Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Vintage Handkerchief Butterfly Quilt

The other day I walked into a serious quilt shop. I could tell it was serious as it gave me the Heebie Jeebies. Somebody once told me that the thought of making a scrapbook page gave them tremors, so I kinda got what they meant right at that very moment.

I don't sew. I could hear sewing machines. Yes very terrifying.

Anyhow, I was there to show off a huge box of vintage hankies and ask nicely for someone to turn them into a piece of art. They suggested butterflies. In fact, here is a tutorial for doing that very thing.

Here is a photo to give you an idea of what I'm talking about that I borrowed from the interwebs. Pretty cool!

Anyhow I got the extremely stuffed box of vintage hankies from the Aunt who was cleaning out some stuff that my naughty Grandma Skip had. Nobody knows if they were hers from younger days or perhaps something she picked up along the way.

The concept of blowing one's nose on a piece of material is foreign to me anyhows and also gives me the willies kinda like a huge shop devoted just to sewing. However these have pretty patterns, lace and embroidery so will make a lovely throw! Hoping nobodys nose was really involved...

I got that photo at the top text messaged to me from the quilter, Cricket's Crafts! I cannot wait to get my hands on it! She is preserving the awesome cool lace on the edges!

It's Grandma Week here at Pratt Inc. so tomorrow's post will be about another Granny.

Happy Hump Day!


  1. How awesome!!! That is sooooo cool that you are having those made into a quilt!!!! I have a bunch of t-shirts that I want to do that to ... now to figure out how to quilt!! LOL!!

  2. Wow! What a wonderful way to preserve something of your Gramma's!!! Ummm....hankies were made to SNOT on. And they're recyclable. No land fill. AND when you're finished with them....they become quilts!!!! My Mum [the sewer. I fully comprehend your repellent reaction to sewing machines!!] made a quilt for a bloke out of BADGES!!! He'd been collecting for years.... pretty amazing, those sewing women :):)

  3. That really looks lovely, I hope your quilt turns out just like you hope it will.. and I hope you show us too!

  4. Freaking INCREDIBLE! The design and preservation process is fabulous. :)

  5. Wow how EXCITING! That is going to be really awesome!!!


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