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My mom and aunts are cleaning out my sweet grandmother’s house now that she has passed away. My grandmother saved lots of things just in case she would ever need them again so there are lots of vintage clothing and treasures. My mom and Aunts have been great at checking to see if I would like to use anything. My grandmother had collected lots and lots of pretty handkerchiefs. Each granddaughter and great-granddaughter got a special one and then I picked out some of the leftovers. I sewed them together into a sweet table runner.

Vintage Handkerchief Table Runner

It’s so colorful, feminine, and fun, and I love that it still smells like my grandmother.

Vintage Handkerchief Table Runner

They have been neatly folded for years so even though I ironed this, I couldn’t get all the creases out. It needs to sit out for awhile.

Vintage Handkerchief Table Runner

I love that there’s so much history in it. Some are from the 1940’s!

Vintage Handkerchief Table Runner

I didn’t sew them like a regular seam with right sides together. I didn’t want lumps. All I did was overlap one about an 1/8″ or less over another and sewed a topstitch.

Vintage Handkerchief Table Runner

Wouldn’t this be perfect for a like a tea party or a girl baby shower? And the colors are perfect for Easter/Spring. I can’t wait to use it for something special in the future.

Vintage Handkerchief Table Runner

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Author: Heather