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    i have a fairly large collection of old hankies from my mom and her mom. some are pretty delicate and many have crocheting around the edges etc. does anyone or has anyone used these to make a quilt? they are thin - from age and the fabric used i guess, and i want to be able to "show off" the crochet edges also.

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    You are so lucky to have the old Hankies and yes they can and are used in Quilts , just Google Old Hankie Quilts and there are so many , to get a good ideal of how they are made and used :D

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    Also go here and you'll see all kinds that the board members here have done..
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....+Quilts&u=&s=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    i have a fairly large collection of old hankies from my mom and her mom. some are pretty delicate and many have crocheting around the edges etc. does anyone or has anyone used these to make a quilt? they are thin - from age and the fabric used i guess, and i want to be able to "show off" the crochet edges also.
    I have thought about that myself. I found some from my mom and grandmother. I will have to chek it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    i have a fairly large collection of old hankies from my mom and her mom. some are pretty delicate and many have crocheting around the edges etc. does anyone or has anyone used these to make a quilt? they are thin - from age and the fabric used i guess, and i want to be able to "show off" the crochet edges also.

    if they are delicate,thin..a quilt would ruin them, if it had to be washed.
    I would frame them,under glass..using acid free paper products. and display the that way. you could do a section of a wall in a bedroom,with different older frames. it would be pretty.

    a friend had an old knitted blanket that was her great grandmothers. her husband..(who was handy..lol) made a coffee table, and added depth to it, and set the blanket in there.enclosed with glass on top..
    stayed clean, no one could touch it..yet is was beautiful to look at..( unlike a quilt,that could be hung up on a wall.)

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    I have the book Handkerchief Quilts that I am selling. PM me for details if interested.

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    I made one with vintage hankies, doilies and antique cigarette silks. It was easy to do and a lot of fun. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-50849-1.htm

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    I love the quilts made from hankies! I remember seeing one here where the hankies were turned into butterflies. It was amamzing!

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    I have a lot of my mother's hankies also. I found a book at a quilt show called "Hooked on Hankies" with a nice variety of hanky projects. The website that sells this book is www.d-originals.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    i have a fairly large collection of old hankies from my mom and her mom. some are pretty delicate and many have crocheting around the edges etc. does anyone or has anyone used these to make a quilt? they are thin - from age and the fabric used i guess, and i want to be able to "show off" the crochet edges also.
    I have a customer bringing me a hankie quilt in the next week or so. I will post when I get it in.

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    I have used pieces of heirloom hankies in quilts - for kids and grands. A part of their past is passed down.

    I am expecting grand #6 in January. I have asked daughter in law to send me something from her family to incorporate into the quilt.

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    I saw a pattern in the Quilters World magazine that had them made to look like envelopes. The hankie part was the V part of the envelope it was quite cute and a great way to show off the embroidery. I might have the copy if you would like a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    i have a fairly large collection of old hankies from my mom and her mom. some are pretty delicate and many have crocheting around the edges etc. does anyone or has anyone used these to make a quilt? they are thin - from age and the fabric used i guess, and i want to be able to "show off" the crochet edges also.
    I have a customer bringing me a hankie quilt in the next week or so. I will post when I get it in.
    I cant wait to see what you do with it.

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    yea a pic would help. thanks!

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    I have a bunch of hankies I plan on using. Someone told me to iron them on to a fusible like you use on an applique to make them stronger.

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    Ok I finally was able to get a picture of the quilt with Hankies Quilters world april 2010 I could only get a good pic of the pillow which is the same concept.

    Hankie quilt/pillow
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