• New ListingFrench Tambour Needle Lace Antique Bodice Collar Ornate Raised Embroidery Floral

    Gorgeous Large early French tambour needle lace bodice~collar... raised floral embroidery in a floral motif ......Ecru tone...very fine piece.....measuring 13” long by20 inches wide...embroidered details.....excellent antique condition
    $88.00
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New Listingantique quilt

    Sweet antique quilt. All hand stitched. In good condition. Has some patchwork on binding as shown in the pics. Shown on a king size bed.
    $80.00
    0 bids
    $15.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 2:16PM PST4d 9h
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingVintage Lace Assortment 52 PC 8 Lengths Collars Gown Neckline ++

    These are very old and the variety is gorgeous. There are 3 beautiful collars and 38 examples of beautiful lace. There is one gown top hand crocheted. There are 8 lengths of lace, three are very large and long (these three are dirty on the outside of the piece and will need a good bath. ).
    $8.99
    0 bids
    $11.95 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 3:08PM PST6d 10h
  • New ListingVintage Wool Bed Blanket 70x74 Yellow one side Pink other side

    It's pink on one side and a nice warm yellow-gold on the other. Binding is pink. There is a dust mark on the fold on the pink side and a couple tiny marks. It's got a great warm feel and nice thickness.
    $7.99
    0 bids
    $10.90 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 3:03PM PST6d 10h
  • New ListingAntique Flower Garden Crib Quilt

    Precious flower garden crib quilt. All hand stitched. One spot as shown in the pic. Shown laying on a king size bed. In great condition.
    $75.00
    0 bids
    $7.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 2:27PM PST4d 10h
    or Best Offer
  • New Listing12 pc Napkins Victorian Woman`s Portrait Hand Embroidery Needle Work Picture Set

    They are free of holes and tears.
    $34.95
    $6.65 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Mon, Nov 19
  • New ListingAntique Fabric Table Runner Tapestry with Metalwork Lace Embroidery 10" x 83"

    This table runner is beautiful. The color is still great. The condition is great. Looks very Victorian. The back lining great condition (no tears or frays).
    $55.00
    $10.79 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingVintage French NORMANDY LACE Topper 28" X 28" Embroidered FLOWERS on Sheer Linen

    Apx 28" X 28". There are (9) linen inserts; the center piece is apx 6". Enlarge photos for detail.
    $26.00
    2 bids
    $5.15 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 8:49PM PST6d 16h
  • New ListingWonderful Old Antique RED & WHITE QUILT Star Pattern HAND STITCHED STITCHING

    I love this quilt in red and white. This is an older quilt with a gorgeous star pattern. This was hand quilted and there is lots of hand stitching. There are holes, tears, and fraying, as I show.
    $95.00
    0 bids
    $18.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 6:20PM PST6d 13h
  • New ListingVintage Cotton Hand Crocheted Bed Coverlet w Fringe 96x104

    It is snowy white and loaded with beautiful popcorn stitching and fringe all around three sides. No dropped stitches anywhere and just one pin point size mark on the entire thing. As close as you get to mint!
    $29.99
    1 bid
    $15.55 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 3:02PM PST6d 10h
  • New ListingAntique Quilt D

    This Antique Quilt is in good condition and shown in the picture #3 where it was repaired/patched.
    $24.99
    $8.72 shipping
  • New ListingBEAUTIFUL SET OF 10 ANTIQUE LINEN , LACE AND WHITE WORK PLACEMATS & CENTERPIECE

    ORIGINALLY A SET OF 12 PLACEMATS, ONE WAS LOST OR MISPLACED OVER THE YEARS, SO IT IS BEING SOLD AS A SET OF 10, WITH ONE PLACEMAT AS A BONUS. SO THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 11 PLACEMATS INCLUDING THE BONUS ONE, 10 COASTERS, WITH TWO BONUS COASTERS, AND 6 SERVING MATS - PLUS A ROUND CENTERPIECE FOR YOUR TABLE.
    $85.00
    $7.15 shipping
  • New ListingWoman’s Day Quilt 1995

    This is a beautiful quilt that I acquired years ago. I don’t know it’s history, but I just thought it was so cute! The subject matter is school houses or homes. The colors are blues, greens, red, off white. It has an off white cotton back. The front also seems to be cotton. It has not been used as long as I’ve owned it. I have never laundered it. The quilt looks to be in pristine condition. The words,”Woman’s Day 1995”, are embroidered on the underside. The deep blue thread has ran a little. I have tried to capture this in my photos. The measurements are, 86x84”. This would be beautiful displayed in a cabin or log home!
    $150.00
    0 bids
    $29.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 11:45AM PST6d 7h
  • New ListingSilk neckline with beadwork

    Silk fabric with beadwork. Suspect that it was going to be "recycled" from one dress to another. Beads look to be from around the 40's. Silk fabric is almost a tan-flesh tone.
    $0.50
    0 bids
    $8.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 23 at 1:46PM PST9d 9h
  • New ListingAntique Quilt Hand Stitched 1800s Moravian NC

    Attic Clean out find........ antique quilt Measures 81” x 70”...... some minor staining... overall very good condition....light odor..... Came from Moravian family Winston-Salem NC
    $45.00
    $18.25 shipping
  • New ListingAntique Vintage Old 1800s Red Green Cheddar Feedsack Patchwork Quilt Piece #1

    ~Measurements shown in photos~ ~~I HAPPILY COMBINE SHIPPING!~~* Christmas quaint Antique 1800’s Postage Stamp Lattice quilt piece. Merry red print and evergreen pieces, accented by a beautiful cheddar bottom border and feedsack ivory with darling quilting. A wonderfully charming piece for all of your holiday crafts and sewing projects. Measurements shown in photos. This piece is old and may have obvious wear, stains or repairs. Use your zoom to view this wonderful piece of history! Please view all photos and thoroughly read listing as all items are sold AS-IS. Many thanks! *I will happily combine shipping, when possible. Please let me know if you are still shopping and then again, when you are done and I will send you a combined invoice.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New ListingAntique Vintage Old 1800s Red Green Cheddar Feedsack Patchwork Quilt Piece #2

    ~Measurements shown in photos~ ~~I HAPPILY COMBINE SHIPPING!~~* Christmas quaint Antique 1800’s Postage Stamp Lattice quilt piece. Merry red print and evergreen pieces, accented by a beautiful cheddar bottom border and feedsack ivory with darling quilting. A wonderfully charming piece for all of your holiday crafts and sewing projects. Measurements shown in photos. This piece is old and may have obvious wear, stains or repairs. Use your zoom to view this wonderful piece of history! Please view all photos and thoroughly read listing as all items are sold AS-IS. Many thanks! *I will happily combine shipping, when possible. Please let me know if you are still shopping and then again, when you are done and I will send you a combined invoice.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New ListingVntge Applique 78x67 Handmade Handstitching hand Quilted Quilt Blanket Butterfly

    Very nice hand quilting a good quilt.
    $63.98
    0 bids
    $24.06 shipping
    Ending Nov 23 at 10:00AM PST9d 5h
  • New Listing ribbon silk satin velvet paisley blue red gold Victorian original antique

    Paisley, wool, saved from shawl 2.5 x 118 in. Antique silk, velvet, gross grain ribbon. blue velvet, satin one side velvet on other 4 x 72", never used. orange ,satin 1 3/8 x 93", never used, original wood spool.
    $49.00
    $6.70 shipping
    Guaranteed by Tue, Nov 20
  • New ListingAntique Vintage Old 1800s Indigo Blue Hand Quilted Patchwork Quilt Piece #2

    ~Measurements shown in photos~ ~~I HAPPILY COMBINE SHIPPING!~~* Gorgeous Antique 1800’s quilt piece! Indigo blue and darling tiny prints make these quilt blocks simply irresistible! The overall blue print fabric is softly faded. A fabulously charming piece for all of your many crafts and sewing projects. Measurements shown in photos. This piece is old and may have obvious wear, stains or repairs. Use your zoom to view this wonderful piece of history! Please view all photos and thoroughly read listing as all items are sold AS-IS. Many thanks! *I will happily combine shipping, when possible. Please let me know if you are still shopping and then again, when you are done and I will send you a combined invoice.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New ListingAntique 1800’s Vintage Old Flower Basket Early Blue Patchwork Quilt Piece #3

    Darling Grandmother’s Flower Basket quilt piece! Soft and faded blue baskets with signatures embroidered in each! Terrifically quaint and charming! This piece is old and may have obvious wear, holes, stains or repairs.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New ListingVintage 30's wedding Ring Quilt hand quilted pastel Pink Blue

    30's Wedding Ring Quilt. Quilt : approx 80" x 96". There is No major spot or stain to the quilt. The quilt is clean overall and it's in good condition for the ages. Ring : approx 22". There is stitching flower at center of the ring.
    $65.00
    0 bids
    $18.95 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 7:06PM PST4d 14h
  • New ListingANTIQUE HUCK LINEN DAMASK EMBROIDERY PILLOWCASES & BATH TOWEL FRENCH MONOGRAM

    Beautiful Antique pair white huck linen damask pillowcases with a matching bath towel all with a Triple French monogram " MFB" on both sides of the pillowcases with embroidered circles at the bottom & the top. The pillowcases have a damask band around all four sides with a great weight & soft feel to them. They measure approx 36" long 24" with the opening for the pillow approx 33 1/2" by 20". The matching Bath towel measures 35 1/2" by 24" . Both the pillowcases & towel have no holes or wear have not been laundered.
    $25.00
    0 bids
    $7.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 7:35PM PST6d 15h
  • 12 Vintage Damask Linen 20" Dinner Napkins Lapkins Floral Dozen

    Qualify for "lapkins. This is a matching set of 20" heavy damask linen napkins. or another tablecloth. These are heavy quality linen. They have a busy floral pattern. flat rate box. So have chosen to list without laundering them.
    $11.99
    $7.25 shipping
    Guaranteed by Mon, Nov 19
  • New ListingAntique 1800’s Vintage Old Flower Basket Early Blue Patchwork Quilt Piece #1

    Darling Grandmother’s Flower Basket quilt piece! Soft and faded blue baskets with signatures embroidered in each! Terrifically quaint and charming! This piece is old and may have obvious wear, holes, stains or repairs.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New ListingAntique 1800’s Vintage Old Flower Basket Early Blue Patchwork Quilt Piece #2

    Darling Grandmother’s Flower Basket quilt piece! Soft and faded blue baskets with signatures embroidered in each! Terrifically quaint and charming! This piece is old and may have obvious wear, holes, stains or repairs.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New ListingVINTAGE ANTIQUE SILK CURTAINS PANELS FLORAL DESIGN RED

    THESE HAVE A DIFFERENT DESIGN THAN THE OTHER ONES. FLORAL DESIGN. THEY LOOK TO BE MADE OF A SILK TYPE MATERIAL. NICE SHAPE.
    $19.99
    $8.52 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New Listing3 antique crazy quilt cats with lovely embroidery

    3 lovely crazy quilt cats about 11" tall. Embroidery is nicer then photos show.  These are from an 1880's crazy quilt and have a velveteen backing.
    $21.00
    0 bids
    $8.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:49PM PST6d 13h
  • New ListingANTIQUE 1920 silk ROSETTE ROCOCO PASSEMENTERI SPRAY MIGNONETTE DOLLS PM552

    1920 BRIDAL SILK HAND DYED TO OMBRE SHADES HAND MADE FLOWERS SPRAY PINK SHADES MADE FOR SMALL DOLLS SEE PICTURE FOR SIZE. THIS IS A COPY CAT FROM AND ANTIQUE PIECE FOUND ON THE INTERNET ON A VCITORIAN FORMAL GOWN.
    $14.00
    0 bids
    $2.80 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 6:00PM PST4d 13h
  • New ListingVintage 1930's era appliqued Tulip quilt hand quilted

    It's hand quilted and applique was done by hand too. And was hand appliqued as well. Batting is thin. Backing is the jadite green color cotton so popular in the 1930's. Couple of the tulip petals need be stitched down, very edge of the binding is worn and on two edges looks like the green binding was replaced in an ivory color - all by hand.
    $45.00
    $14.15 shipping
  • Mini Crazy Quilt Hearts 20 Vintage Unique Stitching Lot P13

    1 1/4" long to 3 1/4" long. They can also be sewn as Appliques, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, etc.
    $8.00
    $3.00 shipping
    Only 1 left!
  • Antique French Tissue and Gold Metal edged ribbons

    Antique French Tissue and Gold Metal edged ribbons
    $10.95
    $2.95 shipping
    Guaranteed by Tue, Nov 20
  • Acid Free Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets 15"x20" Acid-Free

    Made in the USA. 100 sheets per order. These were manufactured to be used in the USA. Use outside of the USA at your own risk. We're happy to help.
    $8.70
    FAST 'N FREE
    Only 1 left!
  • New ListingVINTAGE ANTIQUE SILK CURTAINS PANELS FLORAL DESIGN YELLOW GOLD FLOWER

    FLORAL DESIGN. THEY LOOK TO BE MADE OF A SILK TYPE MATERIAL. THEY HAVE HOOKS FOR HANGING. YELLOW GOLD COLOR.
    $19.99
    $8.31 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingAntique Vintage Old 1800’s Faded Red Yellow Eight Point Star Quilt Piece #6

    ~Measurements shown in photos~ ~~I HAPPILY COMBINE SHIPPING!~~* Fabulous Antique Eight Point Star quilt piece! Lovely, softly faded, Red and pale Yellow stars, with amazing quilting!Terrific 1800’s piece! Fabulous piece for all of your wonderful holiday crafts and sewing projects! Measurements shown in photos. This piece is old and may have obvious wear, stains or repairs. Use your zoom to view this wonderful piece of history! Please view all photos and thoroughly read listing as all items are sold AS-IS. Many thanks! *I will happily combine shipping, when possible. Please let me know if you are still shopping and then again, when you are done and I will send you a combined invoice.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New ListingVINTAGE ANTIQUE BEAUTIFUL BROKEN DISHES PATTERN QUILT 71" X 78"

    Quilt is as bought from recent estate sale. Quilt has not been laundered. Only flaw on front of quilt is three frayed fabric areas. Only flaw on back of quilt is two small dark pen tip stains areas.
    $104.95
    0 bids
    $22.04 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 11:24AM PST6d 6h
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingAntique 1920's Silk Metallic Woven Art Deco Dress Trim 3 Yards Black Blue Gold

    There are no holes or stains and is not cut. Great for your restorations or projects!
    $19.99
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 6:44AM PST6d 2hTop Rated Plus
  • New ListingANTIQUE DOLL QUILT DOUBLE WEDDING RING PATTERN HAND PIECED & QUILTED ESTATE

    I don't think I have ever seen a doll quilt in the double wedding ring pattern.
    $14.99
    1 bid
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 3:08PM PST6d 10h
  • New Listing2 Sweet c 1930s Sue Bonnet SMELLs Flowers QUILT pcs Applique Vintage

    Embroidery and applique are hand sewn. A farmhouse estate find from Pennsylvania. Great for study, framing or collect. Light age spotting tanning. Freshly hand laundered.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:25PM PST6d 13h
  • New ListingVintage 1930s Lavender Carolina Lily Table Doll Quilt 15x16 Densely Quilted

    Densely quilted.
    $25.00
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 1:41PM PST6d 9h
  • New ListingVINTAGE HAND DYE RIBBON HM PASSEMENTERIE RIBBON WORK COLLAR DOLL Pm40

    LOTS OF GOODIES COMING EVERY WEEK. SIZE SEE LAST PICTURE FOR SIZE. THIS IS A COPY CAT FROM AND ANTIQUE PIECE FOUND ON THE INTERNET ON A VCITORIAN FORMAL GOWN.
    $18.00
    0 bids
    $2.80 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 5:52PM PST4d 13h
  • New ListingAntique Dutch Sampler 1881 School Mending, Needlework signed

    This is a very sweet and rare sampler dated 1881. I have heard that these were school samplers but I cant confirm that, there is many different types of needlecraft displayed here. The size is very long I had to go outside to photograph it.
    $19.99
    0 bids
    $5.90 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 2:36PM PST4d 10h
  • New ListingAntique Vintage Old 1800s Indigo Blue Hand Quilted Patchwork Quilt Piece #1

    ~Measurements shown in photos~ ~~I HAPPILY COMBINE SHIPPING!~~* Gorgeous Antique 1800’s quilt piece! Indigo blue and darling tiny prints make these quilt blocks simply irresistible! The overall blue print fabric is softly faded. A fabulously charming piece for all of your many crafts and sewing projects. Measurements shown in photos. This piece is old and may have obvious wear, stains or repairs. Use your zoom to view this wonderful piece of history! Please view all photos and thoroughly read listing as all items are sold AS-IS. Many thanks! *I will happily combine shipping, when possible. Please let me know if you are still shopping and then again, when you are done and I will send you a combined invoice.
    $14.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New ListingAntique Vintage Old 1800s Indigo Blue Hand Quilted Patchwork Quilt Piece #3

    ~Measurements shown in photos~ ~~I HAPPILY COMBINE SHIPPING!~~* Gorgeous Antique 1800’s quilt piece! Indigo blue and darling tiny prints make these quilt blocks simply irresistible! The overall blue print fabric is softly faded. A fabulously charming piece for all of your many crafts and sewing projects. Measurements shown in photos. This piece is old and may have obvious wear, stains or repairs. Use your zoom to view this wonderful piece of history! Please view all photos and thoroughly read listing as all items are sold AS-IS. Many thanks! *I will happily combine shipping, when possible. Please let me know if you are still shopping and then again, when you are done and I will send you a combined invoice.
    $14.99
    0 bids
    $3.75 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 5:00PM PST6d 12h
  • New Listing rags---VINTAGE, CRISP, CLEAN FEEDSACK, FEEDBAG.. PERFECT QUILT FABRIC bag4

    This feed bag has little sun bonnet lady walking within the flowers. Unusual design. Could use gentle soak from surface dirt. No issues, tears or fades.
    $9.99
    0 bids
    $3.45 shipping
    Ending Nov 20 at 8:00PM PST6d 15h
  • New ListingBEAUTIFUL SET OF 10 ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN PERIOD 1900 - 1910 LACE COASTERS .

    THERE ARE NO HOLES, REPAIRS OR STAINS, IN FACT THEY APPEAR TO HAVE NEVER BEEN USED. THEY WOULD MAKE A GREAT ACCENT UNDER YOUR STEMWARE FOR A TABLE SETTING !
    $35.00
    $7.15 shipping
  • New ListingExquisite Fine Antique Victorian Handmade Delicate Lace Collar

    This fine and delicate lace collar is handmade with various designs as can be seen in the pictures. It is in excellent condition without breaks odors or other problems.
    $75.00
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Nov 23 at 3:59PM PST9d 11h
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Antique Linens & Textiles

With 100 years as your measuring stick for authenticity, antique linens and textiles from the early 1900's and late 1800's are your best finds when collecting these items. Antique quilts, samplers, and tapestries, provide a blend of styles and textures that you'll proudly display on a bed, wall, or other location. You might also choose these pieces for repurposing and upcycling into curtains, additions to furniture, and more DIY projects. Additionally, there are selections on eBay to include embroidered pieces, antique lace and crochet doilies, and period piece kitchen and table linens to add to your collection.

What Makes a Tapestry an Antique?

Between the 15th and 17th centuries, a combination of wool, linen, and cotton were the go-to fabrics of choice. Antique tapestries won't display a manufacturer's tag, but rather the initials of the maker. Take a close look to spot fading fabric and bleeding of colors, which can be age indicators. Colors bleed because antique tapestries, including dyed thread from plant and insect components. Furthermore, the design is on both sides on antique tapestries, as compared to one-sided modern-day specimens.

How Do You Know If a Quilt Is an Antique?

The presence of several quilt characteristics in a single item helps date a quilt. Here are a few tips:

  • You will not see modern bindings like bias tape sewn along the edges of antique quilts.
  • Quilters varied their stitches when hand quilting, whereas a machine-stitched quilt has evenly spaced stitches. Antique quilts before 1846 are hand stitched since the first sewing machine in America didn't come on the scene until that year. Even so, many quilters continued to hand stitch their pieces up to the early 1900's.
  • It's possible to date a quilt by a period pattern such as the Star of Bethlehem, Grandmother's Flower Garden or Dresden Plate, which were popular in the early 1900's.
  • A quilt's style indicates age depending on whether it's a whole, signature, or crazy quilt design.
  • The weaving pattern is another indicator of age. The cotton sateen weave appeared largely in 19th century quilts, with the twill weave in quilt examples dating between 1880 and 1920.

Are There Different Kinds of Antique Samplers Available?

A sampler is usually a small demo of a single textile worker's skills, often a small piece of needlework or embroidery that may include stylized borders, figures, and the alphabet, among other things. Most samplers are framed works of art, and you'll find needlepoint pieces that list as folk art, even family samplers from the 1800's that include Quaker motifs. American samplers may also include geographical images of an occupied region, such as Pennsylvania or another state. On the other hand, makers of Scottish samplers routinely used green and red thread and worked the family's initials into the piece. Likewise, an English sampler was hand worked onto fine wool and then linen for American samplers. Handwritten provenance handed down to descendants is one of the best ways to determine where a sampler comes from and its age.

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