Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Patterns with Bias Tape

These kitschy patterns from the late 1960's and early 1970's intrigue me.
The designs were intended to embellish aprons and little girl's dresses, dishcloths, curtains, and under picture frames.
A more modern approach might be to use these in quilt squares.
Bias Tape rooster, sunflower, boy
This is a vintage Kate Marchbanks mailorder pattern, with a rooster, sunflower, and Sunbonnet Sam.
Details are added with rickrack and embroidery.
Here's a detail of the rooster's color chart
rooster color chart

This Alice Brooks pattern has a nest with birds--one of the nicest patterns for a bird that I've seen.
Bias Tape Bird, Train, Butterfly
Also a train, iris, watering can, and butterfly.

This Kate Marchbanks pattern of bird motifs would be perfect on a quilt.Bias Tape Birds
I envision this on a quilt along with the vintage embroidery patterns for state birds.
I posted about another bias tape bird pattern previously. See the post here.
And another here.
And here!

Or you could do state flowers, along with these Kate Marchbanks bias tape floral motifs.
Bias Tape Floral Motifs

A monogram pattern from 1959
Bias Tape Alphabet

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