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    Please take a picture of it when you're done... We'd love to see it!! :D

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    Yes, Rebecca, please post a pic when you are done. I can't wait to see it. I had did something similiar for a communion baby quilt last year with all satins and laces. I put a big heart in the middle with lace around the edges. It was pretty when I got done. Can't wait to see yours.

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    My daughter in laws mother gave me all the scraps from the wedding dress to make something for a christening. Now if I could convince them to provide something to christen, I'd have it mad :lol: They aren't in as much of a hurry as I am, unfortunately. I have 3 gkids already but would love to hav more. I am hopeful that they will come around to my way of thinking soon. :-)

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    I wish I could post a picture, as well as pictures of my other quilts, however I don't have the equipment to do that, S-o-r-r-y.

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    Just this past Sunday my best friend went to her great grand daughter's Christening...the baby's gown was made from the wedding dress worn by her maternal grandmother , 2 aunts and maternal great grandmother. I was told it was just beautiful and such a wonderful use of amazingly gorgeous material.

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    That was Beautiful, what a treasure.

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    Do you believe in coincidence? :?:

    I have been going thru everything in the house to get ready to move when our farm sells and this week I am going to do the closet where my wedding gown is.

    I have been tempted to get rid of it because it just hangs in the closet but I could never quite do it.

    :) This idea is perfect and I would never have thought of it in a zillion years.

    I love this board. It has the neatest,most creative people and ideas :-)
    Marybeth

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    MaryBeth,

    My suggestion for what it's worth....

    If you have daughters or grand daughters, give them a chance to claim the dress first. I have precious memories of a hand made voile wedding dress my paternal grandmother wore and (at the time) I thought it was mine to keep forever. It even had handmade lace and a handmade petticoat to go with it (the kind you see in museums today), but someone older than I decided it needed to be tossed and did.

    The very precious memory I have of that dress will always make me want to give the next generation a chance to have a keepsake if they desire it. Hidden very delicately under the lace front were two bound buttonholes for nursing a baby. Obviously my grandmother wore the dress a long time even though it only had a 14" waistline.

    GramMER

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    My mother's wedding dress was silk that my dad brought back from Japan. He was there for the Occupation in the 40's. Couple of years ago, mom cut her gown for 16 silk handkerchiefs (one for each grandchild) and her mother tatted lace to edge them. Each grandchild will get one as a wedding gift. Wish she had done an extra one for me. The dress had been stored for 50 years and wasn't in the best of shape, but she saved what she could. What a treasure to pass down.

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    I really appreciate your advice re: future generations.

    My wedding gown story has an oops to it.

    I was married 32 yrs ago and after the wedding I asked my mom to have the dress cleaned and packed for storage as we were moving to a small apt in another city.

    25 years later while cleaning out my parents house to sell it. I found the dress in a closet just the way I had hung it up. The dress is yellowed and creased from the hanger. Why my mom did not have it cleaned is a question I'll never know the answer. I don' think anyone could wear it in the shape that it is in.

    So. . . thinking this quilt idea may be a way to save part of the dress.

    Marybeth

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