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Thread: Hankie Quilts

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    Hankie Quilts

    My sister has collected Hankies for about thirty years. She asked if I make two twin quilts for her guest room. This is what I was able to come up with.
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    One of the best hanky quilts I've seen. Did you back the hankies with anything?

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    absolutely lovely. She must be so pleased.
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    Yes, I backed them with muslin. Thank you.

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    I agree that is a lovely hankie quilt. I love it too. Can you share how you did it? Are they just folded?
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    Very pleased, thank you/

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    They are cut, and placed on a square of muslin. Stitched in place. At first she wanted them left whole, but then thought they were to boring so we decided to cut them. Thank you.

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    I love this, what a good idea. I have so many of my Mom's hankies in a box. Did you use a stabilizer on them or just the muslin? So many of mine seem fragile, or have a lace edge.

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    I just used muslin. I don't know why you couldn't stablize them with a fusible, that would be permanent. But the way I did it would be permanent also.

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Gorgeous, terrific job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Judy, I see you live in Santa Barbara. My best friend lives in Goleta, and she became interested in quilting a few years ago. She says there are no quilt stores in Santa Barbara so she shops for fabric when she comes to Phoenix to visit me. She also takes a class or two when she's in Phoenix. Do you know of any quilt stores in Santa Barbara?

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    what a nice sister.... very nice

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    VERY nice! Makes me want to collect (or wish I'd saved those from my youth) them.
    Bet the quilts will look really nice in your sisters home.

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    Beautiful quilt! I've been looking in thrift stores to try to find hankies to make a quilt but no luck. My grandmother used them all the time (kept the nicest of them without using them til they dry rotted which is why I use EVERYTHING I have). Does anyone know a source for hankies? Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts!

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    very nicely done... love the way the hankies are folded
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    What a beautiful idea. Thanks for posting this cause I have a bag of Hankies and knew I wanted to do something with them and this gives me a great idea. Hope you don't mind if I copied your pic for reference.

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    Absolute stunning job!
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    There is a Craft Store in Santa Barbara, Goleta area. They have nice fabric. Name is Craft Esstentials on Turnpike Rd. There is Rosanne's in Carpinteria, about 15 miles away. I live between SB and Goleta. Might know your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrilley View Post
    One of the best hanky quilts I've seen. Did you back the hankies with anything?
    I have to agree.

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    Beautiful!!!!

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    Such a lovely quilt. So soft and feminine looking. You did a very good job.

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    very pretty. I have about 14 antique hankies and a pattern to make a butterfly quilt out of them. The only thing holding me back is I keep making things for everyone else.

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    So pretty!!
    What a treasure!
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    Beautiful! The sashing makes even the red hankies look so soft and delicate, and I like your spin on it by folding the hankies.
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