What a great collection, Krista! I especially love the table runner idea... I will have to keep an eye out for good hankies!
Amy, thank you! Sometimes you can find them super cheap at antique stores. Mine were a collection from stores as well as Alex's and my grandmothers'. I used a loose stitch in the table runner so that it was minimal damage to the original hankies. But they are much better out and visible then folded in a cabinet somewhere!