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    Thats a great idea. What a beautiful bedspread quilt that would be. After years in the closet doing nothing, you could see everyday. I'm going to
    mention that to my daughterinlaw, of course, she might be saving it for
    her girls to use too. Food for thought :lol:

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    Silk is beautiful and so expensive in some countries, but it can deteriorate too, if seams are not wide enough. I actually bought a beautiful silk comforter made of saris from India, and it literally fell to pieces before I ever had it dry cleaned. Fortunately I was able to get my money back, but watching it pull into shreds was heartbreaking.

    Remember too that old cloth and new cloth should not be put together or the "rend" will be greater. Keep the cloth about the same time period. This might require you to shop at a thrift store to finish your project. Depending on how old your dress is, it should be fairly easy to tell what is new and what is older by the style of the dress.

    My best to you,

    GramMER[u]

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    t quilts theese's are so beautiful.makes me kinda sad i don't have a daughter of my own. ..............tia sarah

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    I have made several double wedding ring quilts and had people sign the back - at one shower, I wasn't in the room with the quilt and people signed on the front. The bride loved it.

    This particular quilt was made from scraps and fabrics that identified the donor - cats for the cat lover, baseball for the jock - the background was from a dress shirt from the accountant. Maybe your family could come up with identifying fabrics (or you could) and have them sign in the center of that field

    kcama

    I added a tiny piece of scrap left from making my own wedding dress and any other ones from related people - maybe you could get snippets of siblings wedding attire (from an inside seam or something).


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    I think it would be neat to cut up a bunch of dresses that are never going to be worn again that are too small (usually, :lol:) or too darn ugly.....
    make them all into a big memory quilt! hehehe!

    My wedding dress is dark blue! I got it on sale at Deb in the mall after prom season for $25!!!! It's hanging in the basement....with my gown I wore in my BF's wedding, and my Matron of Honor dress I wore in my sis's wedding....
    I could prob. cut up my wedding dress easier than I could cut up my other ones! aahhhhh!

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    I thought I probably should explain the spelling of my alias.

    When my babies were little, I wanted them to call me Mother and not Mommie. I did my level best to teach them how to say it, but alas it always seemed to come out Mer rather than Mother.

    As my grandchildren began to come along, the first granddaughter called me GramMER rather than Grandmother and the label stuck. You see, I was also a part time English teacher and the name sounded so appropriate even if it were not spelled correctly (grammar).

    GramMER to 15 and one more on the way this month!!!! :!:

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    I had one of my daughters wedding dresses in my closet for a few years and wanted to get rid of it. One of my Aunt's was an excellent seamstress so I asked her what could be done with it. She suggested making pillows for daughters bed. She took the dress and made several pillows that were stunning....she used the beads lace for the edges on each pillow.
    Just another thought on what to do with a wedding dress.
    SewSew

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    Why don't you write a book? What a wonderful, beautiful idea. And with your beautiful work, Oh my goodness what heirlooms you could turn out. Your just such the smart one aren't ya,

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    Rebecca,

    Have we met somewhere? I know there are precious few GramMERs in the world, but lots of grammar teachers named Beth after Queen Elizabeth perhaps.

    I would love to write a book, but nobody would want to read it because it would be mostly focused on my lapfull of babies and the things we do together.

    Today I worked on a quilt for the new grandson. I took the pages of a cloth book and put them into a quilt because one page was missing. Never a dull moment at our house... The book was about Noah and the flood and page 6 was missing. In the quilt top, the missing page will not be noticed.

    The irony is that tonight our streets are flooded nearly to the knees of taller people and to the hip of shorter ones. As we drove home (keeping to the center of the road) we felt truly sorry for the ones waiting for busses and auotrickshaws.

    And my mind went back to my quilt....

    Stay well. Keep dry!!

    GramMER

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    I'm sorry, I thought you where another Beth that I talk with via e-mail, who is also on this forum, She just posted another one of her beautiful quilts. But you know your wedding pillow is still a wonderful idea, and you can still write a book. I'm again sorry, Sometimes it helps if I pay more attention.

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