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Thread: MY wedding dress needs to be cut up

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    Ok my daughters made fun of my wedding dress, lace lace and more lace with a hoop! you get the picture. anyhow they said there is enough lace there to make a dollie (sp) for the whole state of Ohio. I still don't know why they didn't want it for their wedding,ha!!! Now what can i do with it in quilt. Any suggestion?

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    Depending on the lace pattern, you could put it over solids to show off the pattern. Grandmother's Fan also comes to mind.

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    I made a quilt using fabric for this but the lace would be pretty too.
    You could tie the gathers with ribbon or something else decorative.
    Each square could be different colors...

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    My daughter didn't want my wedding dress either ( old victorian style, lace, lace and more lace) so I took it to a seamstress and and had Baptismal gowns made from it. I had one done for each of the children for when they had kids. We didn't have any family heirlooms, so to speak, but now, they each have one.

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    are you really sure you want to cut it up?

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    I would save it and ask one of my granddaughters if they wanted to wear it. Tell your daughters that their daughters will make fun of their dresses one day too!

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    I like the Christening gown idea or a gown to bring the baby home from the hospital in.

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    I am actually going to cut up my mom's wedding dress and make a tote bag for my niece who is getting married in June. That way she will have a little of her grandmother with her including a lipstick stain which I do not plan to remove.

    Actually, will probably make two as my other niece will get married someday as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by debbie17
    Ok my daughters made fun of my wedding dress, lace lace and more lace with a hoop! you get the picture. anyhow they said there is enough lace there to make a dollie (sp) for the whole state of Ohio. I still don't know why they didn't want it for their wedding,ha!!! Now what can i do with it in quilt. Any suggestion?
    My niece had her wedding dress crumpled in a bag for a year so when we found out that she was pregnant I asked if I could make a baby quilt out of it. She was delighted. I tossed it into the washer and dryer and then cut it on the straight grain of the satin fabric. I used the embroidered sections and the lace and added a pin to the satin flowers from the back to pin on the quilt center during the christening. I used long strips from the skirt satin to make a ruffle all around.
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