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Thread: Use for dainty old hankies ???

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    Super Member donnaree59's Avatar
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    A friend just emailed me wanting to know what she could do with some old "dainty" handkerchiefs besides making pillows. I don't have a clue, BUT, I do know a group of people who are very, very crafty and thought some of you might have some ideas for her. Would appreciate any help you could give!

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    FRame them?

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    If a good source of dried flowers/herbs is available they would make beautiful sachets.

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    I can show you what I did...
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    LOL!!! I read it first as "Dirty" old hankies. I was thinking, well - Yuck!! Wash them first.

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    Thanks for the help so far... I SURE hope she has already washed her DIRTY DAINTY handkerchiefs! LOL! I like all the ideas so far; the quilt looks great. I didn't ask her how many she has, but guess that will also have a lot to do with what can be done with them. Still looking forward to any other ideas. If I let her think I came up with all these ideas, she'll think I'm SMART! Yeah, sure. I'll tell her where I'm looking for help. You folks always come through!

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    I made a quilt from hankies. I found many of them at garages sales and antique stores.
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    This is what I did with mine
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    There is a pattern for making them into butterflies for a quilt. I have a magazine with it in it.

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    I found a lovely quilt with teapots and teacups on it. The dainty hankies were placed under the teacup and hung loosely from the quilt or possibly wall hanging. It was really pretty. The hankies added dimension to it. This isn't it, but I'm getting closer to finding it: http://www.etsy.com/listing/52633466...lt-pattern-new

    Here are more ideas on what to do with vintage hankies: http://www.ehow.com/way_5647105_can-...-hankies_.html

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