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Old 05-12-2007, 12:00 PM
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I've only given baby quilts as gifts. I'm working on a queen sized one for my son and his bride. Do I make pillow shams to go with it or just give them the quilt ? If shams are a must should I use left over fabric for them? I've never seen this question addressed.

I'm not trying to open a can of worms!

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:11 PM
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The option is yours. Shams would be a wonderfuladdition to the quilt. I guess the question would be how the quilt was going to be used. Is it more as a coverlet? or to rest at the foot of the bed.
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:49 PM
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You could if you wanted to. To me, the pillow shams would be like an added bonus. They're gonna like the quilt whether you decide make them or not. :D
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Old 05-12-2007, 03:20 PM
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If you decide on shams I would use the leftover, at least in some part of the design and other co-ordinating fabric. Then too, if not shams you could make a throw pillow to go with it....maybe a bolster...breakfast in bed placemats?....the sky is the limit....! How is that for worms?
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:13 AM
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Sometimes when I am making a quilt that isn't long enough to tuck pillow under, I use embroidered pillow cases instead of shams. Now shams are real pretty, but usally, by the time I get done with the quilt, I don't want to look at that pattern any more! LOL
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:20 AM
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I've noticed that most of the BOM's offered by quilt shops have kits for pillow cases from co-oridinating fabric, I think they look nice but then if they are actually used they will be washed more frequently and wear out quicker.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:55 PM
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I like the throw pillow idea more than shams - maybe because I've never had pillow shams? LOL
But, yes, I would use at least some of the same fabrics, so they will "go" with the quilt. What a lovely gift for your son & d-i-l!

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