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    HELP- need an idea

    My cousins daughter got married last month. she has a piece of lace that's 14" wide and about 32-36 inches. what can I make for her??? All ideas welcome. it's to short and to wide to make a pillow, so I need a lot of help here. thanks in advance.
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    What if you use it over a different color & shape it as a heart? Applique this to a background fabric and on the background fabric, write their names and the wedding date. Frame it and present it, or quilt it with a hanging sleeve for them to hang in their home. You could actually make the pillow that you talked about.
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    Is it from her wedding dress?

    What about saving it to use in a Christening gown?
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    Bed runner with added fabric? Cover for a wedding album? What kind of lace?

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    the lace is 14" wide by about a yard. I may have to cut the lace down and put a pic of them with the wedding invite and cut a small piece of lace. add some flat sided peals and call it a day.
    what do you think?
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    Get a piece of linen, trim with the lace and make an "heirloom baby bonnet". My children used theirs at their weddings.

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    Cover a few coat hangers with it. They could be adult or baby or a mixture. They will be a constant reminder and could protect special outfits.

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    Does she have a special doll she grew up with that you could make a bridal dress for? I have a couple of dolls that I am using my wedding dress to make wedding dresses to give to my two granddaughters. Just a thought.

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    Cover a photo album for pictures from the wedding.

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    Make a display for them to hang in their new home. Put the lace over a plain color used in the wedding. Mount an invitation and other memorabilia from the wedding or a picture of them. Embroidery the date and place on a piece of plain fabric (maybe heart shape). Frame it with a long 32 x 12 frame. Even a shadow box if there is anything 3d that you want to put in the frame.

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    Cut out a square or rectangular pillow the color of their bedroom or the color of the bridesmaids dresses. Then sew the lace down, using mitered corners so that it resembles a picture frame. Then you can either embroider some of the flowers from the bouquet or put a (picture on fabric) of the couple in the center of the pillow.
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    Similar to my thoughts.
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcsewer View Post
    Make a display for them to hang in their new home. Put the lace over a plain color used in the wedding. Mount an invitation and other memorabilia from the wedding or a picture of them. Embroidery the date and place on a piece of plain fabric (maybe heart shape). Frame it with a long 32 x 12 frame. Even a shadow box if there is anything 3d that you want to put in the frame.

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    Use it in crazy quilt blocks. Small crazy quilt blocks with a wedding photo on fabric would make a lovely wall hanging. Can you get some of the bridesmaid dress fabric, or something close, to go with it?
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    Thanks everyone. I think i'll so a collage in a frame for them. use some scrapbooking supplies, and stuff like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Is it from her wedding dress?

    What about saving it to use in a Christening gown?
    My suggestion also.
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    You could make a wall hanging with it as the centerpiece; maybe cut in an oval, and embellish it or make it a one piece quilted fancy

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    it's from her veil. I suggested something for the baby, but you know i'll be making it.
    I just threw out all my scrapbooking stuff. now I wish I had my oval cutter. i'll make due.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Maybe a table runner or one to go on their dresser.

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