Simple Motif on Vintage Hankie, Quilted

My Own Quilts | October 29, 2015 | By


I do love a vintage hankie! They can be super fast and fun. I am working on a larger vintage piece, so this was an experimental piece before working on the REAL customer linen. I’ll hope to show that in a few weeks.


I used a simple motif from the computer on my long arm. I drive a Handi Quilter Fusion with Pro Stitcher, which I adore! This design is in the Pro Stitcher library, created by Kim Brunner. After the computer stitched out the motif, I went back in and free motion filled all the open areas.


Here is the hankie right after I had stitched the motif. I also had the computer stitch the rays in the awesome satin backing!


A few close shots. I used a double batting of 80/20 and 100% wool, Hobbs. I also love Glide thread. This is the color Cream, which works well for most vintage linens. I love the sheen of Glide!




Above are the differences between a real scribble and the lower, being a micro stipple. Yup, tiny no matter how you see it!


One more look at those rays. They might be my favorite part! Have a fabulous weekend!


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    Laura P in NH
    October 30, 2015

    Wow Kelly that is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your quilting ideas. Very inspiring!

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    Abigail @ cut&alter
    October 30, 2015

    I love this project!! I have lots of vintage hankies waiting for the perfect project …. maybe some will end up quilted in a similar fashion to this. I’m a new owner to a Handi Quilter Avante – but no prostitcher yet so would have to do it by hand!

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    Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts
    November 1, 2015

    Beautiful work, as usual! It’s amazing how perfectly your stitching lines up with the little flower motifs on the hankie. I do love your work.

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    Freda Butler
    November 10, 2015

    Love the idea of the rays coming off it. Beautiful.

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    Becky Collis
    August 20, 2016

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

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