My mother-in-law gave me a box of beautiful handkerchiefs that once belonged to her grandmother. I pieced them into a quilt to give to my MIL for Christmas this past December.
To make a quilt with handkerchiefs, I found it helpful to stabilize the hankies with fusible light-weight interfacing before cutting them into half-square triangles. I am so floored by how colorful and lush the hankies look when you cut them down!
The solid I used is either Kona Bone or Kona Ivory… who can keep track of such things :P
I call this quilt “Grandma Love” because it is both a way for my MIL to remember her grandma, but also a token of my appreciation for my boys’ Grandma Gracie. She is such an absolutely amazing grandma to those kids.
I used an all over magnolia quilting pattern. I backed the quilt with a vintage sheet I bought from the lovely EmmmyLizzy via her etsy shop.
Have you played with incorporating sentimental, non-quilting fabrics into your sewing projects? I’ve got a stack of my husbands old work shirts I plan on playing with someday.
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