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Thread: Wedding reception table squares

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    Wedding reception table squares

    I'm getting married in June and headed to San Antonio. For the reception I was considering making quilt squares combining our favorite colors with fabric that contains both colors to place under the terrariums that will be centerpieces on the table. Is there a way I can fix the edges on them so that I can collect them after the reception is over and make a table runner with them? I appreciate any ideas.

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    How about turning the edges under and securing them with a basting stitch? Then you can just remove the basting stitch later and sew the squares together however you want.
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    I did this for our daughter's wedding reception a few years ago. I basted backing fabric to each square (like put them right sides together, sew around, leave an opening and then turn them inside out and stitch the opening closed). After the wedding I just took the basting stitches out and put the squares together for a quilt. It worked out beautifully!
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    this is a great idea... never thought of quilted table covers for a wedding
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    You could make them a little bigger than you need for quilting and do a nice decorative serger edge which could be trimmed off when making into the quilt
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    Sounds like a lovely idea but with all that needs to be arranged you had better get right on it or make your bridesmaids have a sewing day with you to get them whipped out.Usually allot of pressure around wedding plans, just saying...

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    Pattypurple had the idea, but you could also just make the edges/border wider than you will need for the future, then turn it under and hem with a straight stitch. Just cut off the hem later to use them.

    Sounds interesting; have a lovely special wedding day!

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    I wonder if you could get by with just pinking them or with pressing one inch under on each size. With a terrarium on top, I think they'd still be pretty.

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    I went to a wedding where something similar was done but each topper was a signature block so guests could sign it for the couple. No ideas on sewing them together.
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    Just steam them under. That way there's no sewing or unsewing, just pressing with more steam to get rid of the crease.

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    For my son's rehearsal dinner, I made table toppers. I did a narrow rolled hem on my serger. Afterwards, they are using them as napkins! With the narrow hem, you wouldn't lose much if you just trimmed them to "block size".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    Sounds like a lovely idea but with all that needs to be arranged you had better get right on it or make your bridesmaids have a sewing day with you to get them whipped out.Usually allot of pressure around wedding plans, just saying...
    Couldn't agree more !! Our DD got married last fall, an outdoor wedding, and I had a list of neat ideas for sewing & making accents for the reception and decor. That list quickly narrowed down to a few !!
    We made accent toppers for the tables and cake table, basket liners for favors and candy etc and some cute hanging banners. We also did a LOT of spray painting of other decor ... photo frames, outdoor lanterns and signs etc in her wedding colors ...
    The time evaporates quicker than you can believe, no matter how "simple" you try to keep things, there is still SO much to do ... ! Good Luck and start NOW !!
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 02-04-2013 at 09:01 AM.

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    I bet the pinking would work! Depending on style of wedding you are going for that might actually add a casual cozy element to the tables!

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    Only just noticed this but just to say I hope the wedding went well. Do you have any pictures of what you actually did in the end?

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    Hope the wedding was lovely! I am making toppers for my son's wedding in 2 weeks (ACK!) The fabric picked out was outdoor fabric..its a bit fiddly, but will look nice on the tables!
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