Hanky Quilts, Brick by Brick

I got some great news today from Cindy Brick, author of Hanky Panky Crazy Quilts and a well-known appraiser and quilt restoration expert. You may recognize her name as the idea source behind A Little Hanky Panky, an article about how to make quilts from vintage hankies in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Quiltmaker, being shipped now.

hpbrick Hanky Quilts, Brick by Brick

This little gem of a book has been out of print for a long while, but now it’s back in limited quantities. You can read all about it and how to get it at cindybrick.com. The price is right and the shipping is free!

QM HankyPanky 350 Hanky Quilts, Brick by Brick

A Valentine-themed Hanky Panky quilt featured in QM Jan/Feb 2010

What’s even better, if that is possible, is that Cindy’s next book will be Hanky Panky with a Flourish, due out this spring. This new collection of handkerchief quilt patterns includes the traditional Hanky Panky method, plus many hanky-related patterns that don’t require cutting the handkerchiefs.

So check out Cindy’s first and soon-to-come second book, and take a peek at QM’s Jan/Feb issue to get started on your own Hanky Panky quilts.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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6 Responses to Hanky Quilts, Brick by Brick

  1. Luanne says:

    Great book and love the Valentine example! You can find many pretty hankies & other hankie ideas here: http://www.nanaluluslinensandhandkerchiefs.com
    ideas page : http://www.nanaluluslinensandhandkerchiefs.com/Articles.asp?ID=257

  2. della wilson says:

    I can’t wait for ideas on how to make a quilt with handkerchiefs without cutting them. I inherited a lovely stack (pristine condition) from my mom from her childhood and I cannot bring myself to cut them.

  3. Cindy Brick says:

    Thank you so much for mentioning this, Diane! The books are due in any day now at the Brickworks offices, and we’ve already had dozens of orders after mentioning Hanky Panky for only a few weeks. Looks like the books are going to go fast.
    Over the holidays, I get to play with the new book, and make some samples for it — it will be a nice break!
    Thank you so much for your kindness in mentioning it.
    Cindy

  4. Oh the Valentine themed mini is very cute!

  5. That looks like a fun book and I look forward to seeing the new one.

    Debbie

  6. Donna Joy says:

    My mom has been saving hankys for years and wants to make a quilt. I think your book will give her some ideas. She will be excited.

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