Vintage Hanky Quilt Could Be Your Best Work Of Art

Vintage Hankies Tell a Quilt Story And Make A Lovely Keepsake

Imagine the 1950’s era of floral handkerchiefs appliqued onto neutral ivory. Of all the vintage linens, I think hankies must have the best stories, lending this lovely picture book an authentic vintage feel because they appeal to the heart.


vintage hanky quilt free tutorial

Using a special collection to make a little memory quilt for an old friend, mother or grandmother that she can display and enjoy all year long, would surely bring a tear of joy. I started collecting vintage hankies a year or so ago simply because I was so taken with the colors, patterns and elaborately cut edges.

If you have a little collection of pretty hankies waiting, create an authentic vintage feel.

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If you’re still deciding what you want to do with your stash of vintage hankies that you’ve collected over the years, make a throw for the lake house. Pieces that have interesting stories behind them will make for a really special quilt that you can pass along to your daughter or simply put on display on your family room couch.

Show off the hankies on your quilt in a way that is not static or boring. Use vintage purple and white floral hankies,or assemble a group featuring a shade of aqua or light turquoise amongst rose pinks and woodland forget-me-nots. Use one or two to create an easy butterfly. See here.

easy quilt pattern using hankies

If wanting to start right away you might not have enough hankies, purchase a few extra from Amazon to make a quilt. With just the right amount of creativity, you can turn those pretty old hankies into interesting pieces that will make your friends want to start a collection of their own.


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