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cawfeehowse
« on: June 14, 2004 10:35:05 PM »

I went to this awesome little 5 and 10 store and found 5 vintage handkerchiefs of various sizes and colors for only $1 a piece so I bought them all.  Now what should I do with them?  I was thinking about framing them or turning some of them into pillows but I'd like to hear other options. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004 12:04:56 AM »

This may be a little risque, but I have used many a vintage handkerchief treasure as a tie-around scarf top. I live in Georgia where the summers are swelteringly hot, and the handkerchief top it is perfect for humid June and July outtings.

Using the larger ones from my collection, I fold the handkerchief once, forming a triangle, then tie the ends around the back, so the point of the triangle points downward in the front. With a big enough scarf there isn't actually that much exposed skin in the front as one might think. If i am not particularly as self confident feeling for the day, i throw a cardigan over it.

I've also taken two larger handkerchiefs and sewn them together into a loose fitting tube-top like shirt, with elastic on the top to keep it from falling down. (Apparently humidity inspires me to fashion as little clothes as possible without looking indecent  Roll Eyes).

They also make great, unexpected linings for purses or little coin bags as well as insets for pillows and the other things you mentioned.

I don't know if that helps or if it is the direction you were looking to go, but I thought I'd throw in my uses. Good luck! I'd like to see any finished products/handkerchiefs you are working with!
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2004 03:13:01 AM »

I love and have done both the framing and pillows...however, right now I'm trying to gather enough to make a quilt!  I know it takes a lot of handkerchiefs (using each one as a quilt square) but how cute will it be!? So maybe you could work on that, or something similar. Oh, and I love the idea of using them as purse linings. Aww. I heart handkerchiefs! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2004 06:30:07 AM »

an old 1980's craft re-do is to form the hankie into a baby bonnet.  stitch ribbon on to  tie the bonnet.  when you give it to the baby, write a note about him/her wearing it home form the hospital and then packing it away and using it as the " something old" at his/her future wedding.  new moms get all teary eyed!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2004 11:34:54 AM »

Here's what they look lilke:

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sixtncandl/my_photos

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The pictures aren't that great but I tried Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2004 05:51:07 AM »

I've always wanted to make a quilt, but it takes so many!
How many do you have? You could make some sort of curtain or window topper out of them. I'm also thinking apron or maybe an entire  straight skirt (you would have to use some sort of backing on them.)  i'm not exactly how that would work out, but I put it would look really cool (and be light for summer.)
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2004 05:15:12 PM »

On one thread (can't remember which--three skirts or something like that) a gal made a wrap skirt out of three handkerchiefs sewn together.  I'll try to find it.
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