My mother left me with about 25 or so silk and like silk square scarves. Any ideas what I should do with them. I can't throw them out.
Kathie from South Portland, ME
Sounds like a perfect memory quilt or pillows maybe. I have seen them used as a valance on small windows several overlapping like upside down triangles. Or maybe you could embroider, or have it done, messages or notes of memories on them then give them to friends and family members for Christmas. A nice treasure. Hope this helps. (02/12/2007)
Maybe use as doilies, or along the same lines as the previous post drape around a picture frame of a painting or a print that coordinates with the scarves. (02/12/2007)
My mom and I made a quilt for my grandma with scarves and handkerchiefs like this. We laid them out on a twin bed sized piece of white flannel in a "crazy quilt" pattern. We overlapped, folded, rearranged to make all the pieces fit, without cutting. We used different zigzag stitches to tack them all down, but you could stitch by hand, too. I made a quilted backing and my mom stitched the two pieces together with a lacy crochet stitch. (02/12/2007)
I made a beautiful coverlet for my day bed out of my grandmother "handkerchiefs.
By Debbie from SC
Perhaps you could use them as backing for a memory board, or weave them together for decorating chair backs or adding color to chair seats. (02/14/2007)
They have not been in fashion for ages, so it is probably time for these scarves to become the very latest new craze. Hang on there, keep them for a little while longer and your daughters and nieces will be begging you for them. (02/15/2007)
I know this sounds weird, but it really works. When I put on a turtleneck, I put a silk scarf over my head and face to prevent makeup from getting on it. I do the same thing to take the turtleneck off, but I stuff the ends down inside the neck. The turtleneck slides right on and off with no makeup on it. (01/24/2008)
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