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    Senior Member roda's Avatar
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    Ok I was blessed today. A lady today gave me a truck load of things to today have no ideal what I will do with it all but boy this is going to be fun. Unpacked one sack theres about 100 old hankies that look new there the old lady hankies and some of the old table cloths with the printed flowers on them

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    wow, have fun sorting thru everything

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    You are very lucky. Hankies can be made into beautiful quilts. I wish we could have had my Mom's and Grandmother's but that was not to be...

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    What fun! I love old hankies. There are some very clever ways of using hankies in quilts. If you do a search, you can see some of them. Some are butterflies, others baskets, not sure what else. Also the old flowered tablecloths are very much in demand by collectors, especially if they are in good shape. If very stained or holey, they make good throw pillows for shabby chic decor or outdoor furniture. Lots of ways to use them. Do some research, but you'll realize you have a treasure trove!

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    Ohhh I would love to get a couple of the table cloths to do longarming on. my dream on day it will come true. you are so blessed. those hankies will make great quilt peices too.

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    Oh, boy have fun!! :thumbup:

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    Also got a singer treadle machine with a 10 inch throat. Can you see me dancing the happy dance

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    these look brand new

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    Wow, you got some great loot! :D

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    16 years ago.... I made a beautiful baby quilt using ladies handkerchiefs for a friend's little girl. I appliqued them onto white fabric and put light batting under each, then hand quilted around the floral patterns. One even had a ballerina on it and found a monogrammed one with the family initial. Used pink between each block and for the backing. Wish I had a digital pic of it. Oh, well...

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    OH BOY, is that special! Such lovely items!

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    Wow, you hit the jackpot today.

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    ohhhhhhhhhh wow!!!! I do know that about 3 years ago, Moda put some of those out. They looked really old but brand new. There were either 16 or 24 new hankies in a very nice cotton enevlope. Jackpottttt!!!!

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    Close your back door. I have went to several garage sales looking for hankies with no luck. Have fun with them.

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    Oh, what fun you'll have checking things out!

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    No sniffles for you with all those hankies There is a book that uses them to do wall hangings ,3D trees, aprons don't know the name but it's out there somewhere even baby bonnets was gonna be a someday thing was gonna get

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    I did some butterflies with old hankies, I put them on white blocks. Never did put the blocks together yet, some day. :-) I have a lot of men's ties to do something with soon also.
    Enjoy your treasures !!

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    Can I be your friend? :D

    I love vintage tablecloths & hankies. I have a collection of ones that were my mom's, my grandma's, & ones I won on e-bay. Hope to add a few more as time passes.

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    Lucky you!

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    Oh my! What fun!

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    Today was your lucky day :D:D:D

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    Do a search! There was a gorgeous hankie quilt on here a couple of weeks ago. If I find it, I'll repost with the link.

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    Elenor Burns from Quilt in a Day. com has a whole show on this. Lovely. So did Sewing with Nancy .com shows.

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    Ohhhhh how wonderful. You can made some pretty quilts using those old hankies and decorative cloths. I'd take the hankies and applique them onto a solid background square and then put them altogether.Maybe even add a little sashing around each one. Gorgeous! My sister collects those kinds of things. It's her weakness, she says. You've got a treasure.

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    Oh My!! I am drooling. Cindy Brick has a book out called "Hanky Panky" with lots of small quilt patterns and easy instructions. (www.cindybrick.com) Check her web site out. Have fun. :thumbup:

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