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Thread: signing quilt for wedding

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    my granddaughter wants to have peaple sign on pieces of material at her wedding instead of a quest book and then i make her a quilt with them. have know idea what pattern to us what kind of pen should they sign with should i put some kind of stablized behind the ones they write on any and all heip needing

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    Pigma pens work well when heat set and come in many colors. There may be something that goes with her wedding colors.

    Ironing fabric to freezer paper makes it easier to write on.

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    One suggestion- people sometimes sign within the seam allowance. I'd cut the squares quite a bit bigger than the actual finished size and maybe put a freezer paper frame around the area where you want them to sign. Possible you could run the frame paper through your printer before cutting and include a message or instructions.

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    I made a quilt for my daughter also. We had the size of strips to be signed, backed with freezer paper ironed on, and on the front I would recommend use masking tape to cover the seam allowance so no one will write in them. You can use the pigma pen, but sometimes they are "scratchy" and hard for people to write with. We used an Identi.Pen we got from Michaels website. Her colors were pink and brown so we got brown pens. We got extras, and sent the fabric and pens to grandparents that couldn't come and that way they had their signatures also. You will have to decide if you want only a signature, or if you will have space for a little something said.
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    I agree with Bin, and would just add tying a string to the pen so folks don't walk off with it. I did a "going away" log cabin for a co-worker and it turned out great! Wish I had a picture of it.

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    I knew someone who made a quilt top first, then had it be signed at the reception. It was beautiful, everyone got to appreciate it at the wedding, and no one wrote in the seam allowance!

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    I made a 'signed' quilt also - I took the blocks to the wedding before they were sewn all together - one thing you MAY want to keep in mind is to let the people know ahead of time so they will be able to think of something to say - less time consuming that way.

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    It's not quite the same, but...

    A good friend of mine actually sent blocks to all of her guests for them to decorate and sign. They knew what her colors were, and most stuck with that plan. Many of them were not washable (paper on the blocks - one actually cut up the invitation and turned it into a beautiful block), so she made a really gorgeous wall hanging with the unwashable ones, and put the others on her bed.

    I don't know how close to the wedding you are, but it's an idea!

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    I attempted this for a friends 50th and forgot to put the seam allowance on(was just getting into quilting at the time..ambitious me)..any suggestions as people used up most of the strip to write on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiemuggins
    I attempted this for a friends 50th and forgot to put the seam allowance on(was just getting into quilting at the time..ambitious me)..any suggestions as people used up most of the strip to write on..
    A lot of work, but could you applique them onto something else?

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