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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hanky Packets

I was snowed in yesterday and it was like finding a whole delicious decadent day to indulge in my greatest love.....stitchery!!!!  So I spent the entire day stitching "packets" of hanky quarters.  Since I wanted lots of extra lace,  each hanky quarter was layered 3-5 deep which made it cumbersome to shift them about for placement.  So I added all the layers to each and stitched them together into "packets".  This allowed me to move them about easily and I was able to trim off the excess fabric of the underneath hankies..

Now they are just laying on the foundation approximately where I want them and I can begin to fine tune the arrangement....add MORE lace and more hankies... I have started on the additional 6 bluebirds.


  1. "Snowed In" ??? I don't own boots!

  2. Love those hankies:) I found your blog recently and as a newbie I'm finding it really helpful.

  3. Gerry, I have been Crazy Quilting for a while, but have yet to try doing it with hankies. Thank you for so much information. I'm going to try it this year. Looks like a lot of fun.