Do you think of a handkerchief quilt as just a bunch of hankies sewn together? Then you haven't seen all the original, artistic handkerchief quilts and wall hangings being created by seasoned quilters and beginners alike. A handkerchief quilt can be a thing of beauty, an artistic triumph, a collector's item, a record of historic moments, or all of the above. If you have a collection of vintage, antique handkerchiefs, whether they belonged to your grandmother, or you collected them at thrift stores and flea markets, you have the makings of a one-of-a-kind quilt. Perhaps you will want an embroidered quilt block in the center, surrounded by lace edged vintage hankies. Back them with an old-fashioned floral print, add some vintage buttons, and you have a masterpiece.
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Forum Main handkerchief quilt Welcome to the Quilting Board! Then batting and the backing? I can't seem to find out on the internet about the finishing aspect. Thanks for any help. I'll try to find the link and you can contact her. Look through them.
They Were Just 80-Year-Old Handkerchiefs Until Mom Transforms Them Into Beautiful Baby Blanket
I think this quilt makes such a sweet keepsake for a new baby! I love to collect vintage linens, the unique styles, colors, and prints that you can only seem to find in vintage linens. My sister had a baby girl and I decided to use up some of my stash of vintage hankies to make a quilt for her sweet baby girl. I can usually find vintage hankies for less than a few dollars a piece.
I have a question. Most of these rag quilts are washed after they are made to fluff out the trim. I am making one of these hanky quilts and I'm afraid that some of the brighter colors of the hankies might run if they are washed and dried.