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    Need help with ring bearer pillows

    Grandson brought his mothers wedding dress over last night and requested three ring bearer pillows made from it. It is simple lace over satin. No beading. What size to make. Does it need a strap on bottom for little boy to hold on to? Thinking of covering satin with lace and a cut out heart in the center where the ring goes. Do I just use ties to hold ring or something else. Lace hanging over edges or corner bows? I never had a big wedding so no idea what they use or how its done. HELP! Thanks for any info you can send my way. I have several months for this project so I can mull it over for awhile. OH ya the satin is yellowed, can I hand wash with oxi clean before making them?

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    I made my daughter's. I did heirloom and used a beige type batiste.

    The only request by the person who performed the service was that the rings should be easy to get off so no one had to fumble at the altar. I used straight pins and hid them under a loop of ribbon.

    Whatever looks best.

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    If you are near a michaels or hobby lobby they sell them...you can look and get some ideas. I wonder if there is a pattern somewhere for one on the web.....bet there is!

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    Sharlene Jorgenson of "Quilting From The Heartland" has a ringbearer's pillow in her 200 series book, the one with a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt on the front. It finishes to about 9 1/2 to 10 inches, round, and with a Double Wedding Ring block centered on it. Don't they usually have narrow ribbons to tie the rings on?

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    you could always go to a bridal shop for ideas.
    My son was a ring bearer when he was 10 for my gay sister. He made the pillow on the emb machine. it had their two names and a rainbow instead of an &. I sewed it together and it had ribbons for the rings. came out pretty.
    I'd look on pintrest for ideas, they are just loaded with pictures.
    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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    Look on etsy or pinterest, also. Some cute ideas there. I've made a couple about 5x5" finished.
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    I made pillows for a couple weddings. 5x7 was a good size. I smocked them and added a ribbon in the center to tie fake rings for show. The real ones were with the best man

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
    I made pillows for a couple weddings. 5x7 was a good size. I smocked them and added a ribbon in the center to tie fake rings for show. The real ones were with the best man
    Exactly....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
    I made pillows for a couple weddings. 5x7 was a good size. I smocked them and added a ribbon in the center to tie fake rings for show. The real ones were with the best man

    Thats how mine was.....many, many yrs ago.....and all others I've been to.........ring bearer is just for show along with flower girl.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Thats how mine was.....many, many yrs ago.....and all others I've been to.........ring bearer is just for show along with flower girl.......
    Interesting..I did not know this..My kids keep telling me to get into this century. Really I am not that old! But that
    being said I am admittedly a little old fashioned. Guess I had better visit a few bridal shops.. Now where is that darn phone book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolstickelmaier View Post
    Guess I had better visit a few bridal shops..
    While you're out checking the Bridal shops, stop by the fabric store and ask about a product to soak vintage linens, etc. in. I can't recall the name of it, but have seen samples of items washed with it. That might be your best approach to the yellowing you mentioned in your original post.

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    Our daughters wedding gown came back from the dry cleaners nasty looking. Kind of a yellowis gray color. She wanted me to make a Christening gown out of it. I tossed it in my washer on a short delicate cycle & it came out beautiful & white again. I figured it wouldn't make it any worse than what it was.

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    I wasn't done talking to you when my fingers just hit the reply button. Anyway, I have made several ring pillows & I always put Velcro on the end of the ribbon & the underside close to the top where the bow is. I just make sure it is long enough to fold backwards with the rings on it.

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