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Thread: What do make of old hankies

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    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?

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    She could use them to make the fronts of a pillow. Or frame them to hang on a wall.

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    I have a couple of friends who have used them as window toppers...simple and quite charming!

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    I made this pillow with some hankies that someone gave to me. It's not hard. Just pick a focus, then frame outwards with corners.

    [IMG]http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...Picture007.jpg[/IMG]

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    That is a really pretty pillow, thanks for the photo.

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    you're welcome. The hardest part for me was cutting into the hankies.

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    Wow..I love what you did with the hankies..so pretty.

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    That is a beautiful idea :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    you're welcome. The hardest part for me was cutting into the hankies.
    Oh that's so nice--I'm with you on the cutting into! I have a whole pile from both sides of the family and haven't done anything with them yet.

    I did let my sister make an angel out of one--will try to remember to take a pic and post.

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    applique each one to a square of fabric then combine them into quilts for each of the kids...

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    I saw a quilt wall hanging done with old handkerchieves and fell in love with it so I have started collecting them. All of the hankies were old fashion skirts. It was absolutely beautiful and you don't have to cut the hankies. I still have to work on exactly how to do mine as I couldn't get a picture of the wall hanging. I think the blouse and large Southen type hat was appliqued above the hankie. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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    Check out these photos. Butterflies.


    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...47991974lIMoZQ

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    If there are very few, they could just be sewn onto a backing and made into a sachet, or jewelry bag.

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    I was going to recommend the butterflies also... but maybe you could make an original bird pattern from them, like blue birds and such or frame the really pretty ones in antique picture frames.

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    I had a pattern that was a wall hanging. Each block was a pocket with a hankie in it. You didn't have to cut them up. I made it with 3 pockets horizontally (you can us as many as you want) I used a tiny border around and then a little larger. It turned out nice and didn't have to cut them. I don't mind cutting up ones I find, but ones that belong to my family I can't cut. Hope it helps.

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    Looking for suggestions for sports quilt I am making "cowboys"

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    Have large star in middle and stripe white and blue,football mat.and then red allaround, ending with sqare 27 in.

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    Debra, that pillow is so pretty! I just love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Check out these photos. Butterflies.


    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...47991974lIMoZQ
    That is beautiful! I am saving it so I can do that. I have my Mom's hankies. she was 93 when she passed in 2001 so they are probably from the 40's or somewhere there abouts.
    Such creative minds!

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    there are several books about making quilts and other accessories with old handkies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjean
    Quote 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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