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Em's Heart Antique Linens -Antique Linen Lace Wedding Handkerchief

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Handkerchief Dolls. When I first came across these they were called "Church Dolls", because people used to make temporary dolls out of hankies in church to quietly entertain children and keep them calm. You can also use cloth napkins, and they come out especially nice if made from hankies/napkins with an embroidered or monogrammed corner or lace edging as the hem of the doll dress. More here: http://itssopurdy.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-civil-war-handkerchief-dolls.html

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Tutorial for Baby Burp Cloths made from Vintage Handkerchiefs

Sewing tutorial showing how to make baby burp cloths from vintage hankies - great gift idea for a baby shower

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Do you have a collection of vintage hankies and you aren’t quite sure what to do with them? Maybe they’ve been sitting in a basket because you hate the thought of cutting them?  It&#821…

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