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Quilt as wedding gift?

Old 06-26-2018, 05:40 AM
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Do people give quilts as wedding gifts? I have a wedding in August that I have thought of making a quilt as a wedding gift. It has been a long time since I've been to a wedding and not sure what people expect these days.

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Old 06-26-2018, 06:10 AM
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I made a quilt for my niece for her wedding and she seemed appreciative but I got the feeling that it just wasn't her decor to have quilts around. She is a more modern gal. I have made a couple of baby quilts for nieces and nephews but no thank you's or any acknowledgement so I just decided not to make quilts for anyone except immediate family and only if they ask for one. I will be watching this post to see what everyone else says. Lately I have just been giving a check and let them buy what they would like.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:12 AM
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Yes, quilts are a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Just a suggestion to write a note to include with the gift. Include fabric selection and color choices along with information about the pattern. Relate the quilt to the bride and groom in your note/letter.

It can become one of their most treasured memories.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:13 AM
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I personally think it would make a lovely gift, although it really depends on the recipient. I do like to give a hand made gift and usually give a knit afghan. I've seen discussions about invitations that specify only gifts from the registry. I think that specific reference was for a baby shower.

For one wedding gift I checked the registry and they had a casserole carrier on it, so I made them one instead of purchasing it (well, I had to purchase fabric).

Could you check with the bride or grooms' parents to try to get an idea of how receptive they might be?
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:33 AM
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I think you should ask the parents of couple if a quilt would be something they would like/appreciate. We have always given a check as a wedding gift. I think maybe the geographical site, small town, large city, etc., might also determine the way to go.....Quilts, as other handmade things are not always appreciated as the giver would want.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:42 AM
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I agree with Geri. I think sometimes we make the quilt we would like ourselves. With the last 2 baby quilts I made an effort to find out the theme/color preferences of the recipient and both were overjoyed-they were simple "brick" quilts with a little applique but even the attendees at the shower loved them because they fit the colors/theme. Not like just the some pink and blue that was popular when I had my first child back in the dark ages, as much as I love that.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:50 AM
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I've made 2 quilts for wedding gifts. One was made using the bride's wedding colors as I also found out their new bedroom colors were the same. The other one was a last minute wedding gift as the wedding was a spur of a moment. Had this quilt laying around waiting for a purpose so got it quilted and bound just in time to give as a gift.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:09 AM
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I have given quilts as Christmas, wedding and for new babies. People seem to appreciate them . I do try to get ideas of color. I have made lap quilts for all the kids at church ( we do have a small church ) and found out what they like or are interested in. The kids love them.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:31 AM
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I would check with the couple first, also suggest if they are not a "quilt on the bed" type, maybe a smaller one for the sofa when watching TV.

I have given about 8 full size quilts as wedding presents.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:35 AM
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Yes! I gave my niece a quilt for her wedding gift. I asked her mom what her preferences would be (modern, vintage, etc.) and just did what I thought she might like. I don't have a large budget for gifts as such, so what I would give in cash looks small compared to what I give as a quilt with material cost + the time I spend making it.
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