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rootdarc
« on: July 06, 2011 11:40:17 AM »

Hi - I just inherited a lot of vintage hankies that belonged to my great-grandmother and wanted to make a quilt out of them.  Does anyone know of a good tutorial or examples anywhere?  I don't think it will be as easy as I first thought as there are several different sizes, some with scalloped edges and they are very thin (will need interfacing I'm sure). Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011 01:48:30 PM »

http://wildonionstudio.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/jeanettes-vintage-hankie-quilt/

this is likely how i would do it too.

applique the hankies to  a block... then assemble the blocks...  this google image search brought up some BEAUTIFUL examples tho.  <off to wander teh antiques mall>
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011 01:50:44 PM »

sloth003 - I  had a long, complicated response typed out, but that looks so much prettier than any idea I had Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011 03:35:30 PM »

Wow - that is great.  However, i could never quilt it like that - haven't graduated from straight lines yet!!  I do like how they are on blocks though - you don't lose any of the edges and could still use the scalloped ones.  Thanks for the idea!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011 07:18:02 PM »

Well, for quilting like that, you could pass the hat and see about getting it sent to a longarmer Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011 08:22:27 AM »

long armer or...

even a simple straight line echo/box spiral in each block might give it a nice little modern edge to something so soft and classically pretty.
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