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What do make of old hankies

Old 05-21-2010, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Lucinda
Looking for suggestions for sports quilt I am making "cowboys"
I'm makeing a Warm Wishes with Ga. Bulldogs fabric. I'm using the football as 6"squares and just red & black for the strips. It is for my GS that is 10.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Lucinda
Looking for suggestions for sports quilt I am making "cowboys"
If this was put in a different post you would get more ideas.
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Originally Posted by ncsewer
Those are amazing. I wish I still had the box of hankies that my mother had. Don't know where they went.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:15 AM
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there are several books about making quilts and other accessories with old handkies.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sewjean
Originally Posted by Lucinda
Looking for suggestions for sports quilt I am making "cowboys"
I'm makeing a Warm Wishes with Ga. Bulldogs fabric. I'm using the football as 6"squares and just red & black for the strips. It is for my GS that is 10.
my gs is 26 and it is his 2 quilt I made for him. thanks for info.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Kellie G
My friend just lost her home to a fire in January. Just recently they were going through some boxes from the garage that were not damaged and she found several hankies that her husband's grandmother left. She is not a real creative person and wondered what she could do with them to hand them down to her kids and their wives. They are at least 75 years old (the hankies, not the kids). Any suggestions from you creative people out there?
I saw a quilt made from old hankies. The hankies were placed to look like butterflies on a white background. The feelers were stitched in black.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:41 AM
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I have made two different ones from my mother's hankies; one was a butterfly quilt, the butterflies were all in whites or off whites and used a blue background; the second one was just appliqued colorful hankies on a white background. The butterfly one was hand quilted and the appliqued was machine quilted.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:09 AM
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There is a cute quilt named "Dainty Hankerchief" in the Quilting For Busy Boomers book by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch. I bought the book at Hobby Lobby specifically to make this quilt but it has alot of other great patterns in it. Wish I had a pic to post but it is 12 x 12 blocks and you cut the hankies in half diagonally and sew the long diagonal edge to the top of the block and secure the pointed end towards the middle of the block with a ribbon bow so it looks like the back of an envelope with the flap sealed. It really is pretty and since I don't have enough of my Grandmas hankies I knew I could get two blocks from each one.
I can't wait to see what you create as all of the pic posts were beautiful!
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:32 AM
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Hi, also from Northern Michigan. I made four lap quilts from my grandmother's hankerchiefs and I used the patterns by Pineapple Press called Love Letters and Grandma Linderoth's Hankies. They are available from Pineapple Press, 2620 Friday Rd., Coloma, MI 49038 269-468-6418. I backed the hankies with fusible web to reinforce them and used clear monofiliment thread on top.

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Grandma's Hankies
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:35 AM
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Opps. Sent the same picture twice. Having a senior moment. I did send the correct pictures.

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