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CoverLadies' Art Company Block Tool

Ladies' Art Company Block Tool by Connie Chunn offers a treasure trove of vintage blocks! Included in this take-anywhere pocket size book tool is 160+ authentic blocks, simple no-math yardage charts and helpful reference tables.

Ladies' Art Company Block Tool

Author: Connie Chunn
Pages: 192
Page size: 2 1/2" x 10" Cards
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4L750651
Weight: 1.0lb

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The Ultimate No-Math Reference Tool for Vintage Quilt Blocks

  • All the facts you need to choose fabrics, cut and assemble 160+ pieced vintage blocks
  • Small enough to pop into your purse and take to the store
  • No-math yardage charts for every block in five sizes
  • User-friendly block indexes
  • Helpful reference tables
  • Tips on mixing and matching blocks, setting blocks "on point," and much more

Author Connie ChunnAbout the Author

While attending a Kansas City quilt show in the early 1990's, I found reprints of the Ladies Art Company (LAC) catalogs and patterns at one of the vendor booths. "This is interesting" I thought to myself. Somehow I hadn't realized that St. Louis, Missouri was a focal point for quilt pattern businesses in the first half of the 20th century. That single thought changed the whole direction of my life.

Ladies' Art Company first advertised the sale of quilt block patterns in a Hearth and Home, October 1895 ad. The quilt pattern was offered as a premium if you bought 3 lots of Silk, Satin and Plush packages.

There were 272 LAC blocks advertised in the Good Literature, December 1895 magazine. The first magazine advertisements do not mention that Ladies' Art Company had produced a catalog of 272 quilt pattern blocks. Rather, the Good Literature, December 1895, ad states "Quilt Patterns, 10c each, 3 for 25c, 7 for 50c, 272 to select from.

In November 1896, in The People's Home Journal ad, page 18, the Ladies Art Company advertised "Catalogue, Crazy Stitches and list of 400 quilts."

Table of Contents

About the Author & Ladies' Art Company 3
Contents 5
Other C&T Tools 6
Block Index By Name 7
Block Index By Grid 13
How to Use the Charts 20
162 Blocks 21
Tips & Helpful Hints 183
Grids 183
Mix & Match Blocks 183
Standard Mattress Sizes 183
Figuring Fabric for a Quilt 184
Yardage for Squares 185
Side & Corner Triangles for Diagonal Settings 186
Diagonal Measurements of Blocks 187
Change Your Block Size—Here's How 188
Cutting & Piecing Tips 190
Seam Allowances 190
Easy-Cut 4 degree Angles 190
Sewing Partial Seams 190
Sewing Squares to Squares/Rectangles 191
Y-Seam Piecing 191
Corner Alignment for Piecing Shapes 192

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