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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Machine Embroidery Vintage Hankies

I've been collecting vintage hankies for quite a few years now and I love to use them on my crazy quilt projects.  My favorite hankies are the ones with machine embroidery flowers on them.  They're quite easy to find for a dollar or 2 at flea markets and antique shops.

The purple rose on this hanging pillow is from a vintage handkerchief:

I finished embellishing this door hanger yesterday and then last night, I started on one with a pink rose:

I spent all day yesterday sewing.  I put a good couple of miles on my sewing machine, piecing loads of new blocks.  I wish I could sew some more new blocks today but I have other things that need to be done.  I do plan on having a few hours of stitching time later today.

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Those hankies are such a nice focal point.

Beadwright said...

These would make beautiful gifts. Love your art
Nicole/Beadwright

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hankies are generally made with such pretty materials too, not just the focal points. The edges are often tatted or crocheted and make such nice touches.

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