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Thread: My Sister Wants to Make a Hankerchief Quilt

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    My Sister Wants to Make a Hankerchief Quilt

    When I visited my mom last week, my sister showed me a large handkerchief collection that she has and said she wants to make a quilt from them in the future. She has made only a couple of quilts in the past, so the pattern cannot be to advanced. Her birthday is coming up, and I would like to give her a book on the subject for inspiration and ideas. I am looking for recommendations.

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    I think I would applique them onto some delicate looking fabric blocks and showcase them that way.
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    There was a pattern out that made them into butterflys to be applqued to your quilt..

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    When I made a hankerchief quilt, I folded the kankerchieves into butterflies and hand sewed them unto the blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunr View Post
    When I made a hankerchief quilt, I folded the kankerchieves into butterflies and hand sewed them unto the blocks.
    Do you have a picture? That sounds lovely!

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    google handkerchief quilts there have been several books published in the past.

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    The book for handkerchief quilts is called Hanky-Panky Crazy Quilts by Cindy Brick. How to make Crazy Quilts with Heirloom Handkerchiefs . It has some real nice colored photo's and good instructions. Hope this helps you.

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    I have several very old handkerchief quilts and enough old handkerchiefs to make 5 of them. The ones I have are all made into square blocks and tied. Love them. So much to do so little time.

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    To make a butterfly from a handkerchief, fold the hanky in half on the diagonal, then take a tuck in each side of the triangle to make the "wings". It would be easier to explain with a picture. Experiment and see what you like.

    You just applique that down on a square of fabric, and make the squares into a quilt!

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