Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: wedding present

  1. #1
    Junior Member fishhavengirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    225
    Good morning everyone.......my neighbors son is getting married in August. He is very dear to me and I wanted to make a medium sized wall hanging for the young couples new home. Looking for suggestions and I know all of you can help me come up with a fabulous idea!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Kehoeta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Greenbush, MI
    Posts
    708
    I did something similar last year... I waited until they had registered so I could see some of the things that could clue me in on their taste.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,891
    Blog Entries
    5
    Ask the bride to be! Maybe even have her help with choosing pattern and fabric (reality check for her on cost). It is so much better to be sure.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,587
    IMHO...I always make a lap quilt. Can't go wrong. It Will always be used. They won't feel obligated to hang it on the wall. Remember tastes do change. If you use scraps, won't be a strain on your budget and you'll make room for new fab to come into you home. Or if you have time..make two..his and hers. Thats fun too!

  5. #5
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,485
    Blog Entries
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM
    IMHO...I always make a lap quilt. Can't go wrong. It Will always be used. They won't feel obligated to hang it on the wall. Remember tastes do change. If you use scraps, won't be a strain on your budget and you'll make room for new fab to come into you home. Or if you have time..make two..his and hers. Thats fun too!
    good thinking

  6. #6
    Senior Member SparkMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Plainfield, IN
    Posts
    391
    I agree with the suggestion of a lap quilt. As much as I would appreciate and respect the love that went into a wall hanging, it wouldn't go on the wall in my house--it would just look out of place. Lap quilts, however, will go with pretty much anything, especially if you choose a simple, classic pattern like log cabin or Irish chain. Make it a generous size and they can snuggle under it together. :)

    I also agree about maybe waiting until they have a registry somewhere--that will give you a clue as to their color taste and style.

  7. #7
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,459
    Blog Entries
    2
    I agree with the above, make a smallish lap quilt, but put a hanging sleeve on it to give them the option. Looking at her registry is also a good idea.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Orange County, CA
    Posts
    642
    I think lap quilts are the way to go -- it's functional, and therefore more likely to be appreciated. Wall hangings are basically art -- and art is so subjective when it comes to what people like. I'd be too afraid of giving someone something that they would hate, that they would feel they had to hang up!

  9. #9
    Super Member BrendaY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,846
    Blog Entries
    9
    Lap quilt sounds better choice... and non-quilters really are not that good at choosing fabrics for a quilt. You know best about color impact combinations....

  10. #10
    Super Member CloverPatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    1,259
    Blog Entries
    2
    One thing that is popular and would be much appreciated as a wall hanging, is something with their new last name on it.

    don't know if you have an embroidery machine or want to do applique, but a wall hanging that says somthing like "Welcome to the Andersons"
    or "The Smiths Est. 2011"

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Jefferson City MO
    Posts
    2,564
    Blog Entries
    1
    Ask the neighbor what their taste is - she should know the colors in their home. I think a lap quilt is a great idea. If you want it would be special to use muslin or white or beige in a rail fence and have friends and family sign it!! You could put a large center block with their names and wedding date or scan their invitition onto the computer fabric square!!!

  12. #12
    Senior Member luvstoquilt301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Phoenix AZ
    Posts
    851
    I made a lap quilt using Fall colors as that was when the wedding took place.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  13. #13
    Junior Member fishhavengirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    225
    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    One thing that is popular and would be much appreciated as a wall hanging, is something with their new last name on it.

    don't know if you have an embroidery machine or want to do applique, but a wall hanging that says somthing like "Welcome to the Andersons"
    or "The Smiths Est. 2011"
    Like this idea a lot

  14. #14
    Junior Member fishhavengirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    225
    Quote Originally Posted by emsgranny
    Ask the neighbor what their taste is - she should know the colors in their home. I think a lap quilt is a great idea. If you want it would be special to use muslin or white or beige in a rail fence and have friends and family sign it!! You could put a large center block with their names and wedding date or scan their invitition onto the computer fabric square!!!
    Grandma made one like this for them....great idea, ty

  15. #15
    Junior Member fishhavengirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    225
    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    I made a lap quilt using Fall colors as that was when the wedding took place.
    Lovely.....

  16. #16
    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,873
    Go on their registry and see what they had chosen. It will give you an idea of colors and styles they like and what would look good in their home.

  17. #17
    Super Member Needlegrammy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Chapel Hill ,TN.
    Posts
    1,101
    Blog Entries
    1
    How about a Christmas wallhanging. I made one for my DD friends wedding she loved it.

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,299
    I have used Four Hearts by Four Corners Designs. In cross stitch around the wallhanging I put their first names on top, last name on one side, month and day on the other side and the year at the bottom then I bordered it. Good Luck!

  19. #19
    Senior Member Carol Ann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Mansfield, MA
    Posts
    309
    I would wait to see what their colors are in their new home. Or, you could ask them which colors they were like in a quilt. This is what I did before I made my quilt, which ended up being 103 X103 for their bed. It came out beautiful.

  20. #20
    Junior Member JudyMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Roseville, Minnesota
    Posts
    299
    I always make a Christmas lap quilt. That way it will always fit their color schemes and they will think of you each Christmas (Hopefully more often than that). I've seen some of these used as lap quilts, and some as wall hangings or hung from balcony (inside) railings.

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,249
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyMN
    I always make a Christmas lap quilt. That way it will always fit their color schemes and they will think of you each Christmas (Hopefully more often than that). I've seen some of these used as lap quilts, and some as wall hangings or hung from balcony (inside) railings.
    i like your idea!

  22. #22
    Senior Member cassie69emt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    383
    you could do lap quilts but you could incorporate things that are on their invitations,such as colors or pictures or even if you have a embroidery machine you could do the whole invitation and put it on the lap quilt

  23. #23
    Super Member madamekelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    6,546
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM
    IMHO...I always make a lap quilt. Can't go wrong. It Will always be used. They won't feel obligated to hang it on the wall. Remember tastes do change. If you use scraps, won't be a strain on your budget and you'll make room for new fab to come into you home. Or if you have time..make two..his and hers. Thats fun too!
    You could make as his and hers as suggested above, then put snaps down one side of each, so they can be used as one for snuggling.

  24. #24
    Senior Member Pieceful Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    881
    I'm not sure of the name of this type of quilt, but would they like to have one with places for people to sign at the reception?

    I just helped a friend make one for her daughter's wedding and they LOVED it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.