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Thread: Handkerchief Rag Quilt

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    Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sallybear View Post
    Lisa....all the hankies were not the same size.....so I sewed them to white flannel squares to create all the same size blocks... When it came time to do the snipping I didn't want to cut into the hankies!....& used pink polka dot flannel on the back ...creating sandwich blocks & then sewed all together.....like a rag quilt is done! This was my 3rd rag quilt.....I did a denim one made out of squares.....& a horizontal Halloween rag quilt! Learned my lesson on the Halloween one...pieced all my fabric together ....like a normal quilt & then tried to put it together! WRONG! Had to rip it all out & start over! Always do your research first!!!
    First, Love it and going to imitate! Second, a little tutorial in the Tute Forum would be great. (Hint Hint). Third, how long are your fringe/rag cuts? Fourth, finished size? Thank you for sharing. This is also a great way to use up a stack of different colored bandanas for a male version of the quilt. You have been inspirational.

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    What a wonderful idea! It is so delicate looking with the hankies.

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    So pretty. I've never seen a quilt made that way. Me likey!!

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    very pretty

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    Thank you for sharing the picture of your awesome quilt as well as your notes for making it. I have a lot of my Mom's and Grandmother's handkerchiefs from their pre-kleenex days and and was wondering what I could do with them. You solved my problem. By the way, my Mom turned 100 this past January and the handkerchiefs are from her early childhood days.
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    What a wonderful idea! Love the quilt!

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    Gee, that is so pretty. I could snuggle up with it

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    Wow. Beautiful and different.

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    Rag Quilt

    Your quilt is beautiful!!! Wish I could find old handkerchiefs to do the same.

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    What a novel idea ! Thanks for sharing !!
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    Very feminine quilt.
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    I love your quilt! Like everyone has said, it's feminine, soft, beautiful and reminiscent of years gone by. Ah the bucket list!

    The design with hankies in a center block made me think of doing the same thing with t-shirts and making a t-shirt rag. The logos on shirts that you would use are never the same size but by sewing them on a larger square, it would make everything the same. Your quilt has opened many doors! Thank you!
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    Great idea.

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    Lovely quilt. Great idea. I have a ton of hankies and wasn't sure what to do with them. Thanks for posting.

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    It's beautiful and what a wonderful way to showcase old handkerchiefs. You have a great collection there. I remember a time when women always had a handkerchief in her purse or pocket. I'm dating myself here, but I received many unique and beautiful handkerchiefs when I graduated from high school, as that was a common gift to give back then.

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    so pretty and dainty I love it

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    please do a tut on your creation

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    I love, love, love that quilt. Nice job!

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    This is really pretty! I wish hankies were easier to find. When I do find them they are expensive.
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    Did you wash and dry the flannel before sewing with it? I know it shrinks a lot. Have you washed the quilt yet?
    Fur is flying
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    little bits of fabric and thread!

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    Thanks so much for sharing. Do you mind if we copy the idea? I just love it.

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    This is so pretty and delicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geneva51 View Post
    Your quilt is beautiful!!! Wish I could find old handkerchiefs to do the same.
    I have not been to the Amish Stores around here in a few years but they use to have beautiful hankies for about two bucks apiece. They are not super old fashion quality but look a lot like the ones used in this rag quilt. My memory has me thinking they may have been thin, though, and if they still have the hankies, I will fuse mine first to iron-on, thin cotton interfacing. I will make a visit in the next couple of weeks and see if these unique variety stores still sell them and post here and then send off some to whoever wants them. No upcharges; just cost and shipping which can send after you receive them. Also, every so often you will find hankies at Dollar Tree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    This is really pretty! I wish hankies were easier to find. When I do find them they are expensive.
    Offer, I have not been to the Amish Stores around here in a few years but they use to have beautiful hankies for about two bucks apiece. They are not super old fashion quality but look a lot like the ones used in this rag quilt. My memory has me thinking they may have been thin, though, and if they still have the hankies, I will fuse mine first to iron-on, thin cotton interfacing. I will make a visit in the next couple of weeks and see if these unique variety stores still sell them and post here and then send off some to whoever wants them. No upcharges; just cost and shipping which can send after you receive them. Also, every so often you will find hankies at Dollar Tree!

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