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Thread: Handkerchief Quilt Pattern

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    Member jjgallamore's Avatar
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    I have a large number of handkerchiefs that belonged to my grandmother, my mother, and myself and I would like to make a handkerchief quilt. I'm looking for a pattern where you use the whole handkerchief without cutting into them. I have searched several websites but have been unable to find a pattern.

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    I've used them to make a baby quilt for a friend who had a little girl. I used 9 ladies hankies. I zigzagged them onto white cotton and light batting, then hand quilted around the designs on the hankies. One had a ballerina and most had floral designs. I used pink sashing and borders. I tied it with narrow ribbon. She loved it.

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    I believe if you Google handkerchief quilts, you will find some patterns.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2077800_make...ief-quilt.html

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    If you find a pattern, let me know. My mom is aging and she has a dresser drawer full of hankies. I am going to have to make something out of them.

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    am going to be watching this thread too. I want to do something with my mothers hankies.

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    Wish I had some of those wonderful old hankies. They were a statement in my family...all gone.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    If you search on the Board you will find several variations of butterfly quilts made by folding (but not cutting) handkerchiefs - very pretty. Somewhere out there is also a wallhanging of Spanish flamenco (looks wrong but spellcheck says it's right??) dancers and their skirts are hankies.

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    I once saw a quilt made out of hankerchieves, they were folded in a way to look like butterflies. I was bound and determined that I would make one using my mom's hankerchieves. I figured out how to fold the hankerchieves so they did look like a butterfly. I then hand sewed them onto a block and then put sashing around the block, I gave it to my oldest great niece. I also made one for her mom. (that was by request)
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    Here is a picture of a whole handkerchief quilt that I took at a quilt show. I liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingshe
    Here is a picture of a whole handkerchief quilt that I took at a quilt show. I liked it.
    Very pretty, I like that style. It Looks sew pretty.

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