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Thread: Handkerchief Quilts

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    I just recently came across a box full of my grandmother's handkerchiefs, most of which were never used (they must have been gifts). I had seen somewhere that handkerchiefs could be incorporated into quilts. Does anyone know of any pattern or book that I could get or a website that might be of any help to me? Is putting old handkerchiefs into a quilt a good thing or is there some better way to preserve/display them? Thanks!

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    I have a pattern in a book..it cut the hanky into 4th's. then put each piece in the corner of the block, then each block was put facing each other, with sashing around it..it, or i thought it was beautiful, do you want me to find it and post a picture of it here for you?

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    I would love to see that pattern!

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    Lucky! If you could only see my sewing room.. :roll:
    i will see if i can search and find the pattern on line..the book was purchased at one of those fund raisers at a hospital..a few years ago...Kim

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    Oh Oh Oh! I love that!! I started collecting hankies when I first got the quilting bug. Now I know exactly what I will do with them! :mrgreen: :thumbup:

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    tammy tadd is the author of the book..
    Titled "Cool and cozy coverlets"
    i looked all over the internet, and the cheapest i could find was for 14.99. i paid 20 for it for the fund raiser.

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    Here is a link to another discussion here about handkerchief quilts :D:D:D

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23080-1.htm

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    What a neat way to use old hankies! That's beautiful!

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    I have two old hanky quilts that used the whole hanky and love them. They were given to me years and years ago by someone in Florida who used one to cover her outside bushes in the winter. She didn't like them.

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    Forgot! I like the idea of using four corners...might try it as I have boxes of those old hankies.

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