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    OMG, my son & his gf has decided to tied the knot in 6 weeks. 6 Weeks to help plan a wedding and all I get from people is "Are you making them a quilt?". They are surprised when I say "no"! No, I am not, I don't have time to whip up a King size quilt in 6 weeks, find something to wear, line up the cake and help plan the wedding and work!!!Luckily, they are trying to keep it fairly simple and they did asked for some of my help. Do people not realize how much time it takes to put together a quilt and a wedding. I just made her a quilt for her birthday in July! I wish I could make one, but gee. Ok, I just had to get it out there, I know people mean well.

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    You can make them one for their first anniversary...
    Try your best to take a deep breath. It is hard to wear so many hats. People will understand you can only do so much.

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    you could make a tiny wall hanging size that people can sign at the wedding instead of the reception book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmama
    You can make them one for their first anniversary...
    Try your best to take a deep breath. It is hard to wear so many hats. People will understand you can only do so much.
    Thanks! Your right, I need to take a deep breath and remember to do that!

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    Take a deep breath and enjoy the wedding!

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    I say wait for the anniversary. DH & I had a VERY small wedding. It takes as much planning as a large one. Concentrate on the task at hand. Don't fret too much.

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    I told my daughters that they were not getting "wedding" quilts. I paid for the wedding, that was their gift. I am finally started on the first girl to get married's quilt. They just celebrated their 4th anniversary. Maybe they will get it for their 5th!!! There is just way, way too much stuff to do to get ready for a wedding. Put it off and make it later!!!! All three of my girls are married now, all within 3 years 3 months. I told them that I will make the quilts in the order that they got married, not age order. The last married, the youngest (daughter, I have a younger son, not married), is the one pushing me to get the quilts done cause she doesn't want to wait 5 years for hers!! LOL!!!!

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    LOL I understand completely!! My son got married this spring and I had my hands full just doing all their flowers and getting my own stuff together, along with all the other things I offered to do and I live nearly 500 miles away! Their quilt is started but they will maybe, maybe, get it for Christmas!

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    Prioritize....wedding first....quilt for gift later. Enjoy the wedding and not stress over quilting added to the mix.

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    If you choose to make them a quilt you can do it for say their first anniversary. These kids are going to be pushing you to a limit to get this wedding done in 6 wks. I wish you lots of luck and may your sanity stay in tact.
    I think some people don't know what goes into making a quilt. They don't get the cutting, peicing and all else it entails. Don't judge them to harshly.

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    You could provide squares of white for everyone attending to write their best wishes on and then make it for a future anniversary.

    Congratulations, and try to enjoy it!

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    the main thing is JUST DON'T PANIC!!! It will be okay!!

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    Good for you! Quilting is supposed to be fun and there would be nothing fun or relaxing about trying to make a quilt AND help with a wedding.

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    I wanted a wedding quilt, so I made it my own bloody self, after finishing the requisite other 12 quilt tops. I was putting the binding on it the morning I got married, and the only other decorations we had were bunting made from the scraps used in the quilt (also made by me :) and a 100 tulip bundle bought from Sam's. My husband and I did everything for our wedding ourselves - all anyone else really had to do was show up.

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    Take a deep breath, it will all be fine. Enjoy the wedding.
    The quilt will come later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    OMG, my son & his gf has decided to tied the knot in 6 weeks. 6 Weeks to help plan a wedding and all I get from people is "Are you making them a quilt?".....
    Congrats and enjoy the wedding. People also think you can make a quilt and don't realize the actual costs. They aren't cheap to make.

    piney

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    I think the big thing, is the time a quilt takes. Perhaps Christmas gift next year, I can make one. Just not now.

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    What, you don't just happen to have a King size quilt just lying around? A one year Anniversay quilt sounds do-able. It's really nice that they are going to get married and you don't want to miss a minute of the special occasion.

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    Enjoy the wedding first and make the quilt later.

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    People who don't quilt have no idea what it takes to make a quilt. Take a deep breath and enjoy the wedding first, then when things settle down you can start to think about a quilt. It will give you more tome to think about what you want to make. Ilike the idea of poeple signing fabric you could piece them together for the back of quilt. I did this for a quilt I made for our last family reunion. Everyone had so much fun.

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    You are right ~ people really do not know what goes into making a quilt. When my DS and DIL were married we had 10 days notice!! We made it to California from Montana and her parents made it from Guatemala. That was ten years ago and they still don't have a quilt. However, my mother made them one! Do what you can and enjoyl

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    My understanding is that a wedding gift can be given anytime in the first year, so you've lots of time.

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    Weddings are stressful enough let alone planning and preparing for it, in 6 weeks no less. We did Everything for daughter wedding except photography and catering and had 7 months and it was tough all the way to the final minutes. Breathe and try to enjoy the wedding...a quilt can wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennie and Me
    Take a deep breath, it will all be fine. Enjoy the wedding.
    The quilt will come later.
    I agree. The idea of an anniversary quilt makes sense too. Time to relax after the wedding then plan a quilt.

    Now slowly...take a deep breath and know we will be keeping you in our prayers.

    I bet my mom could relate to you...my brother's wedding and my wedding were 5 weeks apart the same year. Funny thing too...we had our first kids on the same day four years later. haha My mom and dad got their first grandson and granddaughter on my 4th wedding anniversary. Just think of all the quilts she would have had to make if she was a quilter. haha Now, don't you feel better. A merry heart does good like a medicine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    OMG, my son & his gf has decided to tied the knot in 6 weeks. 6 Weeks to help plan a wedding and all I get from people is "Are you making them a quilt?". They are surprised when I say "no"! No, I am not, I don't have time to whip up a King size quilt in 6 weeks, find something to wear, line up the cake and help plan the wedding and work!!!Luckily, they are trying to keep it fairly simple and they did asked for some of my help. Do people not realize how much time it takes to put together a quilt and a wedding. I just made her a quilt for her birthday in July! I wish I could make one, but gee. Ok, I just had to get it out there, I know people mean well.
    don't panic...let HER mother panic...after all isn't the brides parents suppose to DO the wedding???

    Go to the spa, pamper yourself so the mother of the Groom will look great on his special day!

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