For decades, my love for vintage and antique children's books and quilt patterns has never waned. I was delighted a number of years ago when a younger generation of quilters and embroiders became entranced with the images too. A number of websites like Flickr celebrated vintage embroidery transfers and images from children's books. Blogs featured the designs too--most notably Martha Gray's Q is For Quilter which you can still explore although Martha has retired from blogging--and is still popular.
The trend was noticed by fabric manufacturers. 1930s reproduction fabrics had already became fashionable. A number of designers (most notably Amy Barickman and Michael Miller) shared their passion for illustrations found in antique and vintage children's books.
The Sew-It Book Things to Make With Needle and Thread and Odds and Ends:
This book was published in 1929 and was the second in a series; the first being The Make-It Book Things to Do with Scissors and Paste and Odds and Ends published in 1928.
The books were written and illustrated by Rachel Taft Dixon and Marjorie Hartwell. The two illustrators partnered frequently through out their careers in children's literature.