Vintage handkerchiefs

beth1954May 7, 2007

I left this message on another forum (Trash to Treasure) but I think this is maybe more appropriate. I bought several vintage hankies off of e-bay. They are yellowed a bit, but yellowed with age (a good thing.) I want to do something special with them. I was thinking about something in a frame, but I just don't know. Anyone got any suggestions for me?

Thanks, Beth

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evelyn_craftdiva

Here is a site with a few ideas. Hope you find something that you can use.
http://antiques.about.com/cs/quiltstextiles/a/aa053003.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: Handkerchief Crafts

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 11:26PM
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Cheri_C

I know that you were wanting something more framed, but I just had to show you this Quilt made from old Handkerchiefs.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 7:25AM
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anjabee

cheric~ that is a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing the pic. ~Anj

    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 10:19PM
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grittymitts

Wow, that's a beauty! Sure makes me wish I quilted since I collect them & have scads.

Suzi

    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 10:17AM
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thrift_shop_romantic

That is absolutely lovely. I've never seen the handkerchief quilts done quite like that. Terrific!

--Jenn

    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 3:57PM
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luvstocraft

Cheri, that is a gorgeous quilt. Did you make that one? What a great way to preserve old hankies too.

Has anyone seen the pic from Better Homes and Gardens where they put them between two sheets of clear glass and hung them on a wall. The hankies look like they are floating against the wall, and are so pretty. You might search for it on the BHG website. I think I clipped a pic out of the magazine, I'll try to find it in my stash so I can show you.

Luvs

    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 11:49PM
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Cheri_C

Luvs,
No I didn't make the Quilt. A friend of mine sent me the pic she had found on the Internet. I sure would love to have it!!!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 10:20PM
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patty1297

There are a few quilting books callled HanKie Pankie, or something like that, that shows several good projects. I also have been collecting the hankies and one day want to make that quilt. I think it is beautiful.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2007 at 10:13AM
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pattico_gw

I also collect old hankies...

And I've posted this many times before...but many here are new.

I got these ideas from a magazine about 6 years ago...Don't think I have a pic anymore.

I scanned and printed out several of my hankies makeing a lot of prints...you can only get about half and maybe not quite wide enough ...But you use them as border in a room..Using wallpaper paste and overlapping them.

I'm sure somewhere in my files I have the pictures and directions. If anyone is interested I can look to see if I can find them.

My garden web email doesn't work, but I can be reached at
pattico one at yahoo dot com.

They also used them as a valance over curtains. Made pillows for the bed. Covered an Ivy jar with a hankie and tired it with a bow, to keep kleenexes in.

patti

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 12:07PM
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nanalulu

I saw you posted this awhile ago, but I am just now seeing it. I have a page on my website called What Can You Do With Vintage Handkerchiefs? You will find lots of ideas here.

Here is a link that might be useful: Nanalulus Linens and Handkerchiefs

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 2:21AM
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