Another Bias Tape Pattern
The newest addition to my collection features ducks, birds, a sun, and a ship.
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This pattern was a Kate Marchbanks mail order.
The date is not indicated, and the postmark on the envelope is not legible.
The unique thing about this pattern is that there are designs inside for several more items.
Lamb and Tulip:
and what they call a Cock Motif
(it looks like Pennsylvannia Dutch to me):
These would make a cute quilt! Especially a baby quilt!
They were used for decorating aprons or children's clothing.
The designs were intended to be used with polka dotted or plaid bias tapes--once plentiful, but now difficult to find.
Then again, I guess it's a lot easier to make your own these days, with lots of bias tape makers on the market.
The designs are embellished with embroidery.