applique.The fine hand quilting is a precise 10 spi and the applique and reverse applique is also quality workmanship. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. The size is generous and looks great as wall art or on a bed or add to a collection of fine quilts. Kansas
Offering this attractive Rose Applique or has a name of American Beauty quilt with a scalloped border. The appliques in the corners and the vines on the sides really set off the central bouquet of flowers, stems and leaves. This is a late 1940's kit quilt. It was a Progress kit, I believe. It is all hand quilted at 6-7 spi and is hand appliqued. There is beautiful cable feathered cable quilting and also grid patterns in the ground areas. The separate green binding is put on by machine. There's a couple loose spots on the binding to restitch down. The condition is excellent and has had a bath so is ready to use and enjoy. This quilt looks great on a bed or can also be hung on a wall as "flower art". Massachusetts...... I have another one of these on the web site, Q-732,,, American Beauty, so if available, could be put to use as a pair!!
Offering this early Peony Applique quilt that is in excellent condition. Virtually unused and has had one bath. This is a pieced and applique quilt. It is hand quilted at 6-7 spi. The pattern also might be considered a Carolina Lily. So unusual is in the alternate blocks a stem and leaves appliqued. Wondered if the maker just didn't want a plain block and decided to put in that extra. Heavy quilting done in the Baptist fan style. Set in blocks with a green sashing. The separate green binding is stitched on by hand. There's an initial E stitched on the backside, but no other information to add, other than it was acquired in Pennslyvania.
This is an attractive early applique quilt from the 1880's that is nicely hand quilted at a tiny 10-11 spi. It is hand appliqued too with tiny sitiches. Condition is excellent with a handful of age spots and slight thinning of a couple red flowers applique. Hand bound using a separate tiny binding. It has a name written on the back side corner that looks to read Anne Smith, as shown. I like the way the flowers curve towards each other and the big cheddar center in the flower. Quality workmanship. From St Lawrence County in northern New York, Potsdam.
Pictorial Childrens Donkey and Cart- Playtime pattern, a Progress kit- circa 1940's, size 48x68. Condition is excellent on this applique youth or crib size quilt. A fun theme with the donkey pulling the cart with the child and mother and along side is the dog, the chicken and the flowers by the roadside.The man appears to be leading the donkey and a young boy riding the donkey. Above is the house with trees and flowers and then the whole design is framed by flowers in the corners. It is finished with a red binding. Lots of detail. In addition to the applique is the use of embroidery. This is a kit quilt, as there are faint dots for the quilting. I am unsure of the company who carried this pattern. ( Recently, 9-2012, had a nice email from lady, this is called Playtime and is a Progress Kit pattern. ) It is beautifully hand quilted and hand appliqued. Quilting is at 8 SPI.