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Old 05-18-2007, 09:17 AM
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Hello fellow quilters, I have recently heard of a new trend for recent brides. They take their weddings dresses apart and cut them up to make a memory or keepsake quilt. Has anyone else out there heard of this? I would love to see a picture of one, or find a source for patterns and ideas, it sounds interesting. I hope one of you can help me find out more.
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:03 AM
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What a great idea. My son is getting married on June 2nd. I am not sure if she would let me tear it apart, but might be a good idea for any formal dresses picked up at the Good Will.
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:48 AM
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my sister made baby quilts for both her step daughters from their dresses. they were just precious
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:43 PM
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A few years ago, I had seen a book in my local quilt shop that was a pattern for a wedding dress. It was a pictorial type quilt where you attach part of your dress and other items from your wedding to make a picture. The one I had seen was where the dress was cut in half and attached to a background and the rest of the picture was like a bedroom where the dress was hanging. (Did that make sense?)
My sister in law has always said I should make these for people so their wedding dress just doesn't sit in a box somewhere. (Like mine) I almost bought the book, but didn't. Maybe if you google wedding dress quilts or something along that line, you might find something. Good luck.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:57 PM
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I'm glad that I'm not the only one to consider this. A few weeks ago my Sis was over and she was looking through my closet for something to wear (yes, even in our 30's we still do that). She pulled out my wedding dress and in the discussion I told her I am thinking of cutting it up to make a quilt; there is certainly enough fabric... the train was was 12 ft long, which is a whole other story. Anyway, you would have thought I'd said I was getting a divorce by the look on her face. I tried to make her understand that I would rather make a quilt for my husband & I than just store it, and it would be something for our Girls later in life. She just looked at me like she was trying to remember the phone number of the men in white coats. :roll: I'm still probably going to do it... I'm the oldest. :lol:
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Heres a link to show what I was thinking about for use of a wedding dress quilt: http://www.creativequilts.com/galleryanniversary.shtml

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Carla P
I'm glad that I'm not the only one to consider this. A few weeks ago my Sis was over and she was looking through my closet for something to wear (yes, even in our 30's we still do that). She pulled out my wedding dress and in the discussion I told her I am thinking of cutting it up to make a quilt; there is certainly enough fabric... the train was was 12 ft long, which is a whole other story. Anyway, you would have thought I'd said I was getting a divorce by the look on her face. I tried to make her understand that I would rather make a quilt for my husband & I than just store it, and it would be something for our Girls later in life. She just looked at me like she was trying to remember the phone number of the men in white coats. :roll: I'm still probably going to do it... I'm the oldest. :lol:
Carla, Take a look at this link and show it to your sis!! I think what this lady has done is just beautiful using wedding dresses. http://www.annawb.com/25anniversary.htm
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:12 PM
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Tricia,

Thank you for the links! The quilts in the 2nd link you posted are exactly what I had in mind. Thank you so much!!
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:09 PM
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I would never in a milliion years cut my wedding dress apart. I will leave that for my great grandchildren to do after I am dead and gone.

My best,

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:45 AM
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Trica
Those quilts where beautiful, Now I want to make one. I love using beads, sequins, ribbons, etc. What a perfect way to do this. Thanks so much for the info. I've got to get to a thrift shop and buy a couple of gowns. What a mind surge, and creative hot spot.
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