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How to Clean Old Linen Handkerchiefs

by Corey M. Mackenzie
Old linen handkerchiefs are valued by many vintage clothing collectors. Whether you plan to simply store these away or use them, you should clean them carefully so they will look and smell their best. Linen is a natural fiber and although new linen can usually be washed by machine, old linen handker...

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  • Peggy McEntire

    Thank you for this, I have collected old hankies for years. Now I know what to do with them.

  • Lida van der Schuit

    Have sevral hankies myself, but not enough for a quilt yet! Maybe one day!

  • diana todd

    amazing would love to see instructions!!!

  • Debbie McConkey

    I have saved all of the hankies from both of my grandmothers and have wanted to make them into a quilt for years. This gives me some much the incentive to make it now. Thank you for sharing.

  • Paula Mitchell

    I have hankies from my grandmothers and Aunts and great-Aunts. I think I have enough to make a quilt to cover my house. LOL

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