Auction Time for YOU: Bid ’em Up!!

I’ve been thrifting along the way and picking up things that I think you all might be interested.  I thought I would buy the items cheap and then sell them to you with the profits going to charity quilting endeavors.  Postage, along with helping to provide backings or bindings adds up and this, I thought, would be a great way to offset some of those costs…and put some fun quilting related things into your hands.

Here’s the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.

On to the bidding.

Item #1:  Dresden Quilt Top + $8 postage

First up is this pretty quilt top only.  It is a dresden plate.  It measures 66″ x 85″.

It is hand stitched and has the pretty pink corners.  The background fabric is much like a flour sack towel.  I am no quilt expert…all I know is that it’s pretty and the quilter did a nice job.  The photo below is more of the true colors.

Item #2 Lot of vintage sewing notions + $4 postage

The lot is all the items you see.  All are vintage.
This is the back of one of the needle cases.  Note the phone number was “20”.


Item #3 Flour sack embroidered towels + $5 postage.

This is only a set of six.  Sunday is missing.  You can see Monday and Friday have a little stain.  It looks more like a stain from storage vs use.  I don’t know for sure though.  I’m kind of silly.  I like buying ones like this.  I don’t feel guilty for using them…and don’t care so much if I can’t get a stain out.


Item #4 Pincushion Chicken + $4 postage

This is a cute pincushion that is chicken shaped.  Notice the wing lifts to store needles.

The back is so cute how it holds thread.

Item #5 Double Wedding Ring template set + $4 postage

This is a Sharlene Jorgenson set.  Several different double wedding ring layouts can be achieved with this set.  It doesn’t appear to have been used.

Item #6 Baby Quilt Panel + $5 postage

The hand embroidered baby quilt panel is so cute.  It actually is a white background-not cream the lighting wasn’t the best.


The lady who embroidered this was very talented.   When measuring the panel, the actual embroidered area is 27″ x 40″.  This would be so cute finished up.

Item #7 Vintage Hand Stitched Maple Leaf blocks + $5 postage

There are 28 blocks.  They are 9 1/2″ unfinished. The stitching is nice.

Item #8 Embroidered Barn Quilt Panel + $4 postage

I loved this and was so tempted to keep in.  Again this is a WHITE background not cream.  
Again the stitching is done with very nice quality.  It is 35″ x 35″ from dashed line to dashed line.  I thought this would be so pretty surrounded by quilt blocks like the ones in the embroidery.  How fun!

Item #9 Kitten Baby Quilt + $8 postage

The hand embroidered baby quilt is precious.  This is vintage and hand quilted.  All the motifs are kitties.  I don’t see any real stains.  Of course it’s a big yellowed from age but not bad.


A couple of the blocks look from a distance like the kitty isn’t there…but it is.  The thread that was used was simply a light shade….note the block below that is stitched in pink.
That’s it for this time around.  I actually have enough things to do another auction but, I’ve learned that managing nine sales in one action is about enough.

A reminder on the bidding…
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail on Tuesday.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.

If you have any questions on the items feel free to ask in the comment section.

42 thoughts on “Auction Time for YOU: Bid ’em Up!!

  1. Stearns Carol

    I will come back later and see what is left. For now. $5 for the pincushion. I plan on doing a program for the guild this year on pins and pincushions and this is perfect.

  2. Mary Jo

    In case your bidders are interested, #1 is a Mohawk trail quilt top made up of fan blocks although it looks a bit like a Dresden plate.

  3. Pam Kartak

    $18.00 – Item #3 Flour sack embroidered towels

    (I bid before but don’t see it in the comments, so here it is again)

  4. Janet R

    I had thought to bid on #8, the farm panel, but can’t exceed the $100 already bid. Nice fundraising!

  5. Judith Fairchild

    I would love bid on the Dresden plate quilt. But that dread disease lackamoney has attacked. So will have to wait for the next auction. For your information to get rid of yellowing without damage to your vintage materials lukewarm water with ivory or dove dish soap and a couple tablespoons of baking soda let soak over night or minimum of 6 hours rinse thoroughly let dry repeat every other day untill satisfied. Picked the information up years ago Ladies Home Journal I think. Tried it it works on just about any stain.

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  7. Peg

    #2 vintage sewing supplies $6.50
    Once bought a sampling like this in texas and just loved having old thing .

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