Once I had a beautiful pink hanky that I just couldn't use in a hanky quilt so I sewed a pillow cover with just that one hanky in the rag quilt style.
So I knew what to do to make her the pillow covers. However, in this bunch of hankies there were two very pretty round hankies that I just didn't know quite what to do with. I looked up making pillow covers for round pillows and while there were tutorials for them, I didn't think it would work very well for hankies. Then as I was ironing all the hankies to see which would be the best to use for the pillows I noticed some plain jane lace embroidered edge white hankies. Nothing fancy, a little boring. The kind I usually pass over when picking the perfect hankies. This time though I wondered if I could use plain jane with the beautiful round hanky.
I sewed the plain jane onto a piece of white flannel then I sewed the round hanky on top. I added another square of flannel beneath and quilted the two layers together in circles following the design that was on the round hanky. I sewed the two backing pieces on and clipped the edges all around.
This is what I did with a round hanky:
Here is the second pillow. I didn't have another plain jane hanky that was big enough so I backed this round hanky with more flannel.