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Debra - Vintage Crafts and MoreMy passion is vintage craft patterns. Whether it’s sewing, quilting, crochet or cross stitch. I’ve tried and loved them all.  I’ve even used a couple of the old sewing patterns I’ve found to sew dresses for my granddaughter.

I started attending estate sales, garage sales and auctions. I couldn’t go past a thrift shop without stopping in to find what might be inside. My collection was increasing by leaps and bounds. I soon realized in order to keep feeding my vintage craft passion, I would have to sell some of the items that were quickly accumulating through out our home.

Before I met my husband, I was a single mom supporting two children by working in an office. Now I had the freedom to pursue working at home. It was in 2005 that I seriously started selling on eBay. Going out and finding great deals on craft items that I knew others who loved crafts would like.

Today I have an eBay store, vintagecraftsandmoreshoppe.com. My eBay philosophy is to “treat others the way I’d like to be treated.” I believe 99.9% of the people using eBay are friendly and honest. eBay has always been a challenge, but a good one and never gets boring.

Many of the items from my collection I found qualified as public domain material and I wanted to be able to share the many vintage patterns I have so I started this blog. I’m finding that there is a technical learning curve with doing this, but I’m up for it. Just the thought of being able to share my passion makes me happy.

I hope you enjoy the patterns I share here!

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  1. Martha H Zoerb says:

    I am very glad to find you site. I appreciate the effort you have put into collecting and sharing the lovely work on your site. I enjoy collecting, learning to do, and sharing, various types of needle arts. I also enjoy learning the history and collecting the tools to make the pieces.

  2. Fi Jay says:

    I’m also obsessed with vintage craft, dressmaking, sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, you name it

  3. Bec says:

    Great site, can’t think how I haven’t found it before.
    Love the bedspread motif, thanks for the PDF, got to say though, those green crochet sandals are a hoot!

    • Betty Jones says:

      I have some Daily Province newspaper patterns for “Garden Bouquet Quilt” from the 1930’s”. My mother cut them out & was in the process of embroidering & putting together this quilt when her life changed & she was too busy to do any more on it but she kept all of what she had completed. She died in 1960 & I have kept her work, it is beautifully hand stitched. I’m 91 & I would like for it all to go some where it would be appreciated. An archive maybe. Any suggestions? This news paper is in Vancouver B.C. Canada

      • Debra says:

        Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. I believe the Garden Bouquet Quilt was by Nancy Page (Florence LaGanke) and during 1931 was a series of quilt patterns published in many newspapers. It’s really beautiful and if you look up Garden Bouquet Quilt by Nancy Page on the internet you’ll find many wonderful examples and information about it.

        As far as an archive to give your mother’s work to, in Canada I found the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto. In the States there’s the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln that has a page about Donating a Quilt. The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

        Hopefully, one of them will be interested. Thanks for contacting me.

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