TOWER PRESS BLUE RIBBON SERIES

Tower Press put out quite a few compilations of patterns from the pages of their many magazines- "Popular Needlework", "Stitch'n Sew", "Women's Circle", "Women's Circle Crochet", "Women's Comfort", "Women's Household", "Women's Household Crochet", "Old Time Needlework", "Old Time Crochet Patterns and Designs", "Pattern World" and "Aunt Jane's Sewing Circle" are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. They printed all their magazines on the cheapest newsprint possible - and I love them all. I've collected them for over a decade now, and still don't have complete runs of most of them. But I keep hunting. I only know of three of the blue ribbon books that have tatting in them(p220, p480, p490). There are several that are toy and doll themed. This list is not complete - it's just what I'm aware of. If you have books of the series I don't have listed, please send me a heads up. If you have any you wish to sell, I'm interested as well.

I have one booklet that is a combination of four(4) of the booklets(210, 240, 360, 390) and says on the cover that it was a premium for subscribing to Popular Handicrafts...

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p-100 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Doll Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-110 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Doily Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This issue includes two(2) Myrtle Hamilton tatted doilies...

p-120 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 20 Doily Patterns Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-130 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Quilt Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-140 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Quilt Patterns, Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-145 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Quilt Patterns, Vol. 3, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-150 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 50 Edging Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This one has three(3) Ila Frost tatted edgings...

p-160 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Old Time patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This issue may have some tatting patterns in it...

p-170 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Old Time patterns, Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This issue has some gorgeous tatting patterns...

p-175 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Old Time patterns, Vol. 3, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This issue has a surprising amount of tatting patterns...

p-180 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Crewel Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-190 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 20 Knitting Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This is mainly reprints of American Thread Co. patterns...

p-200 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 20 Assorted Dress Patterns for asst. ages, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This is mainly reprints of American Thread Co. knit and crochet patterns...

p-210 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Gift Items, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This booklet has no tatting patterns, but has a couple of soft toys...

p-220 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Crochet Pattern, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This booklet has a Myrtle Hamilton tatted doily included with all the crochet

p-230 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Christmas Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-240 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 30 Bazaar Gift Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-245 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Bazaar Gift Patterns, Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-250 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Apron Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-260 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Initial Sets, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-270 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Potholder Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-280 Blue Ribbon: 75 Old Time Embroidery Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-290 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Knacks for Knitters, ed. by Peggy Chester (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
article reprints and a few Limberlost patterns...

p-300 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Knacks for Knitters, Vol. 2, ed. by Peggy Chester (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
article reprints and more Limberlost patterns...

p-310 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Stitchery Fun, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-320 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Machine Knitting, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
Article reprints by Carl Chung and Lucille(Lucile)

p-330 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Machine Knitting, Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
Article reprints by Carl Chung and Lucille(Lucile)

p-335 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Machine Knitting, Vol. 3, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
Article reprints by Carl Chung and Lucille(Lucile)

p-340 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 50 State Quilt Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-350 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Plastic Bottle Crafts, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-360 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Easy Toys To Make, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-370 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Easy Toys to Make, Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-380 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 23 Things for Various Holidays, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
I was surprised to find a set of five(5) tatted appliques for Christmas cards in this issue...

p-390 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 20 Pillows & Cushions, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-400 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 20 Fashion Crochet Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-410 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Dressmaking with Mary Freeze, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-440 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Handicraft PHOTO ALBUM, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-450 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Women with Hobbies at Home, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-460 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Painting On Textiles, ed. by Adelaide L Morris (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-470 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 1000 Household Hints, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-480 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Tatting Notes, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This booklet is a collection of some of Elizabeth Randall's articles!

p-490 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Patterns for Tatting, ed. by Myrtle Hamilton (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This booklet is a collection of some of Myrtle Hamilton's patterns!

p-500 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Patterns for Embroidery, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-510 Blue Ribbon Patterns: All About Afghans, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-515 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilts by Ruby Hinson, Vol. 3, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1975) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-520 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 500 Quilt Designs, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-525 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilts, Vol. 4, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1975) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-530 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Asst. Patterns for 1970, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-535 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilts, Vol. 5, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1975) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-560 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Dollers Doings, Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1975) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-560 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilters Catalog, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-565 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilts by Ruby Hinson, Vol. 5, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-570 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilters Catalog, Vol. 2, ed. by Dolores A Hinson (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
This is a reprint of articles by Dolores A Hinson

p-580 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilters Catalog, Vol. 3, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-590 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 15 Women Successfully Making Money At Home, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-600 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Fabric Fancies, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-610 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Original Doll Patterns by Lynn, ed. by Marilyn Campbell (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Seabrook, NH; ISBN: None;
This booklet is a collection of Marilyn Campbell's crochet clothes patterns for Barbie!

p-620 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Old Time Needlework, Vol. 4, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970)
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-630 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Hooking Rugs, ed. by Ruby Hinson (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Seabrook, NH; ISBN: None;
Collection of reprinted articles...

p-640 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilts by Ruby Hinson, vol. 1, ed. by Ruby Hinson (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-645 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Quilts by Ruby Hinson, vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-660 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Knitting Pearls, ed. by Edna Pollard (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
Reprinted articles...

p-680 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 1972 Christmas Patterns, Vol. 1, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-690 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 1972 Christmas Patterns, Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-700 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Mini Modiste- Doll Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-710 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Hobbies for Fun & Profit, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
includes an article on candlemaking...

p-720 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Asst. Patterns for 1973, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
includes an article on candlemaking...

p-725 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Foreign Dolls, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1975) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-730 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Asst. Patterns for 1973, Vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
includes an article on candlemaking...

p-740 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Junior Handicrafts, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-770 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Aunt Jane's Thrift Shop, ed. by Nelle Portrey Davis (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
reprinted articles from "Aunt Jane's Sewing Circle"

p-780 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Weaving Yarn & Yarns, ed. by Mary Jane Carrell (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
Reprinted articles from "Aunt Jane's Sewing Circle"

p-790 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Asst. Patterns for 1974, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
includes an article on candlemaking...

p-810 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Children of the World Quilts, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-810 Blue Ribbon Patterns: 20 Doll Patterns by Lynn, vol. 2, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-810 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Antique Auto Quilt Patterns, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

p-820 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Creative Machine Embroidery, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;

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