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Nana replied on Wed, Jan 5 2011 12:46 AM

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It is very sad that your "sister" did that.  Sometimes people just should not be in a family....LOL.

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Barbara replied on Wed, Jan 5 2011 5:02 AM

Nana, and that was not even the worst part , She stoled my Grandmothers  SS Checks  at lest 3 times. and somhow had gotten into my baby sisters savings account and took 4000,from her ,She didn't even know it till she went to get her money to buy her car. There are 4 of us kids and we three only tolerate her  because of our mother..I really dislike thiefs...Barbara 

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Nana replied on Wed, Jan 5 2011 9:21 AM

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That is terrible.  I am with you on disliking thieves.  If you need something just ask and I will give it to you if at all possible but don't steal from me.

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Marie replied on Wed, Jan 5 2011 10:08 AM

Nana thanks but I'm not sure I could cut them up.  Before our kitties came to live with us I used to display them folded and hung off a shelf triangularly.  Pretty but no longer practical.

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Nana replied on Wed, Jan 5 2011 10:14 AM

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I totally understand.  I would probably have a hard time cutting them up too.  You might try folding them in a fan and see how it looks.

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Patti replied on Sat, Jan 8 2011 9:56 AM

I so love these handkerchief quilts!  I have a drawer full of my mother's handkerchiefs and scarfs, and now I know what I can do with them!

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Handkerchiefs also make real cute valance curtains. Put on point and fold over top corner and hand stitch a seam in the back to go through the curtain rod. Then  slide on all the handkerchiefs on to the rod and spread them out a little and you have a unique valance curtain. I wish I had some!

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Marie replied on Sat, Jan 8 2011 11:30 AM

Diane, great idea!  Yard sales are a great place to pick them up or thrift shops.

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Barbara replied on Sat, Jan 8 2011 4:14 PM

Diane what a great Idea I will have to start looking a garage sales this summer to see if I can find some ..Really clever..Barbara

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Candy replied on Thu, Jul 14 2011 3:02 PM

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What beautiful quilts!  I hope someday to be as good as everyone in this club.

 

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Barbara replied on Thu, Jul 14 2011 3:09 PM

Candy ,I'm working on that one myself , only been doing this alittle over a year now,and I love it..Barbara

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abcd replied on Thu, Jul 14 2011 4:28 PM

Hi, Kristin -

You could also use a few of these hankies to make a quilted pillow top, and put two or so together in a frame, maybe with an oval left in the middle for a picture (of her? her grandmother?  of her AND her grandmother?)

And, to anyone out there who wants to know where they can get a few of these hankies WITHOUT paying an arm and a leg to Macy's to order them, try looking around in your local "antique" symposiums - you know, the ones filled with stuff from the 1950s that your mom had all over your house when you were growing up?  Generally they are FILLED with handkerchiefs, doilies, crocheted table tops,  all kinds of things that would complement and ad to any hankie art~

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Kristin,

Thanks for the link. I have a stash of old hankies saved from a rummage sale and I think I would like to make a quilt like that. I plan to order the directions. Such a pretty delicate quilt, nice for a guest room. 

I am sure a teenager who knows the history of such a quilt will take good care of it, if she is a normal girl. We won't even discuss some of today's youth. But most girls would be thrilled with such a creation, with such sentimental value. Certainly have the talk with her. 

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Marta E replied on Fri, Feb 7 2014 3:17 PM

I am getting ready to make a hanky quilt.  Were the hankies qppliqued on a backing block?

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Debra replied on Fri, Feb 7 2014 4:10 PM

Love that yellow one, Thank you so much for Posting!!!

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