Today DD gave me a treasure -- a 1930s catalog by John C. Michael Co., Chicago, Illinois. The 51 page booklet describes pre-cut quilt patches for various popular quilt patterns of that era. Item No. 28 is a Grandmother's Flower Garden. I quote..."It is composed of appximatelly 3600 hexagon patches which make 72 different blocks of flowered prints and plain color with a row ofwhite around each colored center and dividing patches and border of green......the finished quilt top measures 68x90, straight at the top and bottom and the scalloped edges on the sides..." And, Quilters, get this! The total price is $5.
00 post paid. If that seems a little steep, the quilter could buddy up with friends to combine orders for a 10 percent discount on all orders of $10 or over shipped aa one time to one address. (Click on the photo for a larger view.)
The back of the booklet features a photo of John C. Michael and his seven sons. The fellow had a sense of humor...the page is entitled "Seven (sons)
Straight: And Not a Quilter."
Neither John C. nor his sons were quilters but I'll bet a ton of quilts were produced from their "cut-to-size quilt patches".