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Thread: Suggestion for autograph quilt

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    My son is getting married in the fall. The bride's mom, also a quilter, suggested we have autograph blocks for wedding guests to sign. We are trying to decide on a pattern. Any suggestions? Colors will be blues with a little red.

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    Eleanor Burns "Candy Jar Quilt" in her book Still Stripping after all These years. I'll see if I can find it on-line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaNella
    My son is getting married in the fall. The bride's mom, also a quilter, suggested we have autograph blocks for wedding guests to sign. We are trying to decide on a pattern. Any suggestions? Colors will be blues with a little red.
    I am glad you posted this question. I too, want to make a "signature quilt" for my 50 yr class reunion but haven't decided how to best do it. Will definately be keeping my eye on this post :-P

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    I can't find a picture of the quilt on-line but here are some tips:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5503816_make...ilt-block.html

    It was a very easy pattern. Maybe your library has the book?

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    I don't have that book, but I might buy it. I like her patterns a lot.

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    I'm making a Tilt-a-Whirl kit that I got from Connecting Threads for my daughter's high school graduation. I'm thinking they can just sign on the pieces that are sort of like sashes around the whirls. Any blocks with solid centers or sashes should work for this purpose.

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    Here is a tute. It is similar to the candy jar quilt but smaller:
    http://www.psiquilt.com/2010/01/sigg...-tutorial.html

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    That's a nice one because there are so many layout options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    I'm making a Tilt-a-Whirl kit that I got from Connecting Threads for my daughter's high school graduation. I'm thinking they can just sign on the pieces that are sort of like sashes around the whirls. Any blocks with solid centers or sashes should work for this purpose.
    I like that one too because it has so much action in it.

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    I have made more than 15 album quilts over the years for my kids, nieces & nephews.

    I use this block :http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AlbumTwistBlock.html

    I cut the center square 6", iron a piece of freezer paper to the back to stabilize it for signing, otherwise it is very hard to sign without the ink bleeding.

    Make sure you use a good quality fabric, tightly woven, like Kona for the center. Also use the Micron Pigma Pen for the signing. They work the best, and be sure to heat set it or it will fade.

    There are 2 ways to get the signatures:
    1 Have the blocks made and ready for signing at the event.
    2 Mail the center square to the individuals for signature and complete the block after.

    I have found it easiest to get the signatures at the event and mail to those who can't attend. This way you can keep control, otherwise you're chasing everyone.

    If you do mail, send a stamped return envelope with clear instructions, you'd be surprised how people don't understand and what you get back.

    Good luck, it's an awesome idea and they will love it.

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