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Thread: Handkerchief Quilt

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    Handkerchief Quilt

    Howdy y'all :c)

    A few months ago, I saw a lap quilt somewhere on the internet that was made out of ladies hankies. I thought it was beautiful, and decided to make one on a little bit larger scale to give to my ex-mother-in-law to put on her bed at the nursing home she is in. I just got it finished yesterday, and I think it turned out pretty good. :c) What do y'all think?

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    I think it's beautiful! She should love it!

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    So very pretty - and such a wonderful gift. Did you buy them or did you have a hankie stash ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    So very pretty - and such a wonderful gift. Did you buy them or did you have a hankie stash ??
    I got them from eBay, but AFTER I bought them and already had them fused onto the fabric, my sister gave me a bunch she had collected over the years. I have enough to make 2 more now! LOL!
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    I love it and I'm sure your MIL will love it too!


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    very nice!!! great job!!!
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    What a great idea. Pretty quilt.

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    it's just lovely
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    It's a very pretty quilt. I love the old hankies. She is sure to love it.

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    I bet your MIL thinks you're pretty special. It's a beautiful quilt.

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    Can you tell me how you prepared the hankies? Did you put a backing on them?...THanks...I love your quilt!

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    Beautifully unique quilt!
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    What a wonderful gift!!You did a great job!

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    That turned out absolutely lovely - I'm sure she will treasure it!

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    That is just very beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylandon3 View Post
    Can you tell me how you prepared the hankies? Did you put a backing on them?...THanks...I love your quilt!
    Thanks! All I did was to use Wonder Under to fuse the hankie to the fabric underneath. I then sewed around the inner edge of the scallops around them. I also used fabric glue under the scallops. It was a very quick and easy quilt to make. :c)

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    Love handkerchief quilts. They are so beautiful. As well as yours.

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    Looks wonderful! I have some handkerchiefs that look like those.

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    Looks lovely to me and I bet she will love it!!

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    Very pretty your MIL will love it too. Such a wonderful thought and gift.
    Have a Blessed & Prosperous Day !
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    I had a thought of making a quilt with Hankies one day, yours is so pretty I may move mine up the to do list
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    Beautiful quilt, Donna. I'll bet you just made her day.
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    This is one quilt I do want to make after the holidays. I have all of my mothers hankies, she passed away almost
    2 years ago age 99. I love the way you used different color fabrics for the background.

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    Pretty quilt.....lovely layout. Lucky lady

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    WOW - I think it is terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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